Secure Boot, as the name suggests, allows a Windows to boot securely. The Secure Boot, which is enabled by default on Windows 8 and later operating systems, prevents the execution of unsigned code such as Root Kits.
Requirements: Although Secure Boot is enabled by default on Windows 8 PCs, you would require a hardware that meets the UEFI Version 2.3.1 specifications.
Can Secure Boot support Dual-Boot?: You might not be able to dual-boot if you are running an operating system that does not support the Secure Boot or UEFI-based boot methods such as Windows 7 and Linux machines.
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Nirmal is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He is specialized in Directory Services, Failover cluster, Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Azure, and Exchange Servers and has been involved in Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he offers technical help by writing tips and articles on several web sites. Nirmal can be reached at [email protected].