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I have a fully updated Windows 11 system, but I would like to update my UEFI BIOS. I am a little hesitant, though, as I have Secure Boot enabled (mandatory), but no bitlocker going or something alike.

So, can safely update my BIOS? Or do I run the risk of changed BIOS keys preventing my machine to boot into Windows any more? (even though I use no cryptography).

Thanks.
 

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I have a fully updated Windows 11 system, but I would like to update my UEFI BIOS. I am a little hesitant, though, as I have Secure Boot enabled (mandatory), but no bitlocker going or something alike.

So, can safely update my BIOS? Or do I run the risk of changed BIOS keys preventing my machine to boot into Windows any more? (even though I use no cryptography).

Thanks.


Your manual says to "load BIOS defaults", before flashing the BIOS.

Two things...

1. I've successfully flashed the BIOS with and without, loading the BIOS defaults.
2. Your manual was written 2/11/2022


Two other things...

1. My manual says the same thing.
2. My manual was written before May 2020.

And another thing...

1. The last time I flashed my BIOS was 7/30/2021
 

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Your manual says to "load BIOS defaults", before flashing the BIOS.

Two things...

1. I've successfully flashed the BIOS with and without, loading the BIOS defaults.
2. Your manual was written 2/11/2022


And what has this to do with secure boot, BIOS keys, and a BIOS update? Or did you just read the first few words?
 

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And what has this to do with secure boot, BIOS keys, and a BIOS update? Or did you just read the first few words?


I only enabled Secure Boot after the first time I installed the Insider Windows 11.
Right now, I'm trying to figure out when that was.

I know I joined this forum 6/16/2021
 

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I only enabled Secure Boot after the first time I installed the Insider Windows 11.
Right now, I'm trying to figure out when that was.

Let me clarify then. The moment of turning secure boot on is not that relevant to me (should indeed be after you first set BIOS values to default, then flashed, then re-able secure boot). The real question is, are the BIOS keys used by Secure Boot going to get changed by the BIOS update? (In such a way that Windows won't be able to boot any more).
 

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Let me clarify then. The moment of turning secure boot on is not that relevant to me (should indeed be after you first set BIOS values to default, then flashed, then re-able secure boot). The real question is, are the BIOS keys used by Secure Boot going to get changed by the BIOS update? (In such a way that Windows won't be able to boot any more).


Did you or did you not.... SET a Secure Boot Key?

Your downloadable manual doesn't mention anything about Secure Boot.
It only mentions how to flash the BIOS.
Mine says I have to SET a Secure Boot key.... just enabling Secure Boot doesn't SET a key.


So... without a screenshot of your Secure Boot settings in YOUR BIOS...
 

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Did you or did you not.... SET a Secure Boot Key?

Nope, I set nothing. :) I only enabled Secure Boot and TPM, as Windows 11 wanted me to do so. But that's the crux of the matter: do Secure Boot keys get used merely by enabling Secure Boot, or only when you're using bitlocker or the like? Because if the former, then I will have just bricked my OS after a BIOS update.
 

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Nope, I set nothing. :) I only enabled Secure Boot and TPM, as Windows 11 wanted me to do so. But that's the crux of the matter: do Secure Boot keys get used merely by enabling Secure Boot, or only when you're using bitlocker or the like? Because if the former, then I will have just bricked my OS after a BIOS update.


This is what I'm trying to figure out by "dates".
I have never used Bitlocker, and I never SET a Secure Boot key.

IF your BIOS also requires you to SET a Secure Boot Key... then the answer is... you can safely flash your BIOS.
I, we, can't answer the question of whether or not YOUR BIOS set a Secure Boot key automatically, until we SEE your Secure Boot BIOS settings. :)


According to MY BIOS settings and WHEN I enabled Secure Boot... Secure Boot keys don't get set by default.




You can use a smart phone to take pics of your BIOS, or a USB stick and the F12 key, to take screenshots of your BIOS.
 

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Your manual says to "load BIOS defaults", before flashing the BIOS.
That doesn't make sense as the BIOS will reset after a flash so it should be "Load Optimized Defaults" after the flash. NOT before.

Yeah, I just read Section 3.3, page 3-3 of the owner's manual (PDF), and see the Note (pointed finger) is misplaced. It should be after the BIOS update procedures. BTW it's "Load Optimized Defaults" not "load BIOS defaults".
 

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I have a fully updated Windows 11 system, but I would like to update my UEFI BIOS. I am a little hesitant, though, as I have Secure Boot enabled (mandatory), but no bitlocker going or something alike.

So, can safely update my BIOS? Or do I run the risk of changed BIOS keys preventing my machine to boot into Windows any more? (even though I use no cryptography).

Thanks.

You can safely update your UEFI BIOS. The cryptography keys will change because of the update, but this will not prevent you from booting into Windows. And because you have not activated Bitlocker, you also don't need to use your recovery key. I did update my own Secure Boot BIOS and it did go well. I updated my Secure Boot BIOSto Prime X299-AII BIOS Ver. 1004 (with Resize BAR enabled). See attached screenshot for showing my update from Version 0901 to Version 1004.
 

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You can safely update your UEFI BIOS. The cryptography keys will change because of the update, but this will not prevent you from booting into Windows. And because you have not activated Bitlocker, you also don't need to use your recovery key. I did update my own Secure Boot BIOS and it did go well.

Thank you. :) This is what I needed to hear.
 

