Want to Disable secure boot in Windows 8, 8.1 or 10. Just follow this simple step by step procedure to enable or disable secure boot. Procedure is almost same for WIndows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
What is Secure boot?
Windows 8 or later versions come with UEFI firmware instead BIOS. Microsoft has included secure boot in these operating systems. Secure boot allows your PC to boot only from UEFI firmware. Because secure boot is enabled in your OS, you can not boot your PC with other devices or other OS like Linux. It also stops booting two operating systems. It will give high security by stopping boot from unauthorized devices.
When do I need to Disable Secure boot?
You must disable Secure boot when you see below situations.
- When you want to boot your PC from external device like USB or CD.
- When you want to boot your PC with Linux or any other OS.
- When you want to use Boot device made by Windows password recovery tools like reset password pro.
- When you want to run previous Windows versions.
- When you want to run Graphics card.
How to disable secure boot?
Disabling secure boot is a very simple process. Within 2 minutes you can disable secure boot. Just follow below procedure. You can use same procedure in Windows 8 or 8.1 or 10.
Use cortana search to search with a keyword advanced startup. Select Change advanced Startup Options shows that in below screenshot.
Now you will see below screen. Just click on Restart Now under Advanced Startup option.
Now your PC will restart in Advanced mode. You can follow another method to restart PC in Advanced mode. Just restart PC. You will see login screen. Click on Power symbol in bottom right corner. Hold down Shift key and Click Restart. Now your PC will restart in Advanced mode. You will see below screenshot.
Select Troubleshoot options. You will see two options shows that in below screenshot.
Select Advanced Options. You will see below screen.
Select UEFI Firmware Settings. Click Restart in next screen. It will restart in BIOS. If your PC does not restart in BIOS, you might have seen another screen where you need to Press F2. You will see BIOS setup shows that in below screenshot.
When you use Windows 8 or 8.1, you need to select Boot option. When you use Windows 10, you need to select Security option shows that in above screenshot. You may see Enabled option near Secure Boot. Select that option using arrow keys. Press Enter. Select Disabled. Press Enter. Save changes and Exit. Now you can boot your device with other devices.
When you want to enable secure boot, you need to repeat same procedure. Some times you may not be able to Enable Secure boot until you reset your PC to factory settings. You may also see this topic for details.
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