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[Discuss] Disabling UEFI and dual booting Linux and Windows

On 11/05/2012 07:59 PM, Rich Pieri wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:47:59 -0500
> Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
>> The latest information I have from a software professional who is on
>> this list and who does work with UEFI is that non-server Windows 8
>> systems will not boot into Windows 8 if UEFI is disabled. Server or
> Interesting. Work with me, here because I'm not completely convinced.
> Secure Boot is a UEFI Boot option. It has its own set of approved
> (signed) devices, arguments, etc., separate from normal UEFI Boot. My
> suspicion is that disabling Secure Boot also disabled the Secure Boot
> settings leaving no boot options configured. I've been bitten in the
> past by similar behavior so I suggest it is a good idea to confirm the
> correct boot settings.
> If I am wrong then I can't confirm it for myself. I only have Windows 8
> Enterprise to test.
I think it only affects the preinstalled consumer version of Windows 8.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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