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  1. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    TPM support


    My main laptop has TPM version 2.0 on it and what is confusing me is should I have it turned on in Windows 10 and is it really necessary to have it turned on.
    Of course I don't know how to turn it on as I can see no reference to it in the BIOS of the machine so what is the go??
    Any advice really appreciated
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    Your device may include a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's enabled by default. If it's not, you may need to enable it manually to use features like BitLocker on Windows 10 or perform an in-place upgrade or fresh install of Windows 11. A Trusted Platform Module is a tamper-resistant silicon designed to generate, store, and protect encryption keys.

    Execute is Get-TPM command to get TPM status via PowerShell. TpmEnabled – The value true indicates the TPM is enabled.


    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Summary | Trusted Computing Group
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  3. idgat's Avatar
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    ICIT2LOL said:
    My main laptop has TPM version 2.0 on it and what is confusing me is should I have it turned on in Windows 10 and is it really necessary to have it turned on.
    Of course I don't know how to turn it on as I can see no reference to it in the BIOS of the machine so what is the go??
    Any advice really appreciated
    I couldn't find "TPM" or "Trusted Platform Module" listed in any BIOS setting on 2 of my laptops. Got the mobo ID from system specs and did a bit of searching ... ah, there it is, not actually called that exactly, but same thing, and was disabled. Enabled ... booted up, ran tpm.msc. Bingo! Alive and well.

    Your search engine will be your friend (one of mine even had a YouTube step-by-step how to access the BIOS, what to look for, etc).
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    idgat said:
    I couldn't find "TPM" or "Trusted Platform Module" listed in any BIOS setting on 2 of my laptops. ... did a bit of searching ... ah, there it is, not actually called that exactly....

    The TPM 2.0 specifications can be implemented by a hardware chip, in which case it will be listed in the bios as 'TPM'. Newer processors can also support a firmware implementation of TPM 2.0. This is where it gets confusing as that may be listed in the bios as fTPM or PTT. All implementations of TPM 2.0, hardware or firmware, will meet the W11 requirements.

    TPM 2.0 for Windows 11 - What about Intel PTT and AMD fTPM?
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  5. idgat's Avatar
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    Bree said:
    This is where it gets confusing as that may be listed in the bios as fTPM or PTT.
    Yep, them was the ones, one of each (altho fTPM should've jumped out and bit me in the face , but PTT ....)
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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    idgat said:
    ...but PTT ....)
    It stands for 'Intel Platform Trust Technology'....

    Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) offers the capabilities of discrete TPM 2.0. Intel PTT is a platform functionality for credential storage and key management used by Windows 8* and Windows® 10. Intel PTT supports BitLocker* for hard drive encryption and supports all Microsoft requirements for firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) 2.0.
    Trusted Platform Module Information for Intel(R) NUC
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  7. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Yes well I have been through all of the BIOS settings and still cannot find any reference to a TPM setting all I can find referring to it is as in the pic??
    I should have added that in the device manager - security - TPM - properties - general tab says that the device is working properly??
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails TPM support-tpmx.png  
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  8. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    ICIT2LOL said:
    Yes well I have been through all of the BIOS settings and still cannot find any reference to a TPM setting all I can find referring to it is as in the pic??
    I should have added that in the device manager - security - TPM - properties - general tab says that the device is working properly??
    John in BIOS do you have anything that looks like this?

    TPM support-x.png
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  9. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    essenbe said:
    John in BIOS do you have anything that looks like this?

    TPM support-x.png
    Hello Steve long time no see
    No mate I have nothing at all like that in the laptop BIOS however I do see in the Powershell - Get-TPM that the TPM is enabled. TPM support-powerx.png
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  10. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Congratulations you can use bitlocker.
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