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Fast and Easy How-to: Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 8.1/8

Microsoft has replaced BIOS with UEFI has a firmware validation process, called secure boot, that helps to prevent malicious software applications and "unauthorized" operating systems from loading during the system start-up process. Systems which come with Microsoft Windows 8.1/8 pre-installed typically have enabled UEFI Secure Boot, and ship the Microsoft keys in the firmware.

Reasons to disable Secure Boot

Sometimes, you need to disable Secure Boot on your workstation or laptop, because:

How to Disable Secure Boot in Windows 8.1/8

During the initial stages at boot, press the DELETE key to enter UEFI firmware settings, and go to step 4 below.

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