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  1. #21

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Glad to hear finally you got it sorted.
    Just leave it the way it is. You don't really need secure boot, Google for more info on Secure Boot.
    Now, you have a working system so I would suggest to make a Backup Image for it.

    Here is a free good Backup software: Macrium Reflect Free
    The User Manual: Macrium User Manual

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  2. #22

    Posts : 16
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Thanks for that answer topguncp! My husband is sighing as he is waiting to leave for a golf trip! But I told him until we got an answer, we are not leaving!

    Blessings to u all and thanks again!
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  3. #23

    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Great, glad to hear all is ok for now.

    Probably agood idea to make images evry now and then, as Topgun suggested.

    You can use several free programs for that. As Aomei partition manager was useful, you might try the aomei Backupper, the standard version is free and easy to use.
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  4. #24

    Posts : 879
    Windows 10

    You should enable secure boot in your bios settings.

    Note: Secure boot protect users from rootkits and other low-level malware attacks by blocking unauthorized (non-signed) executables and drivers from being loaded during the boot process.

    Protecting the pre-OS environment with UEFI - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    If you ever reinstall Windows 8 again, you don't need to turn secure boot off. You only need to turn secure boot off to install Windows 7.
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