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mrtubs

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Hi
I am considering upgrading from Windows 7 to 8. I have run a compatibility check and the only problem seems to be that "secure boot" won't work.
I was wondering what secure boot is, whether there is a way of making it work and whether it is even important.
Any advice gratefully received.
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Ian
 

TerryNet

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"secure boot" won't work.
My advice is to count your blessings. :D When you buy your next new PC that will be soon enough to deal with secure boot. It is supposed to be a security measure, but can also get in the way of other boots (e.g., another operating system).

Feel free to read here or search the web for "secure boot."
 

mrtubs

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Thanks
Would you recommend upgrading without the secure boot or would you stick to windows 7?
Ian
 

TerryNet

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I prefer Windows 7, but would probably stick with Windows 8 if it came on a new PC. Has nothing to do with secure boot. Your computer won't suddenly grow a secure boot with Windows 7 :)

I have Windows 8 dual booted with Windows 7 on one laptop; on that machine I use the Windows 7 almost every day and Windows 8 about three times a month.

You may like Windows 8 better. The only thing I can recommend is to make sure you know how you will get back to Windows 7 if you want to after using Windows 8 for a week or two.
 
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