The new OS from Microsoft, or Windows 11, requires unlike Windows 10 that certain requirements are met. Specifically, in addition to the activation of the Secure Boot, the presence and activation of the TPM 2.0 is required.
How To Enable Secure Boot On Any Computer
In this article we will show you how to enable Secure Boot on any computer, so as to proceed with the installation of the new Operating System, quickly and easily and without encounter any kind of error.
What Is Secure Boot?
The Secure Boot is nothing more than a function integrated in the vast majority of devices with modern hardware components and UEFI firmware that allows you to start Windows, in a safe environment, thus preventing any viruses from manipulating the system during the boot phase.
Why enable Secure Boot? well, in addition to being a requirement to install Windows 11, this security feature allows you to work, play or study in a safer environment.
Given the continuous and countless threats, present every day in circulation, Microsoft is pushing Windows 11 more and more, so as to “limit” all risks.
How To Check If Secure Boot Is Already Enabled
Before showing you how to enable Secure Boot, you need to check if on your PC, it is already active. This way you will avoid wasting time and unnecessary steps:
- Click on Start and type in the appropriate box: System Information and click Enter.
- In the next screen click on the item ” System Resources “, from the menu on the left.
- Locate the item ” Secure boot status ” and check what is written next to it.
If you find written: Disabled or Off, you will need to follow the instructions given in the following paragraphs to start the Secure Boot, as it is disabled.
Before continuing, check what kind of BIOS you have. Just find the entry ” BIOS Mode ” and read what is written next to it. If you find it written ” UEFI ” then you can activate the Secure Boot. If it says ” LEGACY ” you can still activate it but you will have to perform additional steps.
Specifically, it will be necessary to convert Windows from MBR to GPT, using the terminal.
How To Activate Secure Boot On Windows
To enable Secure Boot on a PC with UEFI BIOS, you need to follow the directions below:
- Click on Start and type in Settings.
- Go to the ” Update and security ” category.
- On the left there is a menu, select the item ” Restore “.
- Under the ” Advanced Startup ” section, there is the Restart Now button, click it!
On the next screen, click on the “ Troubleshooting ” item (As in the photo).
Immediately after, click on Advanced Options.
Then click on the option “ UEFI Firmware Settings ” and in the next screen press the Restart button.
PLEASE NOTE: UEFI settings usually vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model.
It may therefore be necessary to check the manufacturer’s official website to quickly and easily locate the settings related to Secure boot.
Generally speaking, the steps to follow are as follows:
- Select the item ” Secure Boot ” and press Enter.
- Then click on Activate or Enabled and hit enter.
For those who were wondering if the voice Secure Boot (Secure Boot), it is typically found under the card protection (Security) or the Startup tab (Boot).
Once activated, save your changes by clicking the F10 key. Immediately afterwards the computer will restart and as if by magic the Secure Boot will be activated.
How To Activate It Without Going To The Settings
A valid alternative to the procedure seen in the previous paragraphs is to activate the Secure Boot, starting UEFI firmware during system startup, without having to open Windows, go to the settings and click the restart now button under the item “Advanced startup “.
To do this, you need to follow these directions:
- Start the PC and during the start-up phase, repeatedly press the key that appears on the start-up screen.
- The key must be pressed repeatedly until the PC enters the BIOS.
- Usually it is sufficient to press one of the following keys (always repeatedly): ESC, DEL, F1, F2, F10 etc.).
- Go to the Startup Settings or Security section and select “Secure Boot” by pressing enter.
- Then enable it and click Enter again.
Once done, save your changes by pressing the F10 key on your keyboard. On reboot, also in this case, you will find the Secure Boot enabled.