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  1.    14 May 2016 #1
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    How would I find out if I am running TPM 2.0?


    I recently ran across an article online about Windows 10 saying it needed all new systems running TPM 2.0 by this Summer. Where would I find out if I am running the latest TPM?
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  2.    14 May 2016 #2
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    This is the link regarding that article for all new Windows 10 machines to be running TPM 2.0.

    All new Windows 10 machines will need to have TPM 2.0 enabled by default this summer
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  3.    14 May 2016 #3
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    I checked my 2 PCs with 10 and I don't see it. I looked in device manager and there is no security tab which the article mentioned. Is TPM 2.0 something that can be installed and if so where can it be found?
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  4.    14 May 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by copiman View Post
    I checked my 2 PCs with 10 and I don't see it. I looked in device manager and there is no security tab which the article mentioned. Is TPM 2.0 something that can be installed and if so where can it be found?
    I did the same thing. I checked my Laptop, which ran Windows 7 and my Desktop which ran Windows 8.1, and I don't see the tab either. So I don't know. I don't think this is a hoax, as it is coming from WinBeta. WinBeta is a pretty trusted and accurate site when it comes to Microsoft Windows.
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  5.    14 May 2016 #5
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    TPM 2.0 is only going to be required for manufactures to put the Windows 10 certified label on computers they sell. It is not going to be required for the anniversary update for users. Don't worry about it if you can't find it on your computer hardware.
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  6.    14 May 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by copiman View Post
    I checked my 2 PCs with 10 and I don't see it. I looked in device manager and there is no security tab which the article mentioned. Is TPM 2.0 something that can be installed and if so where can it be found?
    It is a chip on the motherboard that handles hardware encryption. If you do not have the chip, do not worry. Nothing will stop working when Microsoft rolls out Redstone.
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  7.    14 May 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    TPM 2.0 is only going to be required for manufactures to put the Windows 10 certified label on computers they sell. It is not going to be required for the anniversary update for users. Don't worry about it if you can't find it on your computer hardware.
    It has nothing to do with a label on a box. It is a chip on the motherboard that works at the hardware level to handle certificates to keep the hardware and OS safe.

    As of right now, no server motherboards will have the chip built on the motherboard. Any motherboard mfg for export to overseas will not have the chip either.

    "

    Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
    The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Work Group has been chartered to create the TPM specification. The definition of the TPM architecture comes from the Technical Committee and the TPM Work Group defines the implementation of that architecture. A working knowledge of security in relation to the design and usage of cryptographic modules as well as cryptographic techniques including public-key cryptography, cryptographic algorithms and protocols is recommended.


    A new research report on “Trusted Computing” published by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE:HHS), reveals that organizations that have deployed applications based on trusted computing infrastructure exhibit superior capabilities in security governance, risk management and compliance compared to other respondents. The term “trusted computing” refers to applications that leverage hardware-based “roots of trust” at the edge of the network and at the endpoints – sometimes referred to as “hardware anchors in a sea of untrusted software” – for higher assurance.


    TPMs are a basic building block used in most other specifications, for providing an anchor of trust. They can be used for validating basic boot properties before allowing network access (TNC), or for storing platform measurements (PC Client), or for providing self-measurement to provide anchors of trust to hypervisors (Virtualization)."

    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) | Trusted Computing Group (TPM)

    This is the list of companies involved in this nextgen technology. Member Companies | Trusted Computing Group
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  8.    15 May 2016 #8
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    I know what TPM is. And I know most of my computers don't have it. And I know that I am not going to add it to my computers that don't have it. And I also know that it is not required for my computers to have it to get the anniversary update this summer. Therefore, I have zero concern about it. And I am pretty sure that I have all that in common with the vast majority of Windows users except that most of them probably have never even heard of TPM, although some of them might wonder what Tire Pressure Monitoring has to do with Windows.
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  9.    15 May 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Williams View Post
    Where would I find out if I am running the latest TPM?
    Trusted Platform Module 2.0 shows up under Other Devices in Belarc Advisor, if you have it:
    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.

    It also shows up under Security Devices in Device Manager.
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  10.    15 May 2016 #10
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    NavyLCDR, there is nothing to add. As for Belarc, it has been known to throw out false information. even if it is on the motherboard, the chip will not be activated until the OEM or Motherboard manufacturer pushes out the bios update to activate the piece of code that puts the chip in action to handle what TPM does.

    No one is worrying about it, same as the reason that no one is worrying about UEFI. Unless you have Crypto needs or for securing your machines in an environment such as Enterprise, it will not even affect the common user base out there. Just like UEFI is still not working on Linux distros, TPM will not be fully functional and be turned off by default or offer a switch in the BIOS like Secure boot for users to turn it off if not needed.

    Too many people are fretting over something that is a nothing,.
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