WN10-00-000015 - Windows 10 systems must have Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware and be configured to run in UEFI mode, not Legacy BIOS.

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UEFI provides additional security features in comparison to legacy BIOS firmware, including Secure Boot. UEFI is required to support additional security features in Windows 10, including Virtualization Based Security and Credential Guard. Systems with UEFI that are operating in Legacy BIOS mode will not support these security features.


Configure UEFI firmware to run in UEFI mode, not Legacy BIOS mode.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-220699r569187_rule, STIG-ID|WN10-00-000015, STIG-Legacy|SV-91779, STIG-Legacy|V-77083, Vuln-ID|V-220699

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 8ab9704917471d05a5b5f7fe8ac6d18d3bdf7af9b8d89641cf75c2f0b502bc0c