[Nottingham] OEMs Allowed To Lock Secure Boot In Windows 10 Computers

Matthew Styles matthew.styles at bcs.org
Sat Mar 21 09:06:38 UTC 2015

I predict a European Commission complaint.

In particular when MS started enabling Secure Boot by default a Spanish LUG
filed a complaint which wasn't looked into mainly because you could disable

Either that or some mass joining of UEFI Forum (one of their memberships is
free) and trying to get the group to put in place its own policy about
being able to disable Secure Boot.

As an aside, it wouldn't be impossible to install your own software. You'd
need to replace the Platform Key, but then you wouldn't be able to use the
Windows 10 boot loader so dual boot wouldn't be on the cards.


On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:07 Me Clark <mclark666 at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> Hello.
> Reading the recent "Problem installing Linux on Acer Aspire E15" thread, I
> thought the following story on slashdot may be of interest.
> http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/03/20/2039251/oems-
> allowed-to-lock-secure-boot-in-windows-10-computers
> Best keep that old equipment?
> Regards,
> Martin (Anotherone)
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