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The "Secure Boot isn"t configured correctly" watermark appears on the Windows desktop when the PC is capable of using the Secure Boot security feature, but the feature is not activated or configured correctly.

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This message may appear after updating your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1.

What is Secure Boot?

Secure Boot helps to lớn make sure that your PC boots using only firmware that is trusted by the manufacturer. For more info on Secure Boot, see Secure Boot Overview.

Is my PC unsafe?

Your PC may be OK, but it"s not as protected as it could be, because Secure Boot isn"t running.

You may need to disable Secure Boot to lớn run some hardware, graphics cards, or operating systems such as Linux or previous versions of Windows. For more info, see Disabling Secure Boot.

You kiểm tra the status of Secure Boot on your PC. clichồng on Start, & type msinfo32 & press enter. Under System Summary, you can see your BIOS mode and Secure Boot State. If Bios Mode is UEFI, and Secure Boot State is Off, then Secure Boot is disabled.

Can I just dismiss this alert or remove the watermark?

Yes. Go to lớn Windows Update for a patch that gets rid of the watermark.

Windows RT 8.1: Get this patch through Windows update.

I"d like lớn use this feature. How can I enable it?

Try enabling Secure Boot through using the PC BIOS menus.

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Warning Be careful when changing BIOS settings. The BIOS menu is designed for advanced users, và it"s possible to change a setting that could prevent your PC from starting correctly. Be sure to follow the manufacturer"s instructions exactly.

Enabling Secure Boot

Open the PC BIOS menu. You can often access this thực đơn by pressing a key during the bootup sequence, such as F1, F2, F12, or Esc.

Or, from Windows: go to lớn Settings charm > Change PC settings > Update & Recovery > Recovery > Advanced Startup: Restart now. When the PC reboots, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings.

Find the Secure Boot setting, & if possible, phối it lớn Enabled. This option is usually in either the Security tab, the Boot tab, or the Authentication tab.

On some PCs, select Custom, và then load the Secure Boot keys that are built inlớn the PC.

If the PC does not allow you khổng lồ enable Secure Boot, try resetting the BIOS back khổng lồ the factory settings.

Save changes và exit. The PC reboots.

If the PC is not able to lớn boot after enabling Secure Boot, go bachồng into the BIOS menus, disable Secure Boot, and try lớn boot the PC again.

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