Windows 8.1 Disable Secure Boot and Start Up from USB
The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How Disabling Secure Boot and Boot from USB Stick/Key/Drive Installation Media on a Windows 8.1 PC with Uefi and usually Pre-Installed
But if You are riding Windows 8.0 Instead Follow the Linked Guide!
To Make the Entire Process Easier to Visualize and Retain the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of the Essentials Steps Involved.
The Content and Details of Windows 8.1 How-to Disable Secure Boot for Linux Installation Give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands and Make the Tutorial Easier to Read and Digest ;)
Move Cursor to Low-Right Corner > Select Settings
Then Select “Change PC Setting”
Search “boot” >> Change Advanced Startup Options
Advanced Start-Up > Restart Now
- Select Troubleshoot
- Click on Advanced Options
If Windows Start with the Repair Process then Go Back and Try Again!
- Choose UEFI Firmware Settings
But If No UEFI Firmware Entry then Follow:Win8.1 Startup from USB Setup
- Confirm Restart
On Boot Screen You May Need to Hit Del/Cancel or F2 Key to Enter BIOS
Select the “Authentication” Tab on BIOS
Here the Tabs and the Exact title of Commands may Vary depending from the Specific BIOS of Your PC Model…
Disabling Secure Boot
- Select the Boot Options Tab
- Launch CSM = Always
- 1St Boot Device = USB
- Disable All Boot Options on Bottom But Enable “Boot Menu”
F10 to Save and Exit
If Do Not Boot directly from USB try to Reboot.
If Do Not Works Follow This Troubleshooting:
After You Should be Finally Free to Evade from Win8 and Booting Up Linux! :)
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