Secureboot isn't configured correctly

Hi

I have just installed Windows 8.1 (upgraded from Windows 8) and since the upgrade I have a watermark on my desktop that says:

Windows 8.1
Secureboot isn't configured correctly
Build 9600

This doesn't seem to be affecting the performance of my system, but it is annoying.

How can I get rid of this message?

If this means having to edit the BIOS, Registry, etc., I will need very simple step-by-step instructions, as I haven't a clue about any of the 'system' technical stuff. :-)

Regards

Terry
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aadihCommented:
While booting up press the appropriate key to enter you BIOS. Go to Boot options. Enable "secure boot".
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
What type of computer? This happens with the Surface Pro for instance, but there's no BIOS. You access UEFI by:

1. Press and hold the volume-up (+) rocker on the side of Surface.

2. Press and release the power button on the top of Surface, then release the volume-up rocker. The UEFI menu will display within a few seconds.
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DidURebootCommented:
You can also go into the registry to:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
Find the EnableLUA key
Change it to 0
Restart your computer. Message should go away.

Ive got an ASUS giving this error and even though I've gone into the UEFI bios and verified that SecureBoot is on, it still shows this message on the screen. Ive also tried the power shell commands and had it read back that SecureBoot is not on. Which I know it is. So, since this is a known bug with the 8.1 release, I opted to just disable the desktop messages in the registry.
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TerrygordonAuthor Commented:
Hi

Tried using regedit, and running a search, but it can't find HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system

Have also tried Nobus's link to the UEFI tutorial but I am getting an old style MS-Dos interface (blue panel with options selected by the direction keys) after I press restart on the normal Windows 8 troubleshooting screens. I have no idea which of these options to choose.

The computer is a HP-1485ea, 64-bit, with an i7 processor and a standard (non-touch screen) monitor.

Regards

Terry
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nobusCommented:
Terry, what PC model or motherboard do you have? a link plse?
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TerrygordonAuthor Commented:
Hi Nobus

As above: HP-1485ea, 64-bit, with an i7 processor.
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nobusCommented:
i must be getting blind, Terry
But that number returns nothing on the HP site
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TerrygordonAuthor Commented:
Sorry Nobus - It's me that's going blind. It is an HP, but the model number is:

H8-1485ea

I misread the H8 as HP.

Hope this helps.

Regards

Terry
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nobusCommented:
is that EXACTLY what is on the sticker?
HP has no knowledge of it (US) - where did you buy it? (country)
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TerrygordonAuthor Commented:
Bought in the UK. The model is based on the PC info section under settings. I've also just checked the original order form and it has the same model number. It's a "HP Envy H8" if that helps.
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nobusCommented:
seems it's only sold in UK - but i did not find a manual, showing the bios

here the HP document on the secure boot :  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=be&lc=nl&dlc=nl&docname=c03653226
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TerrygordonAuthor Commented:
Hi Nobus

This worked perfectly. Can't believe it was only 2 keystrokes after all that. Thanks for all the effort you have put into this.

Regards

Terry
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nobusCommented:
i agree it was quite  abit of a search; and i'm happy i found the document that helped
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