How to Enable secure boot to install Windows 11. Windows 11 requires Secure Boot to be enabled in the UEFI/BIOS. This article explains how to do that, so you can install Windows 11.
How to enable secure boot?
The easiest way to enable Secure Boot is via UEFI / BIOS. It’s usually listed as one of the many options in the BIOS, so you can enable it by simply turning it on.
- Restart your computer or laptop and as soon as it starts turning on, repeatedly press the keyboard command to enter UEFI / BIOS. This is specific to the motherboard or system manufacturer, so the actual key may vary, but common ways are Del, F2, F10, F11, and F12.
- For detailed instructions on how to access UEFI / BIOS, please refer to your motherboard or system manual or visit the manufacturer’s website. If you prefer, you can also use Windows Boot Manager.
- If your UEFI / BIOS has Restricted and Advanced modes, switch to Advanced Mode.
- Look for the tab at the top of the screen for Boot or Security. The Safe Boot option is probably in one of these menus.
Note: The motherboard used for the purpose of this guide and screenshots is ASROCK B450M Pro 4. It includes both Security and Boot sections, with Secure Boot under the Security menu. The secure boot location in UEFI / BIOS may vary.
- Review the list of options on the current tab that you are looking for until you find the Safe Boot option. If you can switch it directly, select it and select Enable.
Note: Alternatively, if Secure Boot has its own submenu, skip to this first before choosing to enable it.
- If your UEFI / BIOS has a hotkey for saving changes, press it. You can also go to the Save and Exit tab and select Save.
- After confirming that Secure Boot has been enabled, press the hotkey to save and exit, or alternatively go to the Save & Exit menu (or its equivalent) and select Save & Exit. If you are asked to confirm that you want to save, please do so.
What if I can’t enable Secure Boot in UEFI/BIOS?
If you cannot find the Secure Boot option in UEFI/BIOS, your system may be too old to provide this feature. However, you can enable this option by updating the UEFI/BIOS firmware. To see if this works, visit your system or motherboard manufacturer’s website to see if an update is available for your device.
How to disable Secure Boot?
Same as above, you can disable Secure Boot. Follow steps 1-3 to enter your BIOS and select Disable to disable it.
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