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i can't seem to get my windows to go back into secure boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    i can't seem to get my windows to go back into secure boot


    So i installed my new MSI Z77A-G45 motherboard i tried to put my windows in secure boot i been all threw click bios 2 and i have everything set windows 8 mode is on in the bios, secure boot is enabled and set to standard, boot mode is set to legacy+UEFI makes no difference whether i set it to uefi or that as system info says bios is in UEFI mode, i just don't get it everything is set right, gather i did not reinstall windows but it booted up like no tomorrow without issue, i installed the mainboard chipset just in case, to weed out errors if there was any. It said something about it might have been an older version, but it don't look like it changed anything that i can see. So what gives ?? why can't i get secure boot to show as on in windows the bios clearly states it is on?. can someone shed some light on this for me like maybe i'm missing a step in this click bios 2.

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    If you installed a new motherboard and are using a pre-existing install of Windows. You have to fully reinstall the OS, even if the motherboards are the same.

    You really do not need Secure boot enabled. You can leave it off. But if Windows 8 is installed in UEFI mode, the bios has to have UEFI enabled.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    OK so thats why it did not work does it hurt to just leave it on in the bios i mean windows is not registering it and its not complaining or is it best to turn it off. I just had a thought what about using the windows install media i created and doing a none destructive repair of windows 8.1?
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