How enable security setting BTIKernelRetpolineEnabled?

  1. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 4,109
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    How enable security setting BTIKernelRetpolineEnabled?


    I'm checking the security status of a new HP laptop having a i5-8265U CPU under Windows 10 v1809.

    The security settings below are shown. I'm concerned about the False setting for BTIKernelRetpolineEnabled. Should this be enabled for my CPU and if so, how do you enable it? I did install the latest Intel microcode update and HP BIOS update. Are the other settings OK?

    BTIHardwarePresent : True
    BTIWindowsSupportPresent : True
    BTIWindowsSupportEnabled : True
    BTIDisabledBySystemPolicy : False
    BTIDisabledByNoHardwareSupport : False
    BTIKernelRetpolineEnabled : False
    BTIKernelImportOptimizationEnabled : True
    KVAShadowRequired : False
    KVAShadowWindowsSupportPresent : True
    KVAShadowWindowsSupportEnabled : False
    KVAShadowPcidEnabled : False
    SSBDWindowsSupportPresent : True
    SSBDHardwareVulnerable : True
    SSBDHardwarePresent : True
    SSBDWindowsSupportEnabledSystemWide : False
    L1TFHardwareVulnerable : False
    L1TFWindowsSupportPresent : True
    L1TFWindowsSupportEnabled : False
    L1TFInvalidPteBit : 0L1DFlushSupported : True
    MDSWindowsSupportPresent : True
    MDSHardwareVulnerable : False
    MDSWindowsSupportEnabled : False
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2. thomaseg1's Avatar
    Posts : 4,503
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903
       #2
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 4,109
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks. My PC currently has these values:

    My PCFeatureSettingsOverride =0 FeatureSettingsOverrideMask = 3

    I dimly remember seeing something about the extisting value needing to be logically OR ed with the given value of 400. More research needed.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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