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ugh
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Registered: ‎01-16-2013
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how do i disable secure boot on my vaio e series?

I want to install my copy of Win7 on my new e series laptop instead of the original Win8, but am running into the Microsoft secure boot manager (says "invalid operating system" when attempting to boot from my Win7Pro cd).  How do I get around this?  I can't seem to get into BIOS or into the secure boot manager to change settings.  Has Sony gone all Apple on us and restricted user flexibility?

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TonyM
Posts: 1,228
Registered: ‎11-14-2012

Re: how do i disable secure boot on my vaio e series?

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Hello,

 

What is the model # of the computer?

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/support-info.pl?info_id=264#notebook

 

Refer the following link for secure boot option:

http://esupport.sony.com/docs/pc/SVT1112_1312_1411_series/EN/contents/07/02/08/08.html?search=secure

 

Refer the steps for clean installation:

 

  1. Back up all data > Download Drivers > Change the Boot Mode UEFI systems to Legacy mode > Install Operating system > Install Drivers.
  2. http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/support-info.pl?info_id=1313

 

If my post answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution."

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abdulrazakk86
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2013

Re: how do i disable secure boot on my vaio e series?

Hello Tony,

 

Thanks a lot for you guidence. I have done my installation. But the thing is after installing Windows7 I cant get into BIOS to change the Boot Order.. Also the Assist & VAIO buttons also not functioning in Windows7. Please help me on this regard.

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NickT
Posts: 1,574
Registered: ‎04-01-2013

Re: how do i disable secure boot on my vaio e series?

Hi abdulrazakk86,

 

First of all, is this a clean install of windows 7? Or upgrade?  If clean install, then did you follow the process for a Clean Install Instructions for Windows® 7.  Then download drivers from www.esupport.sony.com.  Also depending on the model you have, some use F2 to access the bios.  Others use the assist button

 

Nick-

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abdulrazakk86
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-23-2013

Re: how do i disable secure boot on my vaio e series?

Dear Nick,

 

Thanks for your assistance. I have done the boot order as per your guidence... Thanks a lot once again....

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NickT
Posts: 1,574
Registered: ‎04-01-2013

Re: how do i disable secure boot on my vaio e series?

Hi abdulrazakk86,

 

I'm glad it resolved your issue. 

 

Nick-

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