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1answer
136 views

Secure boot validation failure loading ext4_x64.efi

My setup: - Lenovo U510 with preinstalled Windows 8 - UEFI and Secure Boot enabled - Fedora 20 installed on a new ESP partition Having two ESPs I wasn't able to boot Windows with grub, so I ...
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1answer
764 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 ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Cannot modify BIOS setting on Asus Zenbook UX31a

I bought an Asuz Zenbbok UX31A with windows 8 a while ago. After I bought it I decided to put windows 7 on it and everything worked fine. Yesterday I updated my bios in order to fix a fan issue and it ...
0
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2answers
254 views

UEFI vs. ARM TrustZone

I understand UEFI has a Secure Boot feature that is now for all Win 8 (tablets, and smartphones). How does this fit in with AMR's TrustZone for example? Is UEFI like a firmware TPM that can sit as a ...
6
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2answers
4k views

Windows 8 to 8.1 Pro Upgrade SecureBoot Error

I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. I have an Alienware Aurora R4 with the latest BIOS firmware version, A09. Ever since I did the upgrade, I get a watermark on my desktop saying, "SecureBoot ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How can I disable SecureBoot when my system won't boot?

I recently upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1 and received a warning that SecureBoot was not properly configured. I proceeded to try correcting this by installing the default keys from the BIOS and ...
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4answers
4k views

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. ...
0
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1answer
591 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 ...
0
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1answer
841 views

Multi-boot USB using Windows bootloader and UEFI, for WinPE 4.0 and Windows 8 installation

I have a large USB drive that I would like to use to multi-boot several Windows products. The way my project seems to differ from every other thing I have found on Google is that I want it to work ...
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2answers
5k views

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? ...
0
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1answer
231 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 ...
0
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1answer
1k views

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, ...
0
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0answers
39 views

Upgrading Win7/Quantal(secure boot off) to Win8/Quantal dual boot

I have a Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual boot setup on an HP g4 laptop that is Win8 ready. Secure boot is off(using legacy boot). I want to upgrade to Windows 8, keeping the Ubuntu 12.10 install ...
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1answer
1k views

Multi-booting a secure-boot enabled Windows 8 laptop

My friend is buying a Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8 pre-installed and with that (irritating) Secure Boot feature. We use Ubuntu for some stuff at college and she wants me to help her install Ubuntu 12.10 ...
42
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1answer
5k views

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 ...
0
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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 ...
1
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0answers
784 views

Secure Boot is not compatible on my PC; will I be able to install Windows 8 on it?

Yesterday, I ran Windows 8 upgrade assistant on my PC, Only problem it gave is that Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you won't be able to ...
3
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
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3answers
1k views

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 ...
1
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1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
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4answers
1k views

Windows 8 secure boot unavailable for my PC

When I ran the Windows 8 upgrade assistant, it said secure boot is not available for my PC firmware. I am using Dell XPS 17 L702 on 64-bit. Since I dual boot Linux as well, Is there a way to have the ...
7
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2answers
10k views

What is “Secure Boot” in Windows?

This morning I was trying to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 and ran into a problem: Your firmware doesn't support Secure Boot. What is Secure Boot, and what can I do in this situation if my ...
8
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2answers
5k views

Is there something like a BIOS in Windows 8? [closed]

Is there something like a BIOS in Windows 8? How can I set up the boot device priority? My problem occurs when switching on my computer. It immediately goes to Windows 8 loading screen without ...