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Thank you. :) This is what I needed to hear.



So did I... which is what I was trying to figure out in post #2.
"Whether or not I had Secure Boot enabled when I did the last BIOS Flash".


But none of us are on a Z690 motherboard.
Which is why, rather than "guessing", you should "read" or take screen shots of your Secure Boot settings in YOUR BIOS.
 
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    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
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    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
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    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
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    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
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    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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And what has this to do with secure boot, BIOS keys, and a BIOS update? Or did you just read the first few words?
Here's a basic video of how to enable Secure Boot on an Asus board...


Note if you don't get the Secure Boot enable button you may need to disable CSM - that's how it works on my Gigabyte board.
 

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    Intel i9-9900K
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    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
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    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
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    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
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    Intel
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    16igg
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    Intel HD 620
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    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
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    2560 x 1440
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    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
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    Laptop cooling
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    Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
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Before ASUS stopped including relevant information in downloadable motherboard pdf manuals...
This is what MY BIOS has for Secure Boot settings...

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If your settings look like this... and you never SET a Secure Boot key, you'll probably be OK.
 

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.521
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4201)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
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    100/100
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
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    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Ah ha!
It seems ASUS did the same thing for the Z600 series chipset manuals... that they did for the X500 series chipset manuals.

In other words... your manual "for" your actual BIOS settings is ONLY available,
on the ASUS TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 motherboard manuals page.

Here's the link for the BIOS settings manual for the Z600 series motherboards.




YOUR Secure Boot settings seem to be the same, as mine anyway, so you should be OK.
Please post back with your flashing results. :)

 

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22621.521
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4201)
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
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    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
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    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
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    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
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    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
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    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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I like the way that my new Dell XPS 9510, that you see in "My Computer" below, just now handled my BIOS update. I have the "Dell Command Update" app installed and it informed me that a BIOS update was ready. I was informed that Updating the BIOS required that my charger remain connected. I initiated the process and from there everything was fully automated. I have BitLocker active and turned ON. As I watched the process, BitLocker was turned OFF for the update and then turned back ON again when finished. After the auto restart I was fully updated to BIOS 1.10.1. My BitLocker Key did not change and remained the same. The entire BIOS update took less than 10 minutes.
 

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Who is mandating that?
It is not MS. MS only specify that Windows 11 computers are Secure-boot-capable not that Secure boot is enabled.
See, for example, Windows 11 and Secure Boot - MSSupport

Denis

True. But I figured I might as well enable it when I bought my new system (needed for TPM). But maybe it's indeed not a bad idea to disable secure boot first, before I do the BIOS update -- just in case.
 

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    i9 12900K
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    ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-A GAMING WIFI D4
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    G.Skill Trident Z Royal Elite 2x32GB 4266Mhz Gold
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    RTX 3080 Ti
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    Sound Blaster ZxR
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    Alienware 38"
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    3840x1600
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    Samsung 980/860 EVO/970 Pro
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    Dark Power 12 850W
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A note of caution, I bought a new system and used my old system Windows image (Macrium created) restored to the new systems drive, the new system had already been setup with secure boot enabled from the system builders.
The image restored successfully and booted but threw up a message about the TPM keys had changed and my PIN was no longer valid.
The reason I am mentioning this is because Windows presents a dialogue to allow you to reset the PIN, but the function seemed broken for me, and just loops between "set new PIN" and "something went wrong".
This has been mentioned in other threads on this forum, it may have been fixed in a new build though.
The only option was to fresh install, which worked fine and I could set my PIN to the one I used on the old system during setup with no issue.
So if your BIOS update clears your TPM keys (again, an issue mentioned in other threads on this forum) then it is entirely possible your Windows will need a new PIN/ password setting and this may well bug out, necessitating a fresh install.
It might be an idea to check the forums for your hardware to see if others have had issues with BIOS updates.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 22H2, build: 22621.521
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    Scan 3XS Custom 1700
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    Intel i7-12700K 3.6GHz Base (5.0GHz Turbo)
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    Asus ProArt Creator B660 D4
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    64GB DDR 3600Mhz
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    Asus Tuff RTX 3080 10GB OC
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    Onboard Realtek
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    Gigabyte G32QC 32inch 16:9 curved @2560 x 1440p 165Hz Freesync Premium Pro/ Dell SE2422H 24inch 16:9 1920 x 1080p 75Hz Freesync
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    WD SN570 1TB NVME (Boot), Samsung 870QVO 1TB (SSD), SanDisk 3D Ultra 500Gb (SSD) x2, Seagate 3Tb Expansion Desk (Ext HDD), 2x Toshiba 1Tb P300 (Ext HDD)
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    Corsair RM1000X Modular
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    Corsair 4000D Airflow Desktop
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    Corsair Hydro H150i RGB Pro XT 360mm Liquid Cooler, 3 x 120mm fans, 1x Exhaust
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    Microsoft Ergonomic
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Secure boot is a feature to verify if the OS is digitally signed. It wont interfere on BIOS update and BIOS update wont interfere on booting Windows.
Don't use a Windows BIOS update app. Update your BIOS using BIOS Update on BIOS.
 

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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
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    custom build
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    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
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    GA-Z170-HD3P
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    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
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    Samsung 226BW
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    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Win 10
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
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    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
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    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
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    Firefox 64
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    Windows 7 Pro
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    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
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    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
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    350 Mb/s
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    Firefox 64

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