Microsoft, the tech giant has rolled out Windows 10 operating system for all the users a couple of years back. Soon after the official launch of this platform, people have confronted numerous issues whilst downloading and installing it. The firm has announced that the users of Windows i.e., who are using the versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 have the chance to upgrade their devices to Windows 10. Many of the Windows users have utilized this sort of announcement and upgraded their devices. However, people have faced several problems at the time of upgrading the PCs to Windows 10. We have solved many of the issues of the users by providing accurate solutions through our posts.
Even now, there are people who are unable to get through some of the problems caused by some Windows 10 features. Most commonly, since the launch of this operating system latest version, people frequently asked about the way to disable Secure Boot in Windows 10. In fact, the Windows 8 and the above versions of the operating system provided the feature of disabling any of the external devices using UEFI. We come across this firmware on the settings. This sort of disabling external interference through USB or other external devices is referred to as secure boot. We can find this option in Windows 10 platform. Here is everything you need to know about Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10.
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What is UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10?
UEFI stands for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. It is a standard type of firmware interface which is actually designed so as to replace the traditional BIOS [Basic Input/Output System]. With the launch of Windows 8 and above versions of operating system, Microsoft has started integrating this UEFI option on all versions. You can even find this on the newly launched Windows 10 version. Many are not at all aware of a secure boot on Windows 10. You don’t have to worry guys.
We are here to help you in the best way. In some cases, we wish using 2 operating systems on a single PC simultaneously. For instance, if you want to run Windows and Ubuntu or Fedora and Windows on one device, secure boot option becomes a hurdle. If you have this particular option on your PC, it doesn’t allow the users boot 2 operating systems. The best solution is to disable secure boot on Windows 10. This will eventually help the users carry out some sort of external interference in Windows.
Here, in this post, we have provided a detailed guide to disable secure boot in Windows 10. Just by disabling this option, you couldn’t evade Windows from booting 2 OS platforms. An individual can boot 2 operating systems on one device using an external drive or some other ways. Make sure that the method which you implement for booting 2 operating systems is carried out in a secure manner.
Things can be done after Disabling Secure Boot Windows 10
- After disabling the secure boot option on your Windows 10 device, you should boot Windows using an external device say USB or CD drive.
- For booting 2 operating systems such as Windows and Ubuntu, Linux and
- Windows or Windows and Fedora, you must disable the secure boot option.
- Once you disable this option, you can run the old versions of Windows too without any struggle.
- You can boot Windows by making use of Windows password recovery tools.
How to Disable Secure Boot in Windows 10?
Here is a complete guide that aids the users to disable Secure Boot in Windows 10 operating system. Similar steps will be followed for disabling secure boot on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 operating systems.
- Go to the taskbar on Windows and search for ‘Advanced Startup’ option.
- Just click on the option that says ‘Change Advanced Startup option’
- On the next screen, click on ‘Restart Now’ button that appears beneath Advanced Startup tab.
- Immediately, your PC will restart in advanced mode.
- This will, in turn, provide you immense advanced options that let you configure Windows 10.
- Some of the advanced options include an external device, troubleshooting, turning off the device and a lot more.
- Just hit the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. You will find 3 other options such as Reset this PC, Recovery manager, and Advanced Options.
- On the next screen, you need to click on ‘UEFI Firmware Settings’.
- It then asks you to restart the PC. Then, the restart will begin in BIOS and you can view different BIOS setup.
- Now, under the BIOS settings, you must hit the ‘Security’ tab.
- For selecting the secure boot option you can make use of the arrow keys.
- Using the arrow key, alter the secure boot option to ‘DISABLED’
- Then, click on Enter. Save the changes and exit.
That’s all! This is the detailed procedure to disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10 operating system. You can now boot the device using the external device without any hassle. If you are looking towards enabling the secure boot option again, just follow the similar procedure. One slight change is that under the BIOS settings, you must change the secure boot option to ENABLED.
Disadvantages of Secure Boot Windows 10
By disabling the secure boot option on Windows 10 device, the users will get few benefits. In addition to this, there are few limitations by disabling the secure boot option.
- It is not possible to dual boot Windows 10 using Linux.
- Unable to implement advanced computer maintenance procedures like BIOS or firmware updates.
- The users might not be capable of running system repair and other password recovery utilities or CDs.
- Once you disable it, the device doesn’t let the users install previous versions of Windows like Windows 7 or Windows XP.
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