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Old February 11, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NyteOwl View Post
Be interesting to see if you can do that given the Secure Boot requirement and the lengths MS have gone to try and prevent dual booting with other OSes.
I was just actually reading this on a different Forum something I didn't know about
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Ubuntu or any linux distro can be installed on a PC with Windows 8 preinstalled. The term is actually UEFI.UEFI PCs have been around a couple years now.A lot of Asus machines came with them running Windows 7 And that is not the reason for the troubles. It is Secure Boot. Secure Boot checks hardware, and other software for signatures at startup. If the signature is not supposed to be there, u will have issues. Even replacing a video card with Secure Boot on will cause the PC not to boot. For an OEM to be Microsoft Certified, they MUST have a way to disable it. When booted into Windows, hold down the "shift" key and click restart. That will take u to some troubleshooting options. Choose "UEFI" from there. That will take u to a "BIOS" like screen where u can disable Secure Boot and u must enable legacy boot which is different for OEMs. After that u can then boot to anything u like and install another OS.
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