JustinTime, on 07 March 2013 - 00:30, said:
It didn't, so I just wiped and reinstalled W8 using the Home 64-bit disc from Dell. I went to PowerShell to verify Secure Boot via the confirm-SecureBootUEFI command and it said false. I double checked Secure Boot is ON and Boot Mode is UEFI in BIOS. BIOS has a new option under Secure Boot control, Clear Secure Boot Database but it is inaccessible. What to do to install W8 with Secure Boot ON?
To be honest if you don't know how to change UEFI to get Secure Boot up and running it's probably not worth doing! The situation you have here would seem to be malware of some type however as some users pointed out, your time was wrong and as you may or may not know the server allocated certificates check system time to check synchronicity for expiration. If you ever do get a problem like this again then I advise using the "Reset PC" option in Windows 8 PC settings menu or advanced options at the graphical/BW system options if you can't get a clean boot.
PS you don't want to clear the database because that has the keys in it!