[GLLUG] Help for a newbie. Installing Ubuntu

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Mon May 23 17:51:00 UTC 2016

On Monday 23 May 2016 16:01:54 John G Walker via GLLUG wrote:
> On Mon, 23 May 2016 15:12:13 +0100 Marcus Harriott via GLLUG
> <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> > The BIOS and UEFI pages are locked - every attempt to start from a a
> > pen drive or CD bangs straight back into a Win startup.  Unless you
> > have any new ideas I am minded to buy a different computer!
> This is a Windows 10 problem. If you have Windows 10 loaded on a
> machine using UEFI then this will happen. I had to uninstall Windows 10
> to get over it. Yu could try loading an earlier version of Windows, or
> changing the BIOS to boot from "Legacy" and reloading Windows 10 if you
> actually need a dual boot system,
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You may need to start windows, then go into security settings to turn off 
"windows protected boot" in the BIOS and allow it to boot from anything else. 
Microsoft will probably warn against any changes.

Chris Bell
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