Understanding Secure Boot


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    Understanding Secure Boot


    I don't really understand what this is? I made sure that I had it set to disabled when I installed Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Edition yesterday because I read that I should do that on the forums here. It was disabled by default on my MSI M/Board anyway.

    I did install Windows in UEFI mode. Should I now enable Secure Boot? What does it do and what are the pro's and con's of enabling it?
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    Secure boot makes it more difficult to install non standard OS's that do not meet the modern UEFI standards, to ensure good design, and a major side effect of that is that it makes it more difficult for malware to hijack your PC as part of the booting process. So yeah, enable it for added protection. It will not affect Windows 8 or 10.

    You would have to turn it off for Widows 7 or some other 'mon secure boot friendly" OS's if you wanted to dual boot.
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  3. Posts : 164
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    Great thanks. Does it slow down the boot process at all?
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  4. Posts : 6,907
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    The main idea behind it is it won't boot unless the system is correct the idea is if you get infected boot files it shouldn't boot
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    GregH said:
    I made sure that I had it set to disabled when I installed Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Edition yesterday because I read that I should do that on the forums here.
    That information is incorrect.

    You do not need to disable Secure Boot if you install Windows 8/10 in UEFI mode.

    GregH said:
    Does it slow down the boot process at all?
    No.
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  6. Posts : 164
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    Thanks!
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