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How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC

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Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that your PC boots using only software that is trusted by the PC manufacturer. Support for Secure Boot was introduced in Windows 8, and also supported by Windows 10.

When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including firmware drivers (Option ROMs), EFI applications, and the operating system. If the signatures are good, the PC boots, and the firmware gives control to the operating system.

Secure Boot requires a PC with a UEFI firmware chip that meets the UEFI Specifications Version 2.3.1, Errata C or higher, and has Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 installed with UEFI.

Sometimes you may need to disable Secure Boot to run some PC graphics cards, hardware, or operating systems such as Linux or previous version of Windows. Before disabling Secure Boot, consider whether it is necessary. From time to time, your manufacturer may update the list of trusted hardware, drivers, and operating systems for your PC. To check for updates, go to Windows Update, or check your manufacturer's website.

For more information about Secure Boot, see:

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable Secure Boot on your Windows 10 PC.

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The way you enable and disable Secure Boot varies by PC and motherboard manufacturer. You should read your manufacturer's manual or support site for specific instructions.

If you would like to post screenshots below of your specific PC manufacturer Secure Boot settings, then please feel free to do so to help others.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Secure Boot on ASRock x79 Motherboard
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Acer PCs
  • Option Three: To Enable or Disable Secure Boot on HP and Compaq PCs





Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC
To Enable or Disable Secure Boot on ASRock x79 Motherboard

1. Boot to your UEFI firmware settings.

2. Do step 3 (enable) or step 4 (disable) for what you want to do.


 3. To Enable Secure Boot

A) Click/tap on the Security menu icon, and select Enabled for the Secure Boot setting. (see screenshot below)

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B) If you haven't already, click/tap on the Install default Secure Boot keys link, and click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshots below)

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C) Go to step 5 below.


 4. To Disable Secure Boot

A) Click/tap on the Security menu icon, select Disabled for the Secure Boot setting, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on the Exit menu icon, and click/tap on the Save Changes and Exit option. (see screenshot below)

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6. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

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7. Your PC will now reboot.





Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC
To Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Acer PCs





Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC
To Enable or Disable Secure Boot on HP and Compaq PCs


That's it,
Shawn