Windows 10: Windows 11 & Secure Boot - safe to turn off temporarily?

Discus and support Windows 11 & Secure Boot - safe to turn off temporarily? in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I currently have Windows 11 installed and I have Linux installed on another hard drive but can't access it due to Secure Boot. Is it safe for me to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by regthesk8r, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. Windows 11 & Secure Boot - safe to turn off temporarily?


    I currently have Windows 11 installed and I have Linux installed on another hard drive but can't access it due to Secure Boot. Is it safe for me to turn off secure boot temporarily so I can boot into Linux without breaking the Windows 11 install, then reenable Secure Boot to go back into Windows 11?

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    regthesk8r, Nov 29, 2021
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Windows 8 Secure Boot Feature: Not So Secure?

    • Linux
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    • Linux
    • Linux
    • Oh and OSX
    Here is a statement from a Kernal Developer at Red Hat:

    I'm not sure this exploits the legacy BIOS but rather it exploits the legacy boot method on MBR drives, injecting a signed key before the OS boots, which you are correct in that it has nothing to do with Windows 8. And the simplest fix would just be to require boot drives use GPT when Secure Boot is enabled in UEFI.
     
    newtekie1, Nov 29, 2021
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  3. Windows 8 Secure Boot Feature: Not So Secure?

    So Linux is switching to secure boot also? Or they have to because of UEFI?
     
    Damn_Smooth, Nov 29, 2021
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  4. coopfab Win User

    Windows 11 & Secure Boot - safe to turn off temporarily?

    Cannot Enter Safe Mode / Computer boots normally

    I'm running Win 10 Pro 1903.

    Here are the steps I have taken to get into safe mode: Start button, settings, update and security, recovery, advanced startup, troubleshoot, advanced options, startup settings, restart. The computer boots normally, not in safe mode. Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thanks in advance for your help and interest. .
     
    coopfab, Nov 29, 2021
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