Securing Windows 10 with Secure Boot and TPM – Get Ready for Windows 11

2021 Update: Windows 11 will require a PC with TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot among other attributes.  You will be all ready for this new Operating System.

8/4/2020 Update: A major security hole was found in Secure Boot. A lot of software needs to be updated.

Windows 10 is installed in over 800 million devices but a fraction of those are running with increased security offered in this operating system.

In this tutorial we will show you how to enable Secure Boot and TPM to increase the security of Windows 10.

What is Secure Boot?

Secure boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).  This prevents it from starting the computer from malware, ransomware, etc.

What is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) ?

TPM is a hardware chip that is either part of the motherboard or added on later.

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