PaulNM on 22 Dec 2015 09:30:05 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Windows 10/UEFI/SecureBoot

On 12/22/2015 12:23 PM, Rich Mingin (PLUG) wrote:
It's a requirement for the Windows logo program that x86 machines be
able to disable Secure Boot. It's a requirement for the Windows logo
program for other architectures that it *not* be possible to disable
Secure Boot. I have Secure Boot disabled on all my systems except one,
an HP Stream 7 that simply will not/can not disable it. It's important
to note that while you can turn SB on and off, turning it on will
generally break any boot setups that are already in place.

That was true under 8/8.1, but allowing people to disable Secure Boot is now optional for x86 systems shipped with Windows 10. If the hardware manufacturer doesn't want to provide an off switch, they don't have to anymore.

- PaulNM

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