How to Check Secure Boot State on Windows 10

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Secure Boot is a security feature that prevents malicious software from loading whenever your system starts up. This feature is enabled by default in recent windows releases. But there are some graphic cards that require you to disable secure boots to operate efficiently. Likewise, if you are running Windows OS older than Windows 8, or Linux OS, you will be required to disable secure boot.

This guide will show you how to know if secure boot is enabled on your PC, via the System Information app and Windows PowerShell. You may also like How to Create a Restore point in Windows 10 and 11.

Check Secure Boot Status Via System Information

To check your Secure Boot status via the System Information app, use the Cortana search bar to search for “System Information” and open the app.

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Next, scroll down to Secure Boot, and you should see your secure boot status. As can be seen in the image below, Secure Boot is unsupported on my PC.

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Checking your Secure boot state is that easy. You only need to know where to look.

Check Secure Boot State Via Windows PowerShell

If running scripts is more convenient to you, you can equally check your secure boot state via PowerShell cmdlet. And this might even be the only option you had if you are accessing the host PC from a remote source since you can do so with PowerShell Remoting.

Using the Cortana search bar, search for “PowerShell”, and right-clicking it, select Run as Administrator to give you administrative privileges.

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Next, type the following command into the PowerShell window and hit the return key. You can also check this out: Enable and Configure Offline Files on Windows 10 and 11.

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Because Secure Boot is not supported on my PC, I got the following error. You will get a result specific to your system. If you see an Access was denied Error, it means you didn’t open PowerShell as an administrator. Close the window and relaunch PowerShell with an administrative privilege.

I hope you find this guide helpful. Kindly leave a comment if you have any questions.

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