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I read from a link that says:

Trusted Boot takes over where Secure Boot leaves off. The bootloader verifies the digital signature of the Windows 8 kernel before loading it. The Windows 8 kernel, in turn, verifies every other component of the Windows startup process, including the boot drivers, startup files, and ELAM.

My question: Is SSDT included in "every other component of the Windows startup process"?

Thank you!

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PatchGuard is the component that protects SSDT and it's available on all versions of Windows using 64bit. – IBit Dec 24 '13 at 23:08
Googling for "SSDT hooking patchguard" will get you plenty. edit: Apparently 'enter' sends a message. Ctrl + F SSDT. Second instance. – IBit Dec 25 '13 at 5:29

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