How to fix the secure boot error in FIFA 23

FIFA and errors go hand in hand.

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As with most newly released video games, the mega title FIFA 23 comes with its own sets of errors and bugs. While most errors are easily resolvable, some require a few additional steps to fix them entirely. The “Secure Boot is not enabled on this machine” error is one such issue that is occurring due to the newly deployed anti-cheat software for FIFA 23. If you are one of the unfortunate players facing this issue and looking for a fix, refer to the different solutions mentioned below.

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Reinstalling the anti-cheat

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Although the new anti-cheat ensures that tampering with FIFA 23 becomes hard, it’s safe to say this has also introduced new errors. This may be due to some internal issues with the anti-cheat, where some files have been corrupted. In that case, it’s best to uninstall and reinstall the software. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Head to the following path on your system: Program Files > EA > AC > EAAntiCheat.Installer 23>_Installer>EAAntiCheat.
  • This will open the list of games EA anti-cheat supports. Select FIFA 23 and uninstall it.
  • Once done, reinstall the anti-cheat from the same location.

Run the application as an administrator

While this usually doesn’t affect the actual game, it’s possible that not running Steam or Origin as an administrator is prompting the error. Hence, make sure that the application (Steam or Origin) you are using to play FIFA 23 is running as administrator. This can be done by right-clicking on the application and selecting the “Run as administrator” option.

Disable Overlays

Not often, but occasionally background applications tend to prevent the game from running. Disabling these overlays might fix the issue, especially if not in use. Spotify, Discord, and antiviruses are a few such applications that often run in the background, so closing them while playing the game is generally recommended.