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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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I can't access the bios setup using F2 key on samsung laptop MODEL-NP270E5V

My laptop came with ubuntu 13.04 installed on it, i cant boot from cd/dvd or usb so as to install windows7. Pressing F2 during boot doesn't take me to bios menu so that i change the boot order; it ...
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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 ...