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Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI

  1. #30


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    Win7


    Thanks Ray. What's buggin me now is that nothing in the Manuals refers to the 16gb Recovery Drive it offers to make under Recovery. I went ahead and sacrificed my installer stick for this since i have others, and it confirms it is copying the Recovery partition, but I can't find anything on the web about how this is run to recover to Factory condition.

    I assume its bootable since it formats the stick wiping everything out. Anyone familar with it? I wonder why Asus keeps it such a big secret.

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  2. #31


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    Greg

    Reinstall is based on RESET.

    This is a tutorial by Lenovo using the Windows 8 USB Drive Recovery app.

    Methodology to create Recovery Media and reload a Lenovo Think system with Microsoft Windows 8 preload


    Quote Originally Posted by Lenovo
    NOTE: From this point forward in the recovery process, the choices for actual operating system recovery depend on the existing state of the computer hard drive.

    Below are the instructions if there is an existing Microsoft Windows 8 install on the hard drive.
    1.Select the target operating system of Microsoft Windows 8 to reload over existing Lenovo preload.
    2.Select "Yes" to repartition the drives or "No" to keep existing partitions. For a clean install, the drives should be repartitioned.
    3.Select "Fully Clean the drive".
    4.Click Reset to begin the process.
    5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
    6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the system will reboot into Microsoft Windows 8.

    Below are the instructions if the hard drive is blank.
    1.Select "Yes" to repartition the HDD or "No" to keep the existing partitions.
    2.Click either choice, but these instructions follow the repartition scenario.
    3.Select "Fully Clean the drive" as this will take several minutes to complete.
    4.Click Reset to begin the process.
    5.The reset/recovery process takes approximately 90 minutes.
    6.Once the reset/recovery is complete, the system will reboot into Microsoft Windows 8.
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  3. #32


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    Win7


    I ran Reset to test it and it did a full Factory Recovery. What I still don't understand is how the Recovery USB drive fits in since it won't boot even under CSM or UEFI.

    Also above it gives steps for if the HD is blank. But where does it get the Factory Image then if the Recov partiiton is gone from the HD? If it's still using Reset how does it tap the image on the stick?

    I am rewriting the stick again to see if I can get it to boot. Will also check if Reset will pick it up.
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  4. #33


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Basically the factory recovery is a reset like in the tutorial below. A Reset can be done from within Windows or Winre at boot.

    Reset Windows 8


    When you start to do a Reset, Windows will automatically look for connected installation media. If you don't have the recovery USB connected, then Windows will prompt for you to connect it or installation media to be able to start the Reset.
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  5. #34


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    Windows 7


    So if we don't have UEFI, how does one enable Secure Boot?
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  6. #35


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gregor, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    No worries. If your motherboard doesn't have UEFI firmware, then you won't have Secure Boot either.
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  7. #36


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    Windows 7


    Hi Brink, thanks for the quick reply,

    So I am trying to downgrade Windows 8 to 7 and I'm following this guide: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
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  8. #37


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    What issue are you having?

    Does it say you have secure boot enabled (true) in step 1 and 2 in that tutorial?

    If true, the you would want to disable secure boot by using step 3 in that tutorial.
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  9. #38


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    Quote Originally Posted by gregor69 View Post
    So if we don't have UEFI, how does one enable Secure Boot?
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Gregor, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    No worries. If your motherboard doesn't have UEFI firmware, then you won't have Secure Boot either.
    Quote Originally Posted by gregor69 View Post
    Hi Brink, thanks for the quick reply,

    So I am trying to downgrade Windows 8 to 7 and I'm following this guide: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Do you have a new PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed?
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  10. #39


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