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TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is both the name given to a published specification detailing the characteristics of a criptoprocessador safe, capable of storing cryptographic keys that protect information and the general name of implementations of this specification, often called "TPM chip" or "TPM Security Device".

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Why Bitlocker with TPM requires fastboot in BIOS

HP Probook 445 G7 When I turn off fastboot in BIOS under Advanced > Boot Options bitlocker stops working. It goes in Bitlocker recovery after I enter the password (extended alphanumeric pin with ...
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USB Windows 11 for TPM/SB created on non-TPM/SB system

What option is needed to install Windows 11 to a live persistent USB on a non-TPM/Secure Boot system, if the USB will be used on a TPM/Secure Boot system. I assume it is the Standard with TPM & ...
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bitlocker recovery triggered, cannot boot windows

I enabled bitlocker on my Alienware 15 R3 in 2018 (win10), protection method is tpm + pin normally windows would boot after I input the pin however, a month ago, the system had a freeze. at reboot, it ...
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What are the non-Bitlocker TPM keys I need to check before clearing TPM?

I've read the threads here (like this one and this one) on clearing TPM and the need to either suspend Bitlocker or have backups of the keys. That's fine. But in the Microsoft Docs under the section &...
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Windows 11 install with disable TPM and secureboot option for older computer

I try to install Windows11 pro on my old computer which is not meet the minimum requirements for windows 11. It does not have TPM (Trusted Platform Module). So, I try to install with Rufus 3.17 with ...
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TPM not offering to unlock C:\ drive automatically at boot up: "Chose how to unlock your drive at startup" (Flash drive or PW)

I'm trying to enable BitLocker on a Win10 (Dell Optiplex 7040) desktop. The issue I'm facing is that I need the drive to auto-unlock at startup since it will often be used remotely via RDP (rebooting ...
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Enabling Bitlocker for an external hard drive

So I am trying to encrypt and password protect an external hard drive, however, my computer is not giving the option to access bitlocker encyrption. I have gone into Services.msc and made sure that ...
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Drives with Win11 Disappeared, TPM?

I had an NVME drive with Windows 11 installed and two SATA SSDs in a raid 0 config for some game storage. These drives were all encrypted with Bitlocker. I connected fourth SATA SSD and was going to ...
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TPM reset on Google Slate

I have a bricked Google Slate tablet and I tried the simple schematics from here: Making own Chromebook debug cable (SuzyQable) and didn't work for me... Hope that I did everything ok. The tablet ...
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TPM2.0 Compatibility? (ASRock z97x Fatal1ty Killer motherboard)

I had an SSD failure yesterday (my OS disk), so I decided it might be time to try Windows 11. I was a little shocked to find my PC is not compatible.  It seems I need a TPM2.0 compatible motherboard. ...
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If Windows 10 Power Shell shows get-tpm with all "false", and bios is up to date, it means I can't have it?

I'm looking to update my Windows 10 to 11. Now I need this "TPM" thing. I have a Dell G3, I updated the bios using the SupportAssist, but when I type on powershell > "get-tpm" I ...
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Installing windows 11 on unsupported computer

I want to install windows 11 but my pc is unsupported, here are my specs Device name iMac Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400T CPU @ 2.20GHz 2.21 GHz Installed RAM 7.89 GB System type 64-bit ...
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Lenovo Laptop Windows Encryption

Do the Lenovo legion 5 laptops support windows encryption ? Basic device encryption on windows 10 or 11 requires the following: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2 with support for Modern Standby....
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How to re-enable TPM after decrypting C: drive from BitLocker?

I have a Surface Pro 6. One day my computer got locked with BitLocker (for no apparent reason). After recovering the key I disabled device encryption and decrypted my hard drive. If I now do manage-...
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Windows 11 on VMware Workstation 16 with TPM Module

To install Windows 11 "as intended" in Vmware Workstation one has to add the TPM-Module. (CPU ist not an issue, Directx12 ist not an issue and WDDM 2.0 ist not an issue. Compatibility is 100%...
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How can I update TPM on Windows 10 machine for Windows 11?

When preparing my 5-years old Intel Core i7 computer for Windows 11, I ran PC Health Check. These are the results: Regarding TPM, I tried to upgrade it to 2.0. From Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ...
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Kernel DMA Protection and Device Encryption support is off, even with Intel Virtual Tech enabled. How to enable?

