UEFI and secure boot

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by skynet01dns, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. skynet01dns

    skynet01dns MDL Novice

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    Hi everybody!

    I'm new to UEFI. I have some questions about UEFI and using secure boot.

    I have a new - UEFI support - laptop (without op. system) and would like to clean install win 8.1 in GPT partition format and using secure boot (because of it's advantages).

    1.
    When do I need to enable secure boot in the UEFI BIOS? Before installing win 8.1 or after win 8.1 is succesfully installed and/or all device drivers installed?

    2.
    Are there any differences in the settings of secure boot if the install media is DVD or pendrive (pendrive properly created for uefi boot, fat32 file system, etc.)?

    3.
    After win 8.1 is installed is it possible to enable or disable secure boot at any time when needed (for instance use other op. systems to boot from pendrive, etc.)?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #2 Mr.X, Nov 26, 2014
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    1. After.
    2. :thinking: But I don't think so.
    3. Yes it is.
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    1. Can be enabled before installing Windows.
     
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