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    Default Disable Secure Boot? (Windows 8)

    Is there a way to do this? I'm trying to uninstall windows 8 by installing my system's windows 7 recovery disks, but it bypasses my CD/DVD priority in boot options. I can only reason that secure boot is preventing this.
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    Default Re: Disable Secure Boot?

    enter your dvd to boot
    try hitting f12 or f1 or enter while the manufacturer logo is displayed, you will either be displayed a list of boot devices or open bios, change it fro there.

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    Uh yeah, those were the first things I tried. DVD is top priority on my boot list, and also f11/12 prompts me to boot from elsewhere, and when choosing DVD it does nothing.

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    Default Re: Disable Secure Boot?

    Capt, Are you able to boot with a CD/DVD other than the recovery disk? Also does your system utilize UEFI? If you do have UEFI is there an option in BIOS to disable it? Microsoft confirms that UEFI 'secure boot' might lock out Linux and older versions of Windows from new PCs | ZDNet

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    Thanks for the replies but I'm the one that screwed up; was inserting disk 2 rather than disk 1....

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    Default Re: Disable Secure Boot? (Windows 8)

    Detailed Tip to Disable Secure-boot and Boot from Nix Installation Media:
    Install Climber: How-to Disable Secure-Boot and Boot from CD/DVD on Windows8 Uefi PC and Pre-Installed

 

 

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