If the Secure Boot option is grayed out in BIOS on your computer, here is how you can troubleshoot the issue. This guide will show you how to enable the Secure Boot option again in the BIOS as it is required to install the current version of Windows.
Secure Boot is greyed out in BIOS
If Secure Boot is grayed out in BIOS, follow these steps:
- Set admin password
- Disable Fast Boot
- Go back into BIOS and Load BIOS Factory Defaults
- Update BIOS
- See if the Secure Boot is available
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
1] Set admin password
Iti s the first thing you need to do when getting a grayed-out option of Secure Boot in the BIOS. Although it is not necessary, some configurations require users to set the admin or BIOS or UEFI password on Windows 11/10 computer to enable the Secure Boot option. Therefore, you can follow this guide to set and use BIOS or admin password on Windows.
2] Disable Fast Boot
Fast Boot helps you start your computer by reducing the number of processes and all. You can disable Fast Boot in Windows 11/10 PC to check if the Secure Boot option becomes activated or not. For your information, you can turn on or off the Secure Boot functionality in BIOS. That is why it is recommended to follow this guide to disable Fast Boot in UEFI or BIOS in Windows 11/10 computers.
3] Go back into BIOS and Load BIOS Factory Defaults
If you have changed a lot of things incorrectly, you might not be able to use Secure Boot on your PC. In such a situation, you have two options. First, you can revert all the changes manually. However, it may take forever to verify each setting and reverse the change. Second, you can reset BIOS to factory defaults using the in-built option.
You can follow this guide to reset BIOS to factory defaults in order to troubleshoot the issue and enable Secure Boot option.
4] Update BIOS
If you haven’t updated your BIOS firmware for a very long time, you might find the same problem on your computer. Some options may be disabled due to security reasons. That is why it is recommended to update BIOS on Windows 11/10 computers. Following that, your problem might be resolved automatically.
5] See if the Secure Boot is available
If none of the aforementioned solutions worked for you, you can check if you have Secure Boot or not. If your computer doesn’t have the Secure Boot, you won’t find the option enabled in the BIOS. To see if the Secure Boot is available or not, do the following:
- Search for system information in the Taskbar search box.
- Find the Secure Boot State option.
- Find the status or value of this option.
- If it is On, Secure Boot is available.
That’s all! Hope this guide helped.
How do I fix the Secure Boot option grayed out in BIOS HP?
If the Secure Boot option is grayed out in BIOS on an HP computer, you can follow the aforementioned solutions. You can update BIOS, reset the BIOS settings, find the Secure Boot status, etc. Apart from that, you can set the admin password and disable the Fast Boot option as well.
Related: Legacy Boot is greyed out in BIOS
Why can’t I enable Secure Boot in BIOS?
There could be several reasons why you are unable to enable Secure Boot in BIOS. Whether you have an ASUS, HP, Dell, or any other custom-configured computer, you may find the same problem on your PC. In such situations, it is recommended to follow the above-mentioned solutions one after one to troubleshoot the issue.
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