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Secure Boot - Confirm Enabled or Disabled in Windows 8

  1. #10


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Shawn this machine is "downgraded" form 8 to 7 do I need to check the BIOS for secure boot as a matter of course?

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  2. #11


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    It depends on if you installed Windows 7 with UEFI or legacy, and if you wanted secure boot enabled or not.
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  3. #12


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Ok Shawn now I know the machine has EUFI but I don't know without a quick check - what the seller who installed the 7 on this machine actually set in the BIOS as I am reasonably familiar with the EUFI but this APTIO is not much like the Asus desktop I have with EUFI.

    Now I just have to look up what secure boot is all about
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  4. #13


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    There's some good information about secure boot in the links at the top of the tutorial if you like.
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  5. #14


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Thanks mate I shall look as a quick Google has given me a slight idea but expect your refs will be clearer.
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