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I can not disable DEP after several tries

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    I can not disable DEP after several tries


    Hi everyone,brilliant forum and community.
    Here is my problem,i tried to add the program in'Turn on DEP for all programs expect for those i select' but i get a pop up that says it can't be disabled, so i've used this command 'bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff' in CMD but i get this message back 'The boot configuration data store could not be opened.Access is denied.'
    Thanks in advance .

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    Hello coldblood, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may not have used the command in an elevated command prompt. See if the tutorial below may help.

    DEP - Enable or Disable

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Hi brick,i did run CMD as an admin but now i get a different message ,here it is 'An error has occuured setting the element data.The value is protected by Secure Boot policy and cannot be modified or deleted'
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, ok. You'll need to temporarily disable Secure Boot in your UEFI settings, disabled DEP, then enable Secure Boot again.

    Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI
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    Ty brick i've finally got it,really a helpful guy,and is it okay if i keep secure boot disabled?
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could keep secure boot disabled, but it would be recommended to enable it for better security.
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