Nice one, Shawn.
If Secure Boot is on then Windows 8 is confirmed to be UEFI booted, right?
I just updated the BIOS and the startup changed from the usual ASUS logo to the Windows 8 logo, but in msinfo32 the BIOS mode is UEFI and Secure Boot is on.
And to add, my boot SSD is GPT.
That's correct. When it says that "BIOS mode" is UEFI, then your Windows 8 was installed with UEFI. Secure Boot is a feature of UEFI.
Hope this helps.
So is the $64,000 question.. if W8 has secure boot on, then gets hosed... are all your bootable rescue CDs and USB keys useless? Or is there a basic strategy that still provides rootkit resistance while allowing system rescue?
If needed, you could boot into your UEFI settings, and just disable Secure Boot as needed, then enable again when finished.
Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI
Last edited by Brink; 02 Nov 2013 at 15:16.
All bootable software using WinRE4 x64 will boot with Secure Boot ENABLED.
Last edited by theog; 03 Nov 2013 at 10:43.