How to enable Secure Boot in UEFI based virtual machines?

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Note: Secure Boot in virtual machines running on Mac computers with Apple M1 chip is supported starting with Parallels Desktop 17.


How do I enable Secure Boot in a virtual machine?


By default, Secure Boot feature in Parallels Desktop virtual machines should be enabled, if for some reason it isn't, please perform the steps below to enable it manually:

  1. Shut down the virtual machine (Actions > Shut down).

  2. Open its configuration > Hardware > Boot Order > Advanced Settings, and in Boot flags field type in the command below:

  3. Close the configuration window and start the virtual machine.

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