Secure Boot Not Compatible

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Installation' started by kins4, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. kins4

    kins4 New Member

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    I am using a Sony Vaio 64 bit laptop running on Windows 7 Home Basic.

    I plan to upgrade it to Windows 8. I ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It says that though my laptop supports Windows 8, Secure Boot is not compatible with my PC.

    Can I go ahead and install Windows 8? What will happen without Secure Boot?
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,

    yes you can. Secure boot is a feature enabled with a Uefi bios. If you don't have a Uefi bios then it isn't used. It basically stops rogue software starting up with windows and windows 8 runs fine without it.
     

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