[Solved] Azulle Inspire firmware tpm support for Windows
I have been unable to get Windows to detect the firmware tpm. IN light of Windows 11 requirements and Azulle's respose to the amazon's page for the Azulle inspire, can Azulle or anyone please provide instructions or a firmware update to enable this feature.
Reference: From Amazon's Azulle Inspire answered questions.
Q: Do the azulle inspire 7100u -7500u models support firmware tpm/intel ptt (platform trust technology) for windows 10 bitlocker?
A: Yes, the Inspire line support PTT and dTPM (Configurable in BIOS). see less
By Azulle on October 14, 2019
You can enter the BIOS (Tap the Del key as the unit is powering on), and navigate to Advanced -> Platform Trust Technology -> TPM Configuration and ensure dTPM is enabled.
The Inspire does not have a physical TPM chip, but has a BIOS emulated TPM (firmware TPM or, dTPM).
To enable BitLocker we first have to make the following change:
Open gpedit.msc (Winkey+R enter gpedit.msc)
Navigate to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> BitLocker Drive Encryption -> Operating System Drives in the left pane.
Double-click the “Require additional authentication at startup” option in the right pane.
Select “Enabled” at the top of the window, and ensure the “Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM (requires a password or a startup key on a USB flash drive)” checkbox is enabled here.
Save and close all panels, you will be able to enable BitLocker now.
I went to the Advanced tab in the BIOS on my Azulle Inspire Mini PC Barebone System (Dual-Core Intel Kaby Lake i5-7200U, BIOS American Megatrends 5.12) and could not find the Platform Trusted Technology section. I also browsed the other advanced settings and could not find anything obviously related to TPM or dTPM.
I just got off the phone with an Azulle tech support representative. He told me that the Inspire machines do have TPM, but not the version 2.0+ required for Windows 11. He said that therefore I cannot install Windows 11 on my Azulle Inspire machines.