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I'm looking for Rescue CD's like Hiren's Boot CD which allow me to boot without switching to BIOS or turning off Secure Boot. I had no luck finding such thing.

Is it even possible to launch such an utility with Secure Boot enabled?

How can I modify any Rescue CD to launch when in UEFI and Secure Boot enabled? (if possible)

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Since only Microsoft’s keys are installed by default, if any, you probably won’t have any luck with this. Except perhaps installing Secure Boot keys is acceptable...? –  Daniel B Apr 30 '14 at 15:23
Well I do always have a portable Windows To Go install with me, if that's possible then sure. –  Gizmo Apr 30 '14 at 15:24
Several Linux distributions can function as rescue systems and support Secure Boot. Ubuntu, for instance, can be used in this way. –  Rod Smith May 2 '14 at 20:26

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