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    Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Check to see if your pre-built system or motherboard will be Windows 11-ready.
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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Looks like the MSI page is currently 404'ing
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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Good. Surprised people are not using the TPM already. All my PCs are encrypted, as is my server (the non media storage bits at least).
    Lots of people have work data on their PC. If it gets stolen, the people have to be notified if it wasn't encrypted, but there is no need to if it was (eg wife is a doctor and has private patient info on her xps).

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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Good. Surprised people are not using the TPM already. All my PCs are encrypted, as is my server (the non media storage bits at least).
    Lots of people have work data on their PC. If it gets stolen, the people have to be notified if it wasn't encrypted, but there is no need to if it was (eg wife is a doctor and has private patient info on her xps).
    The vast majority of desktops don't have a native TPM chip and fTPM/IIPT is not enabled by default.

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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    The vast majority of desktops don't have a native TPM chip and fTPM/IIPT is not enabled by default.
    The vast majority of consumer desktops don't have a native TPM chip. FTFY.

    Agreed, but I'm amazed Hexus users don't seem to be on it - it's zero performance cost if you've a half decent SSD as it's native.

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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    The vast majority of consumer desktops don't have a native TPM chip. FTFY.

    Agreed, but I'm amazed Hexus users don't seem to be on it - it's zero performance cost if you've a half decent SSD as it's native.
    It's mandatory for work stuff of course, but home desktop? I have bigger problems if they're accessing my home contents in person and I think it's also pretty unlikely they'd bother lugging a heavy ~10yr old tower out of the place.

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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Here's a crazy ideia, next bios update enables the TPM feature in all supported boards

    MSI already resets my settings anyway, so how about making at least 1 usefull change at least? or maybe, here's another crazy ideia, save the settings in a different memory region and don't overwrite that part during update!

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    Re: Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI list their Windows 11 compatible gear

    Quote Originally Posted by ssdgrrw View Post
    Here's a crazy ideia, next bios update enables the TPM feature in all supported boards

    MSI already resets my settings anyway, so how about making at least 1 usefull change at least? or maybe, here's another crazy ideia, save the settings in a different memory region and don't overwrite that part during update!
    I'm a massive fan of the mandated tpm/encryption not least as it makes laptops bricks for most theives.

    But... There's a world of hurt coming for some people/board makers.

    The TPM/BIOS contain the keys for booting Windows. Losing settings (TPM on/secure boot enabled) means Windows is bricked unless you have the recovery key to hand (one advantage of forcing a Microsoft account on people). I'm guessing Microsoft will enable a pre-Windows call to the mothership, but that will bring security gaps.

    Intel had massive problems managing this on the NUCs for years (they need to suspend bootlocker for the next boot after a BIOS update or you don't get into Windows without the key).

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