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survey question: does your motherboard support Secure Boot?

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    survey question: does your motherboard support Secure Boot?


    If you're running Windows 8, do:
    1) Start -> PowerShell
    2) run PowerShell as Administrator
    3) run the command “confirm-SecureBootUEFI”
    if it returns TRUE, you have Secure Boot. Otherwise you don't.

    If you don't have Windows 8, you can check whether Secure Boot is supported by running the Upgrade Assistant:
    Upgrade to Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows

    Please mention which motherboard you have, thanks.

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    Palm Coast FLorida
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    I have an Asus P8Z77-V and it doesn't
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    I don't think my Asus Sabertooth X58 has Secure Boot. Not sure. But I didn't buy windows 8 for this machine, I bought it for my secondary one, a laptop. It does not support Secure Boot. Neither of my machines have UEFI as far as I know.
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Most motherboards released prior to 2012 don't have it, and I'd wager a lot sold this year still won't. I doubt it'll become common until more OEMs ship these, which should bring down the cost so they can be sold in motherboards at retail. I think there might be a few out there now that do, but given secure boot requires a certificate to be installed, this is a hurdle that would have to be overcome - not impossible (OEM ships it before they package up the box to sell), but it still is an extra step.

    OH, to answer the question... no, my motherboard has no secureboot support .
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    To be honest, I don't really want it. I like that I can play around with dual booting other OS (my laptop also runs Ubuntu 12.10), and I hear that secure boot kinda murders that.
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I believe you can get the ASRock z77 Pro 4m which supports UEFI and secureboot:
    Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    SecureBoot can be disabled, so if you want UEFI without it (and you do, even for Linux), you should still get a UEFI board. The only caveat people are complaining about is that the Surface (RT) from Microsoft doesn't allow you to disable it, but that's a tablet / ARM device, and Microsoft has specifically said it's not possible. On the PC / x86 front, however, SecureBoot can be disabled in the UEFI bios and if you don't want it, you can just turn it off and still get the other UEFI benefits.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    To be honest, I don't really want it. I like that I can play around with dual booting other OS (my laptop also runs Ubuntu 12.10), and I hear that secure boot kinda murders that.
    That's rumor mongering. If YOU enable Secure boot, you're in control over it. It's only an issue if you buy a device that has Secure Boot enabled by the vendor and they do not give you access to it.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    I believe you can get the ASRock z77 Pro 4m which supports UEFI and secureboot:
    Newegg.com - ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    SecureBoot can be disabled, so if you want UEFI without it (and you do, even for Linux), you should still get a UEFI board. The only caveat people are complaining about is that the Surface (RT) from Microsoft doesn't allow you to disable it, but that's a tablet / ARM device, and Microsoft has specifically said it's not possible. On the PC / x86 front, however, SecureBoot can be disabled in the UEFI bios and if you don't want it, you can just turn it off and still get the other UEFI benefits.
    That's good news. I built my computer in december 2010, and it was pricey to do it. Check my specs for why. My laptop was a mid-2010 buy as well, and it was also pretty pricey (asus g60jx-rbbx05 if you're curious). So unless something breaks, I will not be forking out any big hardware replacements any time soon. Replacing my motherboard with a UEFI one would also mean I need to replace my CPU as well. Not gonna happen unless my current one dies. =p

    Both machines perform excellently so I do not feel the need to change it anyways.
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    Redmond
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Speaking of pricy, I'm considering this particular set of components - I'm tired of my 3 year old desktop. There's nothing wrong with it, but I'm starting to need a bit more heft. Time to plan for the next 3 years!
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    Speaking of pricy, I'm considering this particular set of components - I'm tired of my 3 year old desktop. There's nothing wrong with it, but I'm starting to need a bit more heft. Time to plan for the next 3 years!
    That looks insanely expensive. I'm guessing you're only going to use integrated graphics with that system?
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