Computer Configuration This is the laptop. Lenovo Legion Y740, Intel core i7 9750H, 17.3" 144Hz GSync, RTX 2080MQ, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Home 21H2 (Build 22000.258) Intel Virtual ...
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My TPM version isn't compatible with the windows 11 minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for Windows 11 is TPM Version 2.0, while my version is 1.2, I think that's why I didn't receive the Windows 11 update. I found an iso image of it, but is it okay to install it? ...
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TPM not working on compatible hardware

I can't get TPM to be activated in Windows 10 on compatible hardware. My specs: Asrock B550 (declared compatible) AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (declared compatible) What I already did: I changed my partition ...
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Is there a TPM adapter for motherboards with no TPM header?

OK,... So I have a motherboard that is a bit old, meaning, I just do not have the funds to upgrade it, the Processor, and RAM to something comparable AND have the TPM SPI module interface pins. So my ...
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fTPM doesn't work after error

Please help me, i spent a week and no result. ASUS b450-pro gaming, ryzen 5-2600, last BIOS One time i changed my memory speed from 3200 to 3400 and my PC turned on from the 5 time with error "...
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What happens if AMD fTPM is enabled and a hardware TPM module is added later?

I have a Asus hardware TPM module on order for my Asus Prime X470-Pro motherboard (using a AMD Ryzen 2600 CPU). fTPM is currently enabled, but, to the best of my knowledge not used by any process. (No ...
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firefox - Unable to login via smart card pin on company websites

I'm not able to login via smart card PIN on enterprise websites. This works in other browsers Chrome/Brave/Edge etc. Secure connection failed A PKCS #11 module returned CKG_GENERAL_ERROR, indicating ...
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Using a TPM with both Windows and Ubuntu

Is it possible to use my TPM 2.0 chip with both Windows and Linux at the same time? I have TPM 2.0 ready for Windows 11 in the future and I'm now interested in securing my SSH and GPG keys within ...
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"alert tpm device is not detected" on Dell laptop boot

My Dell laptop (latitude 7480) occasional displays alert: tpm device is not detected On boot, if it is turned off without power for 30 seconds then on rebooting the error is not displayed. If the ...
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TPM 2.0 and Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard

It doesn't look like my machine was built with a TPM. I am wondering whether I can get one to match this motherboard (Asus Z170 Pro Gaming) and where to find it. Would a TPM 2.0 for this board need to ...
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What in millimeters is the pin pitch for a 14-1 aka TPM-M connector?

Without disassembling enough of my two running self-built desktop PCs to be able to measure them in millimeters, I'm trying to find out the spacing of the pins on the standard TPM-M (also called 14-1 ...
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dual boot linux and windows 11. how to tell if option roms for all cards and motherboard are uefi?

trying to dual boot windows 11 and fedora 34. to use windows 11 you need to enable trusted platform module (tpm 2.0) which requires disabling compatibility support module (CSM). Disabling CSM means ...
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Cannot enable BitLocker's auto unlock on system volume

I need to enable auto unlock of BitLocker on multiple devices. But for some reason on some devices (different models) i can only enable it for non-system disk ("Disk D"). When it comes to ...
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swTPM vs. Hardware TPM: Are there any security downsides?

Backstory: For a while, I've been wanting to install my next Windows PC as a VM on a Linux platform to allow me to re-image my machine when I loose a disk or Windows poops itself* (I'm thinking Clear ...
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I enabled fTPM and now my BIOS warns me "fTPM/PSP NV corrupted or structure changed". Is this ok?

I wanted to see if my PC meets the requirements for Windows 11. The only thing I was missing was TPM, so I enabled fTPM on my X570. Now when I boot up, I get the following advice: New CPU installed, ...
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Dell XPS can't boot from USB. TPM maybe?

On my Dell XPS 9310 (factory default) I get set_second_stage{} failed invalid parameter something has seriously gone wrong shim_init{} failed: invalid parameter TPM 2.0 seems to be turned on. I try to ...
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USB-based external TPM?

What if a laptop does not have any in-built TPM that Windows 11 requires? Is there something like USB-based TPM that I could plug into the laptop? I have searched the web, but the results were about ...
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Which CPU/Mainboard generation really supports TPM 2.0 for Windows 11 regardless of Microsofts list?

