How to Enable UEFI Secure Boot on Dell Computers

 Objective

How to Enable UEFI Secure Boot on Dell Computers

 

 Audience

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 Environment  

Dell Computer

 

 Procedure

This guide will cover ensuring a Dell computer is configured for UEFI Secure Boot.  This is required to utilize the Client Services SLA Customer Image.

 

 1.  With the computer powered off, push the power button and when you see the Dell logo, push the F12 button repeatedly on the keyboard until you see the yellow message in the top right corner.
 2.  The menu you see may resemble one of the below options.  Please continue from the appropriate option.  

 2a.  UEFI Enabled, Secure Boot Enabled

If you see the menu on the right, your computer is already correctly configured.  No changes are required.  Good for you!

 2b.  UEFI Enabled, Secure Boot Disabled

If you see the menu on the right, use the arrow keys, select BIOS Setup from the menu, and push Enter.  Then jump to step 4.

 2c.  UEFI Disabled

If you see the menu to the right, use the arrow keys, select BIOS Setup from the menu, and push Enter.

 3.  Enable UEFI - Navigate to General -> Boot Sequence using the mouse.  Select the small circle next to UEFI.  Then click Apply, then OK on the menu that pops up, and then click exit.  This will reboot your computer.  When you see the Dell logo again, push F12 and navigate to BIOS setup.

 4.  Disable Legacy Boot - Navigate to General -> Advanced Boot Options and uncheck the box next to Enable Legacy Option ROMs.  Click Apply in the bottom right.

 5.  Enable Secure Boot - Navigate to Secure Boot -> Secure Boot Enable and check the box next to Secure Boot Enable.  Then click Apply and then exit in the bottom right.  The computer will now reboot and be configured correctly.

 

 

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Article ID: 174
Created
Tue 5/31/22 6:38 PM
Modified
Thu 9/1/22 3:57 PM