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SamShomali
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I can't find/enable TPM1.2 on my Z420 Workstation

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Hi, I can't find/enable TPM1.2 on my Z420 Workstation.

I run TPM.msc on my windows 10 and I get this:

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I can't find an option in the BIOS to enable it. The BIOS version that I have is the latest: which is 3.96 REV.A
Appreciate your help. Also, in the BIOS settings, I was not able to anything related to Embedded Security Device in the Security Menu that I can either enable or disable.

 

I tried to run the HP TPM configuration utility, it gave me the following error:

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Thank you in advance

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SamShomali
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Just to clarify, in the BIOS settings, there is no Embedded Security Device in the Security Menu that I can either enable or disable.

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DGroves
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depending on the region/area the system was sold in you may not have TPM enabled usually there will be a sticker stating no TPM attached somewhere on the inside of the case

 

countries like china/Russia prohibit TPM so HP disables this feature even though the board may have the TPM chip installed

 

https://www.gp-digital.org/world-map-of-encryption/

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SamShomali
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Thank you for your reply.
I live in Australia and I bought the Workstation locally as a second hand. There might be a chance that this machine came from overseas (China,...)

 

Is there a way that I can enable the Chip? 

 

Thank you for your appreciated help in advance.

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DGroves
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no, if HP disabled the TPM you will need to replace the board with one that has it enabled

 

personally the TPM issue is not a real problem i would simply ignore it windows 10 will happily run fine without it

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