I'd like to have a list, where i can see supported CPU/MB generations (not concrete models), goes into technical details what kind of TPM (fTPM, dTPM) is required. Going into detail of technical ...
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upgrading to windows 11 with "This PC can't run windows 11" [duplicate]

I'm trying to upgrade my windows 10 into 11 but I get this message from the PC health check program that my PC can't run windows 11, It has all of the requirements such as dx12, 12GB memory, Intel i5 ...
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Got a Warning For Enabling Firmware TPM

I recently enabled Firmware TPM in my BIOS in order to see if my system is compatible with Windows 11. My question is about the following warning I got when I enabled Firmware TPM: Intel PTT is a ...
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Is Intel PTT (Platform Trust Technology) part of the chipset or the CPU? Will I corrupt my TPM data if I replace my CPU?

With the advent of Windows 11 I'm kind of curious about the nature of Intel's PTT (Platform Trust Technology). I have a 7700K and it supports PTT -- I've enabled it and have confirmed it works, but I'...
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Making PC Windows 11 ready. Secure boot disabled message

I am making my personal pc Windows 11 ready because I need to get to know it for my work. So I tried the PC Healthy Check from MS, to check if my PC is Windows 11 ready. I get the massage 'PC must ...
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TPM 2.0 module compatible with MSI Z170A SLI Plus

Am I correct in assuming that the MSI Z170A SLI Plus is incompatible with TPM 2.0 modules? The MSI website offers two versions of the TPM 2.0: MS-4462 and MS-4136. The pins on the MS-4136 match the ...
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What happens if I enable TPM on a running/already installed Windows OS?

Will I lose my files? Will Windows keep booting? I'm running Windows 10 without TPM enabled. My system supports TPM 2.0, but it's currently disabled, and since it seems that the new Windows 11 will ...
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Will TPM and Secure boot complicate hardware upgrades and changes? [closed]

Along with the new requirements of Windows 11 to have TPM and Secure Boot https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications, as well as the complications highlighted from this article ...
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Does Bitlocker encryption with TPM protect against the sethc.exe / sticky keys exploit?

I'm trying to ensure that in the event of device loss/theft, my files are secure. I use Bitlocker (TPM), but today I was reading about the sethc.exe/sticky keys hack to reset the administrator ...
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How to enable BitLocker when booting Windows 10 from a non-Microsoft boot manager?

My setup I have ThinkPad P1 Gen 3 laptop and want it to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. For that I want to use a boot manager supporting both Linux and Windows; currently I'm using rEFInd. I also want ...
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Bitlocker on KVM/QEMU/virt-manager Windows guest using TPM passthrough

I have a dual boot installation on my Lenovo T480s: Windows 10 and Fedora 33. As I prefer working on Linux but need to have quick access to some Windows exclusive programs, I've configured QEMU (in ...
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Microsoft Bitlocker and TPM

I'm planning to buy a HP Envy 15-ep0813 computer, but I've spent hours trying to understand if that has TPM-like support so that I don't need to enter a passowrd prelogon, which for me is a must. I ...
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Enable Disk / Volume encryption without password prompt at boot

I need to encrypt Disk / volume / File system on Linux, but which will not require a password prompt at reboot. While this will not prevent data theft if the entire system is snitched, it should at ...
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What are the consequences of clearing TPM without backing up your data after you encountered Office365 with errors code 80090016?

My Office 365 products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc) suddenly produced an error after signing in and trying to reactivate it with my educational email. It said Something went wrong Your computer's ...
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Clone win 10 with tpm and bitlocker to bigger disk

I got a new PC for a job, the situation is that I'm not a windows administrator and I have several limitation in using needed software without admin rights. the volume is encrypted with bitlocker, I ...
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Powershell and BitLocker - When changing Protectors from Password to TPMandPIN protector are you required to Suspend Powershell and then renable?

I have a Password Encrypted SDD I am moving from an old host (No TPM) to a new one with a TPM installed. I DO (yes do) know my password. I do not want to decrypt and encrypt (I honestly do not want to ...
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TPM 2.0 causes high temps and boot fail

So I just bought a TPM 2.0 module for my second PC which I mainly use for video editing and 3D animation, so it's a fairly high-end machine. I installed the TPM module on the motherboard, and turned ...
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