How to Enable Secure Boot on Windows 11

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a technology designed to provide hardware-based, security-related functions. A TPM chip is a secure crypto-processor that is designed to carry out cryptographic operations. The chip includes multiple physical security mechanisms to make it tamper-resistant. Malicious software isn’t able to tamper with the security functions of the TPM, either.

How to Enable Secure Boot on Windows 11

Secure Boot is a feature from the latest Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). It offers another layer of protection against potential malware infections. It can detect when boot loaders or key operating system files are being tampered with by malware and actively block them before they can infect the system. Both TPM and Secure Boot offer unique ways of strengthening the protection of Windows 11. 

Enable Secure Boot on Windows 11

1. To enable secure boot on Windows 11, you need to enter the BIOS/ UEFI on your computer. Just follow our linked tutorial, and you will boot into your BIOS or UEFI menu.

2. Next, move to “Security” or “System Configuration” or “Boot” (depending on your manufacturer’s settings layout), and you will find the “Secure Boot” option here. Press the Enter button and enable it. If it’s greyed out, you have to set the administrator password first.

3. Move to “Security” and set the Administrator password. Make sure you remember this password or write it down somewhere. from now on, you will need this password when you boot into BIOS. On some Windows 11 computers, the Administrator password is also known as the Supervisor password.

4. Now, go ahead and enable Secure Boot from the appropriate menu, and this time, you can turn it on. Finally, press “F10” and hit Enter to “Save and exit”.

5. To check if Secure Boot has been enabled or not, boot into Windows 11 and press the Windows key once. Now, type “system” and open “System Information” from the search results.

6. Here, under the “System Summary” tab, look for “Secure Boot State” and it should show “On”. You have successfully enabled Secure boot on Windows 11.

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