Windows 11 was officially released this Tuesday (5), bringing with it an extensive range of features. However, not all users could easily install it, and among the various causes of this problem, the absence of “Secure Boot” stands out – required by the company to obtain the operating system, both through Windows Update and through ISOs.
Fortunately, this problem can be solved very easily by activating the function in the BIOS of the computer or notebook that will receive Windows 11. However, before you get started, it is important to note that the process may vary depending on the manufacturer of each device and so it is recommended to check their respective support page if in doubt. Below is a list of support links that may be helpful as examples:
What is Secure Boot and what is it for?
Secure Boot, or “Secure Boot” in Portuguese, is a security feature released in 2012 for devices based on the “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface” platform, popularly known as UEFI.
Basically, its function is to prevent malware from infecting a device even before your system boots up. This is possible through the authentication of trusted signatures present in the software and internal components of the machines, as well as their respective drivers, which are evaluated by the source and released to work if approved.
It’s worth noting that the feature doesn’t encrypt a device’s components and doesn’t require a “Trusted Platform Module,” the popular “TPM,” to function.