Windows 10: Desktop flashing icons loop problem.

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  1. Posts : 88
    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       15 Sep 2016 #21

    Thanks. That worked out. Now I'm read to do the repair install but the instructions state I have to disable the Secure Boot in UEFI. I'm pretty sure this was not necessary when I did the Win 7 repair-install. The tenforums instructions on how to disable it are a few years old and related to Windows 8. It says the specific motherboard has to be identified to match the correct disable instructions. I looked all over for what the specs of my motherboard are. All I can find is
    Gateway Desktop PC DX Series DX4831-05 Intel Core i5 650 (3.20 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce G310 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, updated to Win 7 Ultimate 64 then Win10 Pro 64.

    Other than Intel Core i5 650 I don't have any other information on the motherboard. I may be over complicating it but a more current explanation related to Win 10 seems better. I found this: How To Access UEFI Firmware Settingts In Windows 10 (7-31-15) Does it seem correct to you?
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  2.    15 Sep 2016 #22

    Hi, try this to check from windows if you have secure boot or not available, and its state:
    Secure Boot - Confirm Enabled or Disabled in Windows 8

    And if you don't have or use UEFI you won't have secure boot... which wouldn't normally apply to a PC supplied with Win 7- certainly not an older one.

    (I've never even thought about that to be honest.. this laptop has it off by default, and my previous wasn't UEFI anyway!)

    FWIW that tutorial is fine.. you can start the sequence from SHIFT + restart e.g. from a login screen. And it should work from Windows boot medium too- never tried.
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    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
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       15 Sep 2016 #23

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  4. Posts : 88
    1: Windows 10 Pro (64bit), 2: Windows 10 Pro (64bit)
    Thread Starter
       15 Sep 2016 #24

    That was very helpful. Good news - I think. Windows key + R to run dialog and entered msinfo32>System Information>System Summary, showed that Secure Boot State as "Unsupported". I take that to mean that the Secure Boot feature doesn't apply to this PC, as your suggested, and I don't need to worry about turning it off anymore. Correct? It mentions BIOS version/date as American Megaboards, Inc. PO1-A0, 11/17/2009.
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  5.    15 Sep 2016 #25

    Yes- that's perfectly reasonable.
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