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How to Disable Secure Boot On Windows 10
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How to Disable Secure Boot On Windows 10

To protect Windows from malware attacks, malicious software applications, Microsoft introduced Secure boot UEFI. But sometimes when you wish to dual boot, Windows secure boot interfere. This is when the need to turn off the secure boot on Windows 10 arise.

Here, in this article, we will explain how to disable Secure Boot On Windows 10.

What is UEFI Secure Boot?

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface is a standard firmware interface designed to replace BIOS. This is done to protect Windows.

Earlier when BIOS was used to boot PC, it used to check the hardware device, and according to boot orders the OS used to load. But due to the rise of malicious software, rootkits, Microsoft looked for a better way to stop it and this is when the Secure Boot Interface was introduced. This interface makes running Linux difficult on Windows. Therefore, today we will discuss how to disable it.

Disadvantages of Secure Boot in Windows

Secure boot limits users from performing certain operations therefore we need to disable it. Here are a few disadvantages of Secure Boot:

  1. You cannot install dual boot on Windows 10.
  2. Cannot implement advanced computer maintenance like firmware updates etc.
  3. Sometimes users are unable to run system repair and other password recovery utilities.
  4. Cannot install the previous version of Windows.

Before That A Word Of Warning

  1. If you disable Secure Boot and install unauthorized software or hardware, it might become difficult to re-activate Secure Boot without restoring PC.
  2. BIOS menu is designed for advanced users, therefore, before making any changes to it be careful. An incorrect change made to the settings can prevent your PC from booting.

Now, that you know the drawbacks of disabling Secure Boot if you are ready to take the risk let’s learn how to turn off Secure Boot on Windows 10.

Also Read: How To Permanently Disable Driver Signature Enforcement On Windows 10

Steps to Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10

  1. Tap the Windows logo located near the Cortana search box and click on gear icon to open Settings.
  2. Once you click on Settings a new window will open. Navigate to Update & Security.Secure Boot Windows 10
  3. 3In the left-side pane click on Recover. You will get an option Advanced Startup. Here click Restart now.
    Advanced options
  4. 4You will now be redirected to a blue screen where you need to click on Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware SettingsDisable Secure Boot Windows 10
  5. 5. You will now be prompted to restart the PC. Once the PC reboots you will see BIOS setup.
  6. 6. Now, under the BIOS settings, click the Security tab.
  7. 7. Here you can see Secure Boot option is enabled. To disable it use the arrow keys and disable secure boot on Windows 10.
  8. 8. Press F10 to save changes, and restart your computer.
  9. 9. Now you can boot your system with any USB drive which is not recognized by Microsoft.
  10. That’s all using these simple steps you can disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10.
  11. Let us know in the below comment section, we will update them on our list.

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