• Bitlocker

    From GB@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 21 14:57:26 2022
    I have W10 Pro, with an elderly I7 CPU, on an MSI H97M ECO motherboard.
    This has a TPM header, but no TPM fitted.

    It occurs to me belatedly that I should enable Bitlocker, but it
    complains about lack of a TPM. So, should I buy a TPM?

    I can bypass the TPM requirement by setting a security policy, but I am
    not sure whether there's any point in running it at all then?

    Also, I can get TPMs priced between £10 and £40. Is there any
    difference? I certainly wouldn't want to get locked out of my disc drive because I bought a crappy TPM.

    Any thoughts, please?

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  • From Andy Burns@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 21 16:23:29 2022
    GB wrote:

    I have W10 Pro, with an elderly I7 CPU, on an MSI H97M ECO motherboard. This has
    a TPM header, but no TPM fitted.

    It occurs to me belatedly that I should enable Bitlocker, but it complains about
    lack of a TPM. So, should I buy a TPM?

    I can bypass the TPM requirement by setting a security policy, but I am not sure
    whether there's any point in running it at all then?

    that'll require you to either enter a start-up password, or store the encryption
    key on a USB stick.

    Also, I can get TPMs priced between £10 and £40. Is there any difference? I certainly wouldn't want to get locked out of my disc drive because I bought a crappy TPM.

    Any thoughts, please?

    I've only used bitlocker on machines that came with a TPM, never bothered fitting one to a machine without, so can't really comment on quality, I thought most of the stocks got panic bought by Win11 users?

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