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Chapter 2. System Configuration

2.1. Entering the UEFI firmware
2.2. Disabling UEFI Secure Boot
2.3. Enabling Microsoft Secure Boot
2.4. Known issues
This chapter describes how to configure systems for use with UEFI Secure Boot. The required steps vary from system to system because they depend on how the firmware implements the UEFI specification, but the descriptions should give you an idea where to look.

System can become unbootable

If the operating systems installed on your machine do not provide UEFI boot loaders, or if those boot loaders are not accepted by the new Secure Boot configuration because the signatures are not recognized, your system will no longer boot after switching on Secure Boot.

2.1. Entering the UEFI firmware

When the system is booting, try pressing the Enter, Del, F1 or Esc keys. Usually, instructions will appear telling you how to enter the firmware, similar to Figure 2.1, “Firmware activation instructions” (which still refers to the UEFI firmware as BIOS Setup Utility, so you are expected to press F1).
┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│                Startup Interrupt Menu                     │
│───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────│
│ Press one of the following keys to continue:              │
│                                                           │
│     ESC to resume normal startup                          │
│     F1 to enter the BIOS Setup Utility                    │
│     F12 to choose a temporary startup device              │
│                                                           │
│ Press ENTER to continue                                   │
│                                                           │
└─────────────────────────────9─────────────────────────────┘
Figure 2.1. Firmware activation instructions

You may want to insert a USB stick to prevent a full operating system from booting, so that you can reboot more quickly and try out different keys faster.
If the firmware is protected by a password and you do not know this password, you need to check your system or mainboard manual for password reset instructions.
Once you have entered the firmware, a screen similar to Figure 2.2, “UEFI firmware start screen” will be shown.
                                     Lenovo BIOS Setup Utility
    Main  Devices  Advanced  Power  Security  Startup  Exit
┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│                                                                                        │
│► System Summary                                                                        │
│► System Time & Date                                                                    │
│                                                                                        │
│  Machine Type and Model               0896A9G                                          │
│  System Brand ID                      Lenovo Product                                   │
│  System Serial Number                 RUYWEQZ                                          │
│  Asset Tag                            INVALID                                          │
│  System UUID                          1846F489-64F1-4714-83D8-A02FD2C79AD1             │
│  Ethernet MAC address                 D5-3D-7E-60-29-2C                                │
│  BIOS Revision Level                  F1KT44AUS                                        │
│  Boot Block Revision Level            F144A                                            │
│  BIOS Date (MM/DD/YY)                 12/21/2012                                       │
│  License Status                                                                        │
│  Language                             [English]                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
│                                                                                        │
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
 F1     Help     ↑↓     Select Item     +/-     Change Values       F9     Setup Defaults
 ESC    Exit     ←→     Select Menu     Enter   Select►Sub-Menu     F10    Save and Exit
Figure 2.2. UEFI firmware start screen