These days if you buy a new computer then you will get pre-installed windows 8 or earlier operating system. Starting with windows Microsoft replaced BIOS With UEFI. It’s a protocol in existence before Windows 8. Some Mac devices have been used UEFI for sometimes, now with the help, UEFI users can boot only those bootloaders that are signed into UEFI firmware. It helps the user in increase the security of a PC with unauthorized software from running on the PC during the boot sequence. It always checks that the each piece of software has a valid signature, including the operating system that will be loaded. It’s a good security measure against the Rootkits. After disabling your Secure boot you can boot with external drives like USB or CD, You can make a dual boot with Linux and Windows, you can boot your PC with windows password recovery tools and others and you can also run the previous version of windows and many other reasons.

Enable or Disable UEFI & What is Secure Boot?


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Terms You Should Know.

What are Rootkits?

It is set of a program which hides its presence of another application like users, spyware, etc. It makes them almost undeletable by common anti-malware software or Antivirus applications.

It is a program which is designed to give administrator access to the hackers without knowing you.

What Is Secure Boot?

It helps us to prevent malicious software application which is unauthorized during the system startup process.

Secure Boot is a technology where system firewall check that the bootloader is signed with a cryptographic key authorized by database contained in the firmware. The secure boot option comes with windows and later version of windows.

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Disable/Enable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 8 and earlier.

While accessing of BIOS we need to press F10 or F12 at boot time, but it’s not the same case with UEFI. For Access UEFI setting you will have to go from within windows. Let’s see how to get access?

Step 1

There is 2 easy way to access advanced startup. First one is press windows+I Button and your system setting will open and then go to update & security.

Second, one is searching for the Advance startup in search option By clicking on the Start Button. Then Click on Change Advance Startup option.

Search for Advance Startup….

Step 2

After that, go to Recovery there you will see there is a button name Restart Now and you have to click on that.


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Step 3

 Now your system will go to Restart in Advance mode. There are many tools are appear and all tools have their own work. But here we need to choose to Troubleshoot for our next step. SO, click on Troubleshoot.


Step 4

After clicking on Troubleshoot menu there you will see three more menus, but here we need to choose Advance Option. So, go to the next step and choose Advance Option.

Advance option

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Step 5

After clicking Advance Option You will see these options (see in the picture below). Options including UEFI Firmware Setting. And just click on UEFI Firmware Setting.

UEFI Firmware

Step 6

When You Click on UEFI Firmware then your system will restart or it will ask for restart your system. If it will ask for restart then go for that.

UEFI Restart

Step 7

Whatever, this restart will go to your BIOS and you will see BIOS setup.

Step 8

In BIOS setup go to the Boot tab (Uses up and down button for move press enter for choice) then there you will see secure boot (In many BIOS setup you will see this option in Security tab) press enter to choose Enable or Disable option.

Secure Boot Enable/Disable

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Step 9

In the final step, you need to save your task so press F10 Or Another key which is associated for save and exit.

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Closing Word

We discussed both how to enable or disable secure boot. I hope this article is helpful for you with easy steps without mixing steps. Many times we don’t find the UEFI Firmware in your Advance option, then don’t worry, we are with that in our next Article and that is here. Secure boot helps you in many ways you can see in its definition. With Secure Boot, you can allow and not allow to your external drives or unauthorized device to boot. By disabling your secure boot can give you much permission without security and Secure boot included many security features.