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1answer
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Adding X.509 certificate to UEFI secure boot database?

I have recently installed Fedora 20 on a custom desktop PC with a ASUS Z87-K motherboard. Given some commonly known bugs, I have installed the NVIDIA proprietary driver for my GeForce 630, and ...
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0answers
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Are there any rescue CD's which are bootable on UEFI and or UEFI with Secure Boot enabled?

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 ...
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1answer
639 views

Asus HD 7750 - The VGA card is not supported by UEFI driver.

I installed windows 8 on my pc with uefi enabled. After installing it when i am turning off the CMS and enabling secure boot, i am getting this message. "The VGA card is not supported by UEFI ...
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4answers
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Is it possible to make a EFI file to boot Yumi USB flash drive?

2 days ago I've bought an HP Envy laptop, which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed. Before that I were using Yumi USB flash drive with a dozen of boot options to set-up the computers (e.g. ...
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1answer
556 views

HP Split X2 - Clean Install of Windows 8

I would like to install a clean install of Windows 8 Enterprise on my HP Split X2 (it has the new UEFI/Secure Boot). Thus far all of my attempts have been unsuccessful... I've tried Secure Boot ...
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2answers
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How can I disable Secure Boot, without entering in BIOS Setup?

I had UEFI Secure Boot enabled laptop with Windows 8 installed in, the problem is that I restored another OS(linux) and now I cannot enter in BIOS Setup. Is there a way to disable UEFI Secure Boot ...
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2answers
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How would I reinstall the grub-efi bootloader on Fedora Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 18 using EFI boot. Like the other current linux distributions, it sets up GRUB2 for me. I have experience with re-installing the BIOS version of GRUB when things go ...
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2answers
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Does CentOS 6.4 Support UEFI and SECURE BOOT Fully?

Does Minimal Edition of CentOS 6.4 support UEFI & SECURE BOOT fully? I want to install it besides Windows 8. Now does it install normally or does it not support UEFI & SECURE BOOT fully yet? ...
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1answer
219 views

Installing Windows 8 from DVD (or USB) - Toshiba

I would like to do a clean install of Windows 8. I do not want to use the OEM stuff or do a Windows recovery. I have burned the ISO to a USB drive and when I boot, hit f12, and select USB I get ...
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1answer
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How to re-sign the Windows boot loader to re-enable secure boot on an HP laptop?

I just purchased a "HP Pavilion 15-B055ca (C7C80UA#ABL) Ultrabook" from my local computer store the other day, as well as an SSD hard drive. I removed the original 500GB HDD, installed a 120GB SSD, ...
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How to CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 Professional 64Bit on Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo / Special Edition laptop?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo/Special Edition with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor, Windows 8 Single Language, English (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB ...
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1answer
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If I buy a computer with Windows 8 and Secure Boot, will I still be able to install Linux?

I've heard a lot about how Microsoft is implementing UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 8. Apparently it prevents "unauthorized" bootloaders from running on the computer, to prevent malware. There's a ...
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1answer
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What prevents me from writing a bootkit that uses a recognized UEFI key?

As far as I know, UEFI Secure Boot works this way (more or less): for certain operating systems to boot, they must be signed with a key that is checked by UEFI at every boot. If a bootkit replaces the ...
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5answers
6k views

Is it possible to downgrade an OEM Windows 8 install to Windows 7?

I recently purchased an ASUS K55A. Like all Windows 8 machines, it come with a UEFI feature called Secure Boot. This basically makes sure that the laptop won't load anything other than the Windows 8 ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Secureboot: How do you bootup from another device such as cd/dvd drive or usb flash etc.?

On PC's and laptops running an older OS, this is just a simple matter of going into the BIOS and setting the boot sequence and putting the boot cd/dvd in the drive. In many cases you can even just hit ...
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Booting CDs/USB devices after installing Windows 8

I recently installed Windows 8 on one of my four primary partitions. I had two partitions for Windows 7 (boot and os), one for the Windows System Recovery Environment and the last for Ubuntu. I was ...
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1answer
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Can I enable Secure Boot on a computer where Windows 8 was not preinstalled?

Despite all the hate surrounding Secure Boot, I frankly think it's a good idea, if it can be turned off by the user (which it can be on non-ARM systems). My laptop didn't have Windows 8 installed, but ...