Windows 7 Solution: The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system, or UEFI drivers.
This morning when I tried to boot up my Windows 7 PC; I got the following error…
The system found unauthorized changes on the firmware, operating system, or UEFI drivers.
After some Google searches I was able to figure out the solution and figured I should share it on my blog because it is a relatively simple fix but not that obvious of a solution.
It seems to have something to do with new windows security features that were most likely installed in an automatic windows update which are not supported by Window 7. My guess is Microsoft is trying to scare people into thinking they need to upgrade to windows 10 but that is not the case. All you have to do to fix this issue is restart your computer and open up your bios settings (This involves continually pressing F2 during startup until the bios settings open up. It might be a different button that you need to press depending on your motherboard but the keys you need to press are always listed somewhere during the start-up process for you to figure out which button you need to press).
Once you are in your bios settings you might have to choose advanced mode and then go to your “boot” options and select “Secure Boot”. From there you can select your “OS Type” which is all you need to change to solve this issue. Just change it from “Windows UEFI” to “Other OS” then hit F10 to save and exit and then problem solved! Your PC should boot up normally with no issues.
I hope this might save others Windows 7 users the headache of trying to figure this out because I know I never want to upgrade to Windows 10 =). I would love to hear from you if this helped you out.