Activate Secure Boot on a UEFI PC – Le Crab Info

the Secure Boot – secure boot, in French – is a BIOS / UEFI feature that ensures that a computer starts up using only software approved by the computer manufacturer, in order to protect it from malware.

In 2012, Microsoft requires that all Windows PCs must integrate Secure Boot to strengthen the security of the system. In 2021, Microsoft is going further with Secure Boot: it must now be activated to install and run Windows 11, its new operating system. If Secure Boot is not enabled, Windows 11 installation fails and the following error message is displayed:

This PC cannot run Windows 11
The PC must support Secure Boot

Need to enable Secure Boot to install Windows 11 or to help your computer resist malware attacks and infections?

In this tutorial we will see how to activate Secure Boot in your computer’s BIOS / UEFI settings.

Enable Secure Boot in BIOS / UEFI

To enable Secure Boot on your computer, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to the BIOS / UEFI configuration utility.
  2. Navigate through the BIOS / UEFI menus looking for the Secure Boot setting.
  3. Change the value of the Secure Boot parameter to Enabled Where Enabled :
  4. Before leaving, save the changes by selecting Save Changes and Exit Where Save and exit.

Congratulation : You successfully activate Secure Boot on your computer through the UEFI settings. 👍

Disable Secure Boot

To use foreign components or operating systems (Linux or an earlier version of Windows), it is sometimes necessary to disable Secure Boot.

To do this, follow this guide:

Disable Secure Boot on a UEFI PC

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