EfiGuard (Method Three)

EfiGuard is a bootloader created by Mattiwatti: GitHub - Mattiwatti/EfiGuard: Disable PatchGuard and Driver Signature Enforcement at boot time.

It is more complicated to use than Method One or Method Two and should only be used if you are comfortable modifying your BIOS. Here are the steps:

  • 1) Run Launcher.exe and click Download Files. Choose "Download EFI Files" and click OK. EFI.zip will now be downloaded and extracted to the same folder as Launcher.exe.
  • 2) Place the newly downloaded folder "EFI" onto a FAT32 USB drive (pretty much any thumbdrive 32 GB and under will work).
  • 3) Restart PC and change the boot order so that the USB drive is listed first. You can change the boot order in your BIOS. Usually, at the very first screen you see when your PC starts up, you press a key like F2 to enter the BIOS. If you are not sure which key to press, you can either guess or look up your motherboard online. You can also hold shift when you click the Windows restart button and choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings. This will automatically boot you into your BIOS.
  • 4) After you have changed the boot order, you will see green text related to the EFI boot loader if you have done steps 1–3 correctly. If you do not see the green text, then you do not have the correct boot order. If you DO see the green text but it says something like you have Legacy Mode on, then you need to change your BIOS Mode to UEFI. There are numerous guides online for how to do this: https://www.google.com/search?q=how%20to%20change%20bios%20mode%20from%20legacy%20to%20uefi. You may also need to disable Secure Boot in your BIOS or tell your BIOS that the boot loader on the USB stick is safe to use. It is possible your motherboard does not support UEFI, but this is highly unlikely.
  • 5) Run Launcher.exe, choose Method Three, and click Load Driver. Your driver should now be loaded.

You can also follow the directions on the EfiGuard page itself.

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