Enable Secure Boot on work or school device

Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help ensure that a device boots using only software that's trusted by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Your organization's device management policies may require you to enable it on your enrolled Windows device. Devices that don't meet this requirement may be unable to access work or school resources.

Enable Secure Boot

You can manage Secure Boot in the UEFI BIOS settings (PC firmware) on your device. To learn how to boot your device into UEFI or BIOS mode, see the manufacturer's documentation. For example, on tablets it's common to press the Volume up or Volume down button while powering on your device. Other common keys used include Esc, Delete, F1, F2, F10, F11, or F12.

The following steps describe how to change the Secure Boot configuration on a Surface device. For more information about Secure Boot for Surface, see Manage Surface UEFI settings.

  1. Save any open work.
  2. Open Settings and go to System > Recovery.
  3. Under Recovery options, find Advanced setup and select Restart now.
  4. Select Restart now to confirm.
  5. After your device restarts, select Troubleshoot.
  6. Select Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings.
  7. Select Restart.
  8. In the Security tab, go to Secure Boot and select Change configuration.

Check Secure Boot status

To check the status of Secure Boot on your PC:

  1. Go to Start.
  2. In the search bar, type msinfo32 and press enter.
  3. System Information opens. Select System Summary.
  4. On the right-side of the screen, look at BIOS Mode and Secure Boot State. If Bios Mode shows UEFI, and Secure Boot State shows Off, then Secure Boot is disabled.

Next steps

  • For more information about Secure Boot, see What is Secure Boot?.
  • Still need help? Contact your support person if you're having trouble enabling Secure Boot or if it appears enabled already. Sign in to the Company Portal website to check for your support person's contact information.