Disable UEFI Secure Boot Windows 8.1

Secure boot is a new feature in Windows 8.1 this feature is to increase performance on boot up and block unknown sources of installation for example Linux operating systems or previous versions of windows.

Disable UEFI:

1. Enter your computer Bios by typing the button that appears on the post screen most of the time is F2, F12 or DEL.


2. Now using arrow keys move to Authentication or System configuration tab and select Secure Boot option and press enter and select Disable.

Disable Secure Boot 1







3. Now still at the BIOS go to Boot Options and locate Launch CSM option  if available press enter and select Always.

Disable Secure Boot 2

4. Now click on F10 button to save your new settings and exit the BIOS.


NOTE: Your BIOS may be different, look ot the Following images for additional options that may apply to you.





I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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1 Response

  1. Dan Salcedo says:

    Thanks. Miguel