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    Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC

    Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC

    How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC
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    11 Sep 2018
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    How to Enable or Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10 PC

    information   Information
    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.

    Note   Note
    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


  1.    21 Dec 2017 #1

    Hello guys, my Acer laptop have different options in BIOS. I have Windows 10 installed with Ubuntu 16.04, but only Windows boots at startup, and i have no option for Ubuntu. Previous i had Windows 8.1 along Ubuntu, and i haven't this problem. Is there a way to do it, or i have to get back to Windows 8.1?

    PS. It seems that i cannot attach files to show you a screenshot with my BIOS (File Upload Manager doesn't work). I have an option called Secure Boot Mode wich is set to Custom, and after i have Erase all Secure Boot Setting, Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing and Restore Secure Boot to Factory Default.
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       21 Dec 2017 #2

    Hello br4to92, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The dual boot issue would be a good question to ask in our Installation and Upgrade forum area.

    If you're wanting to disable Secure Boot, then the "Erase all Secure Boot Setting" should be the correct option.
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  3.    24 Dec 2017 #3

    Hello and thank you for the warm welcome :) I'll start a new thread at Installation & Upgrade area, at your suggestion. I had some issues with booting (cannot boot into any installed OS) after i've done some changes on the hard-disk with EasyUEFI (i was not knowing what i was doing), but i've reinstalled Windows 10 and now everything's ok, except the part with dual-booting with Ubuntu. I hope i'll find some answers regarding this, because on my old laptop i was able to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu very easy. So thanks again and have a nice day!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       24 Dec 2017 #4

    I hope you get a solution there soon. :)
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       17 May 2018 #5

    Disable Secure Boot on a Dell Inspiron 7779


    This BIOS/UEFI contains 14 sections
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    so in the procedure that follows, I refer to them by number to avoid getting lost halfway.
    So the General section is referred to as 01 General.
    And the sub-sections within each one are also numbered.
    So the General section, System information sub-section is referred to as 01.01 General, System information.

    In 05.01 Secure boot, Secure boot enable - select Disabled then click on Yes in the confirmation dialog that appears.
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    In 04.10 Security, PTT security - clear the checkbox for PTT On. Do not touch the checkbox labelled Clear because that does a lot more as is explained in the description on that screen.
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    In 01.04 General, Advanced boot options - set the checkbox for Enable legacy option ROMs checkbox then click on OK in the confirmation dialog that appears.
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    That's it. All done. You can now Exit the BIOS/UEFI and save the new settings.

    You can check that Secure Boot really is disabled by rebooting & pressing F12 while the Dell logo is onscreen in order to open the Boot options menu. The heading in yellow says Secure boot Off & PTT Off and a Legacy boot section exists. It is in that Legacy boot section that you would be able to select a bootable USB stick that you had connected.
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    Denis
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