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cessna6083154202d3

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First, I am a 79 year old novice!! I am not a gamer.. I have never attempted to make changes to a BIOS. I just received system that contains a MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Gaming mother board with a AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor and 32GB of memory. It has a MSI GD710 1GD3H LP graphics card. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I got a young man who installed the MSI dragon center and he was able to update the BIOS to the newest version. Now here is my problem, the young "gamer" is not around anymore. So...I want to be able do this "Secure boot" now and to upgrade to windows 11 when that comes out. Can someone help me do this PLEASE! If I were your grandad, you would help me... Jim
 

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Is this enough to help you out:

and you'll also need to do this,

On page 44 and following in the manual, it explains how to navigate the BIOS: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/MAG-B550-TOMAHAWK#down-manual
 

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First, I am a 79 year old novice!! I am not a gamer.. I have never attempted to make changes to a BIOS. I just received system that contains a MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Gaming mother board with a AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor and 32GB of memory. It has a MSI GD710 1GD3H LP graphics card. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I got a young man who installed the MSI dragon center and he was able to update the BIOS to the newest version. Now here is my problem, the young "gamer" is not around anymore. So...I want to be able do this "Secure boot" now and to upgrade to windows 11 when that comes out. Can someone help me do this PLEASE! If I were your grandad, you would help me... Jim
If you have been using win 10 for a while I think you will find Win 11 is a pane in the ass to navigate for stuff, if you are used to win 10, if not used to win 10 then you may not find it quite as frustrating to find stuff you want to change in windows 11 like Sound options or what head phones you want windows to use. Just finding the Task manage is no longer strait forward or even selecting what network connection to use.
 
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Hi there!
Got an issue with B550 Tomahawk and Ryzen 5600x.
After applying wrong DRAM settings (too low timings or too high frequency) PC does not reboot properly. Just black screen, BIOS re-update via USB only helps. Debug led turns red on CPU point.
Expected that PC would try to reboot several times and then drop setting down to defaults. Appropriate BIOS setting (droping down to defaults after several unsuccessful reboots) is on. Has anyone met the same problem? Is there a solution? Or it is the problem of doomed B550 + ryzen 5600x couple?)
 

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Please make a new thread for your completely different issue, thank you.
 

cessna6083154202d3

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First, I am a 79 year old novice!! I am not a gamer.. I have never attempted to make changes to a BIOS. I just received system that contains a MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk Gaming mother board with a AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor and 32GB of memory. It has a MSI GD710 1GD3H LP graphics card. I am running Windows 10 Pro. I got a young man who installed the MSI dragon center and he was able to update the BIOS to the newest version. Now here is my problem, the young "gamer" is not around anymore. So...I want to be able do this "Secure boot" now and to upgrade to windows 11 when that comes out. Can someone help me do this PLEASE! If I were your grandad, you would help me... Jim
Thank you to everyone that gave me help!!!!!!!!!! After three days of torture I did it! The most confusing thing that made me be complete the process was creating s custom BIOS. Making those changes scared the "you know what" out of me. I don't remember seeing that step anywhere.
 

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Thank you to everyone that gave me help!!!!!!!!!! After three days of torture I did it! The most confusing thing that made me be complete the process was creating s custom BIOS. Making those changes scared the "you know what" out of me. I don't remember seeing that step anywhere.
Even when you know what your doing setting the Bios up for win 11 can be a tad fiddly and needs several saves and several reboots to change other setting to it is all done.

But with luck it will all be handled in a Bios update soon and then Many a PC will be bricked till the Person sets there PC bios back to CMS and not UEFI as win 11 requires.

Guess it be one way to boost forum membership. Besides bricking Z490 Mother boards :doublefun::doublefun::doublefun:
 
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