How to Disable or Enable Secure Boot on Windows 10

In your Windows system, sometimes you need to disable or enable the Secure Boot feature for smooth operation. This Secure Boot is an important feature that allows you to boot your system using only firmware trusted by the system manufacturer. Anyway, disabling or enabling secure boot is not a heavy task, and now you can change its service settings without the help of any advanced user.

If you’re using some graphics card, hardware, or an older version of Windows, you may need to disable Secure Boot due to incompatibilities. We have provided detailed information and steps to enable/disable the Secure Boot feature on your Windows 10 in the below section of this guide. Then let’s move on to the detailed steps.

Check Secure Boot Status

Firstly, you need to check your secure Boot status; for doing so, you can pursue these steps,

  • Open the RUN dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously, in the text box type, “msinfo32” and press the OK button.
  • Inside the System Information screen, from the right pane, see the BIOS Mode as UEFI and Secure Boot Status as ON/OFF. 
  • Status ON means the service is enabled, and status OFF means the service is disabled.

Steps to Enable/Disable Secure Boot on Windows 10

Before moving to enable/disable Secure Boot service, you need to disconnect the graphics card and external devices connected to your system, as well as; you must refresh/reset everything to its original state.

  • Type “Advanced startup” in your search box, then select Change advanced Startup Options from the search result.
  • On the new screen, go to the Advanced startup section and click on Restart now button.
  • Now your system restarts, and a new blue screen will appear on the screen, then click on Troubleshoot option.
  • Then click on Advanced options from the new screen and select UEFI Firmware Settings.
  • Your system will restart again. Otherwise, if a prompt appears on the screen asking to restart the system, click on the Restart button.
  • Inside the BIOS screen, click on the Security tab under BIOS Settings.
  • Now use your keyboard up and down arrow keys to select the Secure Boot option and set it to Disable/Enable.
  • Finally, press Enter key to save the changes and exit from the screen. 

Now you can quickly boot your system with any external or unauthorized devices. 

These are the easy steps to disable or enable Secure Boot on your Windows 10 system. If you have any concerns related to the information given above, then you can list your doubts in the command box below.