UEFI secure boot does not allow your computer from booting any unknown source. In simple terms, disabling securing boot option allows windows from booting two operating systems. If the UEFI secure boot option is “ON,” you can’t install any other operating system. If you want to install any new OS on your PC, you need to disable the UEFI secure boot.
Windows began coming with UEFI firmware with a secure boot option from Windows 8 and above versions. Once you disable the secure boot option, it allows you to boot Windows on your PC from an external device like CD or USB. You can run previous Windows versions, Dual OS booting like Windows with Linux, Fedora, or Ubuntu.
Steps to Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10
Disabling the Secure Boot is the same for Windows 8 to Windows. If you want to disable UEFI Secure Bohen, follow the given steps below.
- Open your Windows device and click on the Search Bar at the bottom left side
- Type in Advanced Startup and select Change Advanced Startup Options
- Once you click on Change Advanced Startup Options, a window will appear as shown in the image below. Click on Restart Now option that is under Advanced Startup.
- Your PC will be restarted in the advanced mode that comes with many advanced options to configure your Windows.
- There are options to choose from, where you have to click on Troubleshoot option
- The Troubleshoot option has two options, Reset your PC and Advanced options. So, when you click on Troubleshoot, from the two options click on Advanced options.
- Advanced options window will appear, from there select UEFI Firmware Settings.
- After that, it will restart your system again or it will ask you to restart the PC.
- The restart will start in BIOS and you will see the BIOS setup.
- Under BIOS settings, click on Security Tab
- Use arrows to choose the Secure boot option
- Select the option and change the secure boot from Enabled to Disabled.
- Now, press enter and save your work, and exit.
As you have now, successfully disabled the secure boot, you can easily boot your devices with any external device. And if you want to again enable the secure boot on your PC, then follow the same steps as above, and in the BIOS security settings, change the secure boot option to Enabled.