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Windows 7 to Windows 10 and secure boot

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The ram of my system has been shipped so over the next few days i'll be able to start the actual building (while i wait on my asus strix 1080). My plan is to install a fresh Win7 x64, then upgrade to Win 10 pro free. Then do a clean install of Win10 over the top. I know there's this protective measure for 8 and above called "Secure Boot" and it doesn't work for windows 7. With that in mind, when i upgrade to Windows 10 will it automatically enable itself at the bios level or will i need to do that manually? What would be the proper sequence? Oh and would you recommend upgrading the BIOS before any OS installation on a new board?

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MB: Asus Maximus VIII Formula
CPU: 6700k
OS: Win7 x64 ultimate > Win 10 Pro x64
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Project: Phoenix
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700k ROG Maximus VIII Formula STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING CMD16GX4M4B3200C16-ROG 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
850 Evo SSD HGST Deskstar 7k4000 BH16NS40 BH10LS30 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
GH20NS10 Corsair h100i v2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS VG278HR 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2448h Corsair k95 rgb Corsair AX860i Coolermaster Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair M65 Pro Corsair mm300 Logitech z-906 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 P5Q-E NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Corsair  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG HD103UJ  Seagate ST320006 41AS Western Digital WD Ext HDD 1021 BH16NS40 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
BH10LS30 GH20NS10 CM Hyper 412 Slim  Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VG278HR HP w2448h Logitech G15 Blue v1 Gigabyte 850W 
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I would expect that you'd have to enable it manually, since it's something at the hardware layer (in the UEFI). I would also think that it would be best to enable it after installing Windows 10.

 

Finally, there's almost never a need to upgrade to a new BIOS if one is available for installing a new version of Windows. More than that, your motherboard and CPU were designed for Windows 10.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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I was speaking in general about the BIOS update (not tied to windows), I'm a child of the early 80's that grew up when PC's in the 90's when it was still relatively dangerous to do it back then. Now with the MB integrated verification if you got the right one and the file is intact (and even in case of my MB download it from the BIOS itself), the process itself should be easy.

As to the windows part, I thought as much I just read in a few articles that the sb keys can get written to the BIOS during win10 installation.
Project: Phoenix
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700k ROG Maximus VIII Formula STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING CMD16GX4M4B3200C16-ROG 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
850 Evo SSD HGST Deskstar 7k4000 BH16NS40 BH10LS30 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
GH20NS10 Corsair h100i v2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS VG278HR 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2448h Corsair k95 rgb Corsair AX860i Coolermaster Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair M65 Pro Corsair mm300 Logitech z-906 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 P5Q-E NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Corsair  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG HD103UJ  Seagate ST320006 41AS Western Digital WD Ext HDD 1021 BH16NS40 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
BH10LS30 GH20NS10 CM Hyper 412 Slim  Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VG278HR HP w2448h Logitech G15 Blue v1 Gigabyte 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Thermaltake Xaser VI Logitech G9 Laser none onboard 
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Project: Phoenix
(19 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 6700k ROG Maximus VIII Formula STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING CMD16GX4M4B3200C16-ROG 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
850 Evo SSD HGST Deskstar 7k4000 BH16NS40 BH10LS30 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
GH20NS10 Corsair h100i v2 Windows 10 x64 Pro ASUS VG278HR 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP w2448h Corsair k95 rgb Corsair AX860i Coolermaster Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair M65 Pro Corsair mm300 Logitech z-906 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 P5Q-E NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Corsair  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
SAMSUNG HD103UJ  Seagate ST320006 41AS Western Digital WD Ext HDD 1021 BH16NS40 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
BH10LS30 GH20NS10 CM Hyper 412 Slim  Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS VG278HR HP w2448h Logitech G15 Blue v1 Gigabyte 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Thermaltake Xaser VI Logitech G9 Laser none onboard 
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