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Secure Boot Watermark Article Needed

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    XP, Win7, Win8, Linux

    Secure Boot Watermark Article Needed


    An article is needed on how to get rid of the desktop watermark "SecureBoot isn't configured correctly".

    Almost all of the web commentary addresses the issue from Microsoft's perspective, i.e. that SecureBoot should be enabled, and that we need to be warned when it is not. Good answers, many of them, but they address only part of the problem.

    For those of us who have a PC capable of SecureBoot, but where we have chosen knowingly and intentionally to enable Legacy Boot, there has to be a way to get rid of the watermark. So, how to do it?

    Using the Group Policy editor to enable/disable "Use enhanced Boot Configuration Data validation profile" had no effect on my Samsung laptop.

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    Windows 8.1


    It can probably be done by using the exact same procedure developed to remove the 8.1 Preview watermark but I haven't tested it yet; however, if many are interested, I will test it some time soon and see what happens. I'll put it on my to-do list.
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    Windows 8.1


    Thanks! I registered to second this action. I can't enable secure boot. My Asus laptop was upgraded and I can't access UEFI settings nor enable secure boot. Hence I would like to remove that annoying watermark without enabling secure boot. Microsoft is being heavy-handed.
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    XP, Win7, Win8, Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    It can probably be done by using the exact same procedure developed to remove the 8.1 Preview watermark but I haven't tested it yet; however, if many are interested, I will test it some time soon and see what happens. I'll put it on my to-do list.
    That approach has promise. I look forward to learning the results of your testing.
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