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👍 #883 - What Is a TPM? And Why Do I Need One?
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So. Much. Confusion.

I'm talking, of course, about the TPM: whether or not it's needed, what, exactly, is needed, and why in some cases you might already have one and just don't know it!

And, of course, what the heck is it? Just saying it's the "Trusted Platform Module" doesn't help.

I'll go over it all in What Is a TPM? And Why Do I Need One?

Also this week:

TEH Podcast

This week we spent most of our time on my own saga with Windows 11. Yes, I installed it on a virtual machine, as I mentioned last week. As it turns out I ended up -- quite unexpectedly -- going further. Much further. TEH 144: Upgrade to Win 11? Yes? No? has all the details. And Black Widow. And Squid Game.

Hope your week is going well.

Leo

This Week's Featured Article

What Is a TPM? And Why Do I Need One?

What Is a TPM? And Why Do I Need One?
You may already have one.

Windows 11 hardware requirements brought the TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, into the spotlight. I'll touch on what it is, why your machine might not appear to have one, and what to do if it doesn't.

https://askleo.com/137366

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"Is It Possible" Is the Wrong Question

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What Is a TPM? And Why Do I Need One?

Windows 11 hardware requirements brought the requirement of a TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, into the spotlight. I'll touch on what it is, why your machine might not appear to have one, and what to do if it doesn't.
https://youtu.be/-h1lyJmgqKo

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My Registry Scan Reported Hundreds of Errors! Which Do I Fix?

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