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Old 12-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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secure booting win7 machines..


Hello everyone I have an Asus laptop that won't run any cd i stick in the drive. I have gone to bios with f2 i have selected the cdrom with the esc function to select boot device. every time it just goes to windows. Then i search these forums and find some posts about secure boot with win7 win8 and that i can circumvent this but risk my windows partition booting.

so without completely stripping windows out and installing linux I cant run windows/linux distro on my i7 64bit machine.


gee thanks microsoft.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function that may save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question.

With over 4 million posts to search it's possible the answer has been given.

The key I use with GigaByte motherboards is F12. Gives me a top-down list of drives to boot from. (, before windows or grub systems boot.)

So, try a "bios boot menu(F12)" at start, with out going into the bios and changing things.

USB drives usually (in the old days) cause boot probs.

See how that goes.

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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Hi Glenn thanks for the response.


I think thats essentially what the "esc" bootmenu on my asus in question is but i'm gonna try f12, here's hoping

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Yeah, Laptops are different to larger boxes.

I left out the obvious queries, is the disk good, is the cdrom drive good, ....
 
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Windows 7 does not support Secure Boot, so if you are running Windows 7 on your laptop Secure Boot is definitely not the problem here.
 
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