Enabling Intel PTT in order to install Win 11 - will this prevent future hardware upgrades?


Brian Winn

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This is really a general question about both Intel PTT & TPM. I understand that both use embedded data from firmware and hardware to create a 'certified snapshot' of the machine configuration so as to detect illegal and unwanted changes.
Great! But suppose I WANT to make a change such as replacing a hard drive, graphics card or CPU? Will the security of TPM/PTT detect this change and lock-up the machine?
Have I got this wrong?
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Brian
 
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TPM is there to protect your data, by protection of the software keys and codes used by windows and other security options on your systems, It is manually switchable if you feel you need to switch it off to upgrade hardware, but the only replacement that requires it to be reset AFAIK is a Processor change - It must also be active to install windows 11
 

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If you use bitlocker to encrypt your system drive, then if you change something in the system and reboot, it may lock you out and ask for the bitlocker key to unlock it because the system signature changed. However you can completely avoid this by suspending bitlocker before making such a change, reboot, then enable bitlocker again.

Other than that nothing as far as I know.
 

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    Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero
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As far as I can see, simply enabling PTT in BIOS to install Windows 11 does not actually do anything at all. Hence if you are not actively using any of the security features, then you'll have no trouble with any hardware changes.
 

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    Asus Rog Strix Z490-A Gaming
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    GeForce GTX 1650
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I have a similar question, am currently on the Windows 11 insider Beta and will be replacing the current motherboard (Asrock X299) with one from MSI. I intend to just transfer the M.2 PCIe NVME SSD card out that has the operating system on it and slot it into the new motherboard. I will carry out a fresh install at some time but not at the moment. Has anyone any experience of any issues with doing this? Windows 11 is linked to my Microsoft account. My biggest concerns are related to secure boot and TPM being enabled.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Self built
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    Intel i9-10980XE
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    MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC BIOS 1.F0. Updated Network Card Intel Wi-fi 6E AX210
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    Gskill DDR4 4x8Gb 3200Mhz CL 14.14.14.34
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    Nvidia FE 3800
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    See other info.
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    Dell 30" 3017
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    C: WD_BLACK SN750 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe Gen 3
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    Seasonic Prime TX-1000
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    Silverstone Fortress FT02. Updates: Top USB ports to 3.1, AP183 PWM bottom fans, NF-A12x25 PWM chromax top fan. Mods: cut out bus slots for improved Graphics card air flow.
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I have a similar question, am currently on the Windows 11 insider Beta and will be replacing the current motherboard (Asrock X299) with one from MSI. I intend to just transfer the M.2 PCIe NVME SSD card out that has the operating system on it and slot it into the new motherboard. I will carry out a fresh install at some time but not at the moment. Has anyone any experience of any issues with doing this? Windows 11