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  1.    04 May 2017 #1
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    UEFI with secure boot disabled


    I ran a Belarc analysis and it showed a notification that the " UEFI with secure boot is disabled ".Is this a default setting or does it need to be enabled?I looked at the boot settings but was unable to figure out how to resolve this issue.I am not one who likes to guess at these things.I hope someone has a good idea about this.I will appreciate it very much.
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  2.    04 May 2017 #2
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    It is not essential to enable it but you increase risk of malware hijacking pc. Windows 7 cannot be installed in uefi mode if enabled if secure boot is on.

    However, good idea to turn it on.
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  3.    04 May 2017 #3
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    UEFI with secure boot disabled


    I appreciate the reply but i am confused by the bios settings and not sure how to enable it.
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  4.    05 May 2017 #4
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    UEFI with secure boot disabled


    Will someone please tell me the details of how to enable the UEFI secure boot?I will appreciate it very much.
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  5.    05 May 2017 #5
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    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.19 64bit

    How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10 64 bit and 32 bit - YouTube


    One way. You can also boot directly into your BIOS by restarting and pressing F10. (maybe diff key on some systems ?)
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  6.    06 May 2017 #6
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    Redstone_Two

    Enabling Secure Boot on an HP Desktop


    Quote Originally Posted by KB1240 View Post
    Will someone please tell me the details of how to enable the UEFI secure boot?I will appreciate it very much.
    Go there:

    Settings/Updates & Security/Recovery/Advanced Startup/Restart/Troubleshoot/Advanced Options/UEFI Firmware Settings/Not the same for all machines (hardware vendor).

    That will bring you to BIOS settings, for HP it is pretty easy in the Security Boot Configuration menu.

    Legacy Support: Disable
    Secure Boot: Enable
    Key management: Don't Clear (set to Clear if disable/false)
    Key Ownership: HP Keys
    Fast Boot: Enable

    Apply changes and exit. To confirm, open Powershell in admin mode and run:

    Code:
    Confirm-SecureBootUEFI
    False = disable
    True = enable
    or not supported or ressource not available.

    Code:
    Windows PowerShell
    Copyright (C) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    PS C:\Windows\system32> Confirm-SecureBootUEFI
    True
    PS C:\Windows\system32>
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 06 May 2017 at 21:23.
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  7.    07 May 2017 #7
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    UEFI with secure boot disabled


    Many thanks Mike for your reply.I am using Windows 10 Home/64 bit on a year old Lenovo 90ED desktop pc.Do you think the settings will be pretty much the same?Thanks again!!!
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  8.    07 May 2017 #8
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    W10Prox64

    Hi.
    Reading on the Lenovo site:
    How to boot to Legacy device or system configured with Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 8 (32-bit) - ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, IdeaCentre
    Microsoft requires Lenovo to configure all Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 PCs with the following UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings:


    • UEFI only
    • Secure Boot

    With these settings, it is not possible to boot a Legacy operating system such as DOS or Microsoft Windows XP. Also, it is not possible to boot an operating system that is not enabled for Secure Boot, such as Microsoft Windows 7 and certain Linux distributions.

    For these reasons, it is not possible to boot many existing diagnostic or backup/restore tools on a Microsoft Windows 8 or 10 PC with default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.
    So my question would be, what have you done to the system, that has disabled Secure Boot?

    EDIT: Perhaps you could just go into the BIOS and set it to defaults. But if you have installed a Legacy (MBR) version of W10, or upgraded a version of W7 to W10, you will not be able to boot the OS with Secure Boot turned on.
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  9.    07 May 2017 #9
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    Redstone_Two

    Quote Originally Posted by KB1240 View Post
    Many thanks Mike for your reply.I am using Windows 10 Home/64 bit on a year old Lenovo 90ED desktop pc.Do you think the settings will be pretty much the same?Thanks again!!!
    No, it won't!

    You must find the parameter(s) combination that enables secure boot. You may want to try disabling legacy mode or BIOS mode in the boot menu first.

    The given parameters in post # 6 are an indication, but Fast Boot can be set to Disable and it would also work (true). You must find the way KB If you keep on getting false in Powershell (Secure Boot is available and you may try reset to default). The owner manual of your laptop may also be helpful...

    Edit: In system information under system summary, SMBIOS Version is 2.8.
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 08 May 2017 at 14:20.
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  10.    07 May 2017 #10
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    UEFI with secure boot disabled


    I am using Windows 10 Home (x64) Build 14393.1066(RS1) which came on the computer about a year ago when it was new.I have not done anything to the system except look at the bios one time to my knowledge.I discovered this error a few days ago when i ran a Belarc analysis.I am getting a little confused by all this and since the computer seems to work ok i wonder how important this error is?I really would like to fix it if i can without causing worse problems.
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