As expected with every new launch, PC players of FIFA 23 are also having some problems that are making it impossible to play. One such issue seems to involve a very primitive DRM implementation in the form of Secure Boot. Some players are reporting FIFA 23 refuses to launch while giving a “secure boot is not enabled on this machine” error.
If you are unfortunate enough to be affected by the Secure Boot error in FIFA 23, allow us to present some potential fixes.
How to fix FIFA 23 “Secure Boot is not enabled on this machine” error
One of the major problems that PC gamers are dealing with when launching FIFA 23 is an EA anti-cheat error that reads, “Secure boot is not enabled on this machine”
Restart your device
A simple restart is often the solution to numerous errors. Close the game and restart your device. Once the restart is completed, relaunch the game to check whether the issue was resolved.
Run as administrator
Run FIFA 23 and EA applications as an administrator. If you are entering the game from origin instead of EA you need to set this setting for origin as well.
- Right-click on the application and click “Properties”.
- Click on “Compatibility”.
- From here we will click on the “Run this Program as an administrator option”.
After this players need to start the game again and check if the issue is fixed or not.
Verify the integrity of game files
To verify the integrity of game files, open the steam application and find FIFA 23. Right-click on the game to choose Properties. Open the Local Files tab and choose Verify Integrity of Game Files.
Update FIFA 23
Launch the Steam application and find FIFA 23 to check if the latest version of the game is installed. If not update the game and launch it to check if the error persists,
Reinstall the anti-cheat
Another solution is to uninstall and then reinstall the Easy Anti-Cheat.
- Right-click on the FIFA application and chose “Open file location”.
- Click on the installer folder.
- Click on “EA anti-cheat”.
- Click on the Exe file located here.
- Say yes to the pop-up window.
- Click on the icon and select FIFA 23.
- Click Uninstall.
- Once it is uninstalled close the window.
- Open the game and the anti-cheat will be installed again.
Hopefully, these solutions will fix the Secure Boot issue for FIFA 23. If the problem still persists, unfortunately, you will have to wait for an official patch from EA that will probably fix this problem.
Update GPU Drivers
Outdated graphics drivers often cause errors owing to the corruption or damage of the driver itself.
Head to the Task Manager and select Device Manager. Now open Display Adapters, select the option to Update Driver, and set it to search automatically.
Once the update is complete, relaunch the game to see if the issue was resolved.
Install any pending Windows updates
To check whether you have pending window updates, head to settings and open the Windows Update option.
Click Check for Updates and let the search complete. If you have available updates, install them.
Relaunch the game and check if the issue is resolved.
Enable secure boot
Enabling the PC’s Secure Boot will block the anti-cheat software from picking the error. To manually enable Secure Boot:
- Head to Settings, open Update and Security, and choose Recovery.
- Next, open the Advanced Startup option and choose Restart Now.
- Now open Troubleshoot, click Advanced Options, then open the UEFI Setting, and Restart.
- Now select the Secure Boot option which should be in the Boot Tabs or under the Security tab.
- Enable and click Save and Exit.
Note: BIOS interface is different based on the manufacturer so be sure to check a guide for the interface before diving straight in.
Restart your PC and open the game to check if the issue was resolved.
Reinstall FIFA 23
Open Steam and uninstall FIFA 23. Do so by clicking on the game, choose Manage, and then Uninstall.
Now install the game once more to see if the error persists.
Remove other anti-cheat programs
Recently games come equipped with their own anti-cheat software which is well known to be often incompatible with EA’s software.
Open the control panel to see a list of such software and uninstall them. Reopen the game to check if the error was fixed. Be careful when uninstalling to not accidentally remove other game files.
Hopefully, these solutions will fix the Secure Boot issue for FIFA 23. If the problem persists, unfortunately, you will have to wait for an official patch from EA that will probably fix this problem.