Has anyone noticed M$ turning on secure boot

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Duckpaddle

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I was doing my full image backup with Clonezilla today and found the secure boot option had been enabled on an Intel NUC. Good idea which I will carry forward but suprised me as it is a BIOS option.
 
secure boot option had been enabled
Do you ever update your BIOS (or do you have a utility from Intel that will do so?) Recent BIOSes from ASUS and Gigabyte (the only brands I have around that have received updates) have made changes specific to Windows 11 to default enable the necessary support (so Secure Boot and TPM support.)
 
No I have not updated this BIOS. Good Idea, but that wasn't the cause of the settings flip.
 
No I have not updated this BIOS. Good Idea, but that wasn't the cause of the settings flip.
In my over 15 years I've never seen M$ randomly enable secure boot, maybe you accidentally did one of the above or enabled it.

Were any other settings changed?
 
In my over 15 years I've never seen M$ randomly enable secure boot, maybe you accidentally did one of the above or enabled it.

Were any other settings changed?
Nope, this is a machine I maintain. The operator wouldn't have the motivation to navigate in the BIOS to this settings. I would have been called if this popped up. As this is an Intel NUC it could have been an update pushed through M$ to the device.
 
Could have been part of a firmware upgrade that MS did to microcode that had the flag set, so update did it to all the NUC's in a region under the update server.