How To Enable Secure Boot On Any Computer

The new OS from Microsoft, orWindows 11, requires unlikeWindows 10that certainrequirements are met. Specifically, in addition to the activation of theSecure Boot, the presence andactivation of the TPM 2.0 is required.

How To Enable Secure Boot On Any Computer
How To Enable Secure Boot On Any Computer

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?

TheSecure Bootis 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 onStartand type in the appropriate box:System Informationand clickEnter.
  • 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:DisabledorOff, you will need to follow the instructions given in the following paragraphs to start theSecure 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” thenyou can activate the Secure Boot. If itsays LEGACYyou canstillactivate 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

Toenable Secure Booton a PC with UEFI BIOS, you need to follow the directions below:

  • Click onStartand type inSettings.
  • 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 theRestart Now button, click it!

On the next screen, click on the “Troubleshooting” item (As in the photo).

Immediately after, click onAdvanced Options.

Then click on the option “UEFI Firmware Settings” and in the next screen press theRestart 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 toSecure boot.

Generally speaking, the steps to follow are as follows:

  • Select the item ”Secure Boot” and press Enter.
  • Then click onActivateorEnabledand hit enter.

For those who were wondering if thevoice Secure Boot (Secure Boot), it is typically found under the cardprotection(Security) or theStartup 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 validalternativeto the procedure seen in the previous paragraphs is to activate theSecure 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 theBIOS.
  • 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 theF10keyon your keyboard. On reboot, also in this case, you will find the Secure Boot enabled.

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