Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 6th Dec 2012 05:26 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With computers now shipping with UEFI Secure Boot enabled, users of any OS other than Windows 8 will want to know how to circumvent it. Jesse Smith of DistroWatch tells how he did it here. The Linux Foundation describes its approach here. If you want to boot an OS other than Windows 8, you'll want to figure this out before you buy that new computer.
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I did my homework
by OSGuy on Thu 6th Dec 2012 08:32 UTC
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I am getting a new laptop and of course comes with Windows 8 which I will either W7nize it or install Windows 7 64-bit. I already purchased W7 64-bit a few months ago. Anyway, before I picked the laptop, I emailed the manufacturer sales team asking if the laptop comes with TMP and if yes, I asked if it can be disabled. I was told the laptop is using UEFI but there is no TPM module installed. So this means, it has no secure boot. However it does have UEFI. Any gotchas? I hope not.

Edited 2012-12-06 08:34 UTC

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