How to disable UEFI secure boot in Windows 10

In this tutorial, learn how to disable UEFI secure boot in Windows 10.

Let me explain first what is UEFI Secure Boot?

Secure Boot is a feature of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). UEFI is a standard firmware interface for new PCs pre-installed with Windows 10/8, which is designed to replace the BIOS interface (basic input/output system). UEFI Secure boot makes sure that when your computer boots up, it only uses firmware which is trusted by the manufacturer. When UEFI Secure boot is “ON”, you can’t install any other operating system than the one already present on your computer.

This short post will show you how to disable UEFI Secure Boot to let you install a new OS on your computer or dual boot any operating system you like.

How to disable UEFI secure boot in Windows 10

1. Open Settings by pressing Windows key + I.

2. Then in Settings window, select Update and Security.

3. On the left-hand side, select Recovery. And you can see Advanced startup at the right side.

4. Under Advanced startup settings, click on “Restart Now“.

5. As your computer boots into Windows Recovery Environment, in the Choose an option window, simply select Troubleshoot.

6. Now, in Troubleshooting window, select Advanced options.

7. In Advanced options window, select UEFI Firmware Settings to modify it.

8. Now, click on Restart. Your system will restart and take you to the UEFI BIOS.

9. In BIOS setup window, navigate to Boot tab by arrow key.

Note: Depending on the motherboard’s BIOS/ UEFI firmware, the Secure Boot option will be found on the “Security”, “Boot”, or “Authentication” tab.

10. Now, go down to select Secure Boot and then press Enter.

11. Now, choose Disabled and then press Enter to disable UEFI secure boot on your computer.

12. Now, press F10 from your keyboard to save the changes.

13. Now, select Yes to finally save and exit the UEFI settings.

Secure boot feature will be disabled on your computer.

Checkout this video to illustrate this guide:

Hope something helps you.



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