Disabling Secure Boot on Windows 8.1 Systems
The Application recording mode requires Secure Boot to be disabled on
Windows 8 systems. The benefit of the Application recording mode is that
each audio source can be isolated, providing a clean recording. You can
still recording in Stereo Mix mode without disabling Secure Boot, but then
the recordings might overlap with other audio playing on your computer, such
as system sounds. You will need to be careful to turn off system sounds and
not have any other audio play during a recording.
You might want to print out these instructions or have them open on a
mobile/secondary device since disabling Secure Boot involves restarting your
computer. You might also want to bookmark this page to return to after
disabling Secure Boot.
1. Press the Windows key + C, or (if you have a touchscreen) swipe in from
the right edge of the screen to open your Charms.
2. Click Settings.
3. Click Change PC Settings.
4. In PC Settings, select Update and Recovery.
5. In the Update and Recovery screen, click Recovery at the left.
6. Under Advanced Startup, click Restart now. The system will restart and
show the Windows 8 boot menu.
7. In the boot menu, select Troubleshoot.
8. In the Troubleshoot menu, select Advanced options.
9. In the Advanced options menu, select UEFI Firmware Settings.
10. Click Restart button to boot into UEFI BIOS Setup screen.
11. Each manufacturer lays out the BIOS differently. Look through the BIOS
settings and disable Secure Boot. Save settings and exit.
Here is a video walking through the steps:
Once Secure Boot is turned off, you will be able to use the Applications
recording method to get clean recordings.
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