Secure boot is an important feature on Windows 11 that helps protect your computer from malware and other security threats. In this guide, we’ll show you how to enable secure boot on Windows 11.
First, check if your secure boot is currently enabled or disabled. To do this, go to the bottom of Windows and tap on search. Type in “system information” and scroll down the page until you see the option for “secure boot state.” If it’s currently off, let’s go ahead and enable it.
To enable secure boot, you’ll need to access your computer’s BIOS settings. Open up your Windows settings by tapping on the Windows start button and selecting “Settings.” From there, go to “Windows update” and tap on “Advanced options.” Scroll down until you see the option for “Recovery” and tap on “Advanced startup.” Click on “Restart now” and confirm your decision by pressing “Restart now” again.
After your computer restarts, you’ll be taken to a page that says “Choose an option.” Tap on “Troubleshoot” and then select “Advanced options.” From there, tap on “UEFI Firmware Settings” to access your BIOS.
Your BIOS may look different from ours, but you can navigate around it using your arrow keys, mouse, enter, and escape buttons. Once you’re in your BIOS, go to “Settings” and then navigate to “Security” and “Secure boot.”
If you’re having trouble finding the secure boot setting, try Googling your motherboard and the phrase “secure boot setting” to find specific instructions for your system. In our case, we needed to go to “Advanced” and then “Windows OS Configuration.” Make sure “Windows 10 WHQL Support” is enabled, and then go down to “Secure Boot” and set it to “Enabled.”
If you see a message that says “To enable secure boot, 2nd-Generation Intel Core Processors or later are required,” you’ll need to enable UEFI mode in your BIOS. To do this, go to “Boot” and select “Boot Mode.” Set it to “UEFI” and press “Yes” to confirm. Then, go back to “Secure Boot” and set it to “Enabled.”
Finally, save your changes and exit your BIOS. Your computer will restart back into Windows. Check your system information again to make sure secure boot is now enabled.
Enabling secure boot on Windows 11 is an important step to keep your computer safe and secure. Follow these steps to enable it on your system.