To ensure that Windows 10 remains protected from ransomware, Microsoft has approved Secure boot supported to run on top of UEFI. Secure Boot means that when your PC starts, it only uses vendor-approved hardware. However, you will have to disable stable boot in Windows 10 several times due to a hardware configuration error. So in this guide you will learn how disable UEFI secure boot on HP laptop in Windows 10.
If you are curious about what UEFI is, it extends to Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, which is the next version of regular BIOS. It’s stable, it can carry more data, much faster than BIOS, and it’s almost like a small operating system running on PC firmware, and it can do so much more than BIOS. The best part is that the OEM will upgrade it through Windows Update.
It is thanks to UEFI that Windows 10 has security features such as Secure Boot, Windows Defender System Protect, Windows Defender Credential Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Here is a list of features you get:
- Faster startup and recovery times.
- It easily supports large hard drives (over 2 terabytes) and drives with more than four partitions.
- Support for multicast implementation, which allows PC manufacturers to broadcast a PC image that can be received by multiple PCs without overloading the network or image server.
- Support for UEFI firmware drivers, applications and option ROMs.
What you will learn in this guide:
What is Secure Boot?
In short, disabling the Secure Boot setting would not prevent Windows from booting two operating systems, booting from an external drive, or booting Windows in a specific way to protect Windows from unwanted machines. Secure Boot started with Windows 8 and later, including Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, when Windows started running UEFI instead of BIOS.
Here are some of the requirements that will be enabled on your PC after disabling Windows stable boot option:
- You start Windows from an external computer such as a USB drive or CD on your PC.
- Dual OS running Windows Debian, Ubuntu or Fedora.
- Booting Windows using the Windows Logon Recovery Software
- Running earlier versions of Windows etc.
So without further ado, here’s how to disable UEFI Secure Boot on an HP laptop in Windows 10:
Method 1. Disable UEFI Secure Boot on HP Laptop from BIOS
In the first method, you can easily disable secure boot option from BIOS setup of HP laptop.
Step 1. To reboot your HP laptop, and then tap F10 key on your keyboard to go to BIOS.
2nd step. Go to System setup tab and select Startup options using the arrow keys and press Enter.
Step 3. Go to Secure boot and press Enter.
Step 4. Now make sure it is disabled and press enter.
Step 5. Now, as you can see in the screenshot below, is safe boot options disabled. Hurry F10 to save and exit.
Method 2. Disable Secure Boot on HP Laptop from Settings
There is also another way to disable secure boot on HP laptop from Windows Settings app.
- Press Victory key + i to open Windows Settings.
- choose Update and security.
- choose Recovery option on the left side and select Restart now.
- choose Advanced settings.
- choose UEFI firmware settings and press Enter and then select To reboot.
- Select boot at startup F10 go BIOS setup then go to > System setup > Startup options > Secure boot > Deactivate this.
After disabling Secure Boot and updating other software and hardware, it may not be possible to re-enable Secure Boot without resetting your PC to factory settings. Even be careful when adjusting your BIOS settings. The BIOS menu is for power users and you can adjust settings that may prevent your PC from booting properly. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions exactly.
Here’s how to disable the UEFI Secure Boot option on your HP laptop in Windows 10. To re-enable the Secure Boot option on your PC, follow the same steps as above and change the Secure Boot option from Disabled to Allowed in the BIOS the protection settings.