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Default Bios is out, how to boot into UEFI

I am thinking about getting a lower spec windows 8 laptop, mostly to install linux on and one hurdle is the secure boot. Since most of these machines use the UEFI (I assume, because f2, f10, f12 will not load a bios) so this means to load linux I will need to check to see if it it using secure boot and if so, see if it can be turned off and to do that, I need to boot into the UEFI settings. Preferably on the store model so I can see if it can be done before I buy the device. I hate making returns and I am sure the store employees will be unable to answer this question.

If not, the very least would be to run a live USB stick with linux on it.

Anyone know how to get into the UEFI to check if secure boot is enabled or if it can be turned off?

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