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Can't enable Secure boot

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    Can't enable Secure boot


    Hi I can't seem to get Secure Boot enabled on my laptop, the secure boot option is greyed out and I can't change it to enabled, my computer came with windows 8 on it automatically so I thought it would've been enabled by default.

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    Have you disabled it at some point?

    This might help..

    Link: Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI
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    Nope, I checked to see if it was enabled and it says "Off" and I tried the steps on that Link and can't seem to get it enabled

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    Secure Boot (Windows 8) | HP® Support
    Screenshots in the above link.

    DESKTOP

    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    Disabling Secure Boot

    You may want to disable Secure Boot in order to install new hardware or boot from a CD or DVD. Follow these steps to disable Secure Boot:

    1) Turn off the computer.

    2) Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Computer Setup Utility opens.

    3) Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Security menu, then use the up and down arrow keys to select Secure Boot Configuration , and then press Enter .

    4) The Secure Boot Configuration warning displays. Press F10 to continue.

    5) Use the up and down arrow keys to select Secure Boot , then use the left and right arrow keys to change the setting to Disable .

    6) Use the up and down arrow keys to select Legacy Support , then use the left and right arrow keys to change the setting to Enable .

    7) Press F10 to accept the changes.

    8) Press F10 again, then press Enter twice to restart the computer.

    9) As soon as the computer starts, a message appears indicating that the boot mode has changed.

    10) Type the four-digit code shown in the message, then press Enter to confirm the change.

    NOTEBOOK.


    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    You may want to disable Secure Boot in order to install new hardware or boot from a CD or DVD. Follow these steps to disable Secure Boot:

    1) Turn off the computer.

    2) Immediately press the Escape key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Startup Menu opens.

    3) Use the right arrow key to choose the System Configuration menu, use the down arrow key to select Boot Options , then press Enter .

    4) Use the down arrow key to select Secure Boot , press the Enter key, then use the down arrow key to modify the setting to Disabled .

    5) Press Enter to save the change.

    6) Use the left arrow key to select the File menu, use the down arrow key to select Save Changes and Exit , then press Enter to select Yes .

    7) The Computer Setup Utility closes and the computer restarts. When the computer has restarted, the Operating System Boot Mode Change screen appears, prompting you to confirm the Boot Options change. Type the code shown on the screen, then press Enter to confirm the change and continue to Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Secure Boot (Windows 8) | HP® Support
    Screenshots in the above link.

    DESKTOP

    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    Disabling Secure Boot

    You may want to disable Secure Boot in order to install new hardware or boot from a CD or DVD. Follow these steps to disable Secure Boot:

    1) Turn off the computer.

    2) Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Computer Setup Utility opens.

    3) Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Security menu, then use the up and down arrow keys to select Secure Boot Configuration , and then press Enter .

    4) The Secure Boot Configuration warning displays. Press F10 to continue.

    5) Use the up and down arrow keys to select Secure Boot , then use the left and right arrow keys to change the setting to Disable .

    6) Use the up and down arrow keys to select Legacy Support , then use the left and right arrow keys to change the setting to Enable .

    7) Press F10 to accept the changes.

    8) Press F10 again, then press Enter twice to restart the computer.

    9) As soon as the computer starts, a message appears indicating that the boot mode has changed.

    10) Type the four-digit code shown in the message, then press Enter to confirm the change.

    NOTEBOOK.


    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    You may want to disable Secure Boot in order to install new hardware or boot from a CD or DVD. Follow these steps to disable Secure Boot:

    1) Turn off the computer.

    2) Immediately press the Escape key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Startup Menu opens.

    3) Use the right arrow key to choose the System Configuration menu, use the down arrow key to select Boot Options , then press Enter .

    4) Use the down arrow key to select Secure Boot , press the Enter key, then use the down arrow key to modify the setting to Disabled .

    5) Press Enter to save the change.

    6) Use the left arrow key to select the File menu, use the down arrow key to select Save Changes and Exit , then press Enter to select Yes .

    7) The Computer Setup Utility closes and the computer restarts. When the computer has restarted, the Operating System Boot Mode Change screen appears, prompting you to confirm the Boot Options change. Type the code shown on the screen, then press Enter to confirm the change and continue to Windows.
    Thanks, but it just won't let me enable it the secure boot box, is grayed out and non-changeable for some reason
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