|On a new HP laptop running Windows 10 for personal use.|
What functions does a TPM provide that I would be likely to
need, want, or encounter?
Can a TPM which has been turned off in the BIOS be turned on
by the operating system?
According to a Microsoft web page, a TPM has to be initialized
before it can be used. It appears to me that it wouldn't make
any sense at all to initialize it at the factory (or for the seller to
initialize it), which means it must be initialized after the user gets
ahold of the computer. Since I haven't seen anything in Windows
as yet about initializing the TPM, I'm guessing that initializing a
TPM is not something most computer users do, and therefore,
using a TPM is not something most computer users do.
Are those guesses correct?
If so, it sounds like most users could disable the TPM in BIOS
with no loss of normal functionality. Is that correct?
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis
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