Soon after the final retail version of Windows 8.1 was made available on the Windows Store, some users started reporting that they got an error message on their desktop, saying that ‘SecureBoot isn’t configured correctly’.
The watermark was displayed on the usual bottom right corner of the desktop.
While Microsoft quickly acknowledged the issue and confirmed that it was looking into it, some users managed to fix the problem by simply going to their BIOS options and enabling Secure Boot. Others, however, had no choice but to wait for an official fix from the software giant.
And good news for the latter category of users, as the company rolled out an official hotfix today. According to Microsoft:
“Secure Boot helps increase the security of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 PCs by stopping unauthorized software from running. If you see a ‘SecureBoot isn’t configured correctly’ message in the lower-right corner of the desktop, it means that Secure Boot has either been turned off or hasn’t been set up correctly on your PC.”
This is an easy to deploy tool that completely solves this issue, takes care of the glitches and removes the watermark from the desktop.
You can download the KB2902864 hotfix for Windows 8.1 in 32-bit flavor here, and users of the 64-bit version of the operating system can point their browsers here to download.