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Secure boot on or off when installing Win 8 pro x64?


Johannes

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I'm planning to build a new home workstation based on the Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard with Windows installed on a SSD in UEFI mode and data in a Raid1 array.

If one installs windows 8 pro x64 under UEFI on this board, is secure boot enabled by default during installation or does one have to enable it manually in the BIOS/UEFI settings afterwards?

If secure boot is not enabled automatically, does it need to be enabled or disabled during installation?

I cannot find any information about such a setting in the current English user manual of this board.

I know that after installation, one can check in windows if secure boot is enabled by executing the command
"confirm-SecureBootUEFI" in an elevated powershell command prompt.

Basically, can one switch secure boot on and off at will?

Thanks for any enlightenment.
 

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znod

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Enable secureboot while installing Windows 8 x64. if you dont have 64 bit installation media then install with secureboot off.
 

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Many thanks for response. I take it then that one first set secure boot off, then install windows 8 and then turn secure boot on.

By the way, I have an OEM DVD with which to clean install windows 8 pro x64.
 

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You are very welcome. Here is a read that might be of interest to you; Check this read out. Regardless, you could chose to enable or not before installing (don't know what the default might be on the various mobos available for DIY machines). Whether you enable or not, before or after installing, would depend on whether or not you want to use it--which I presume you would unless it caused problems with something else you want to do interfered with other functionality that is more important to you.
 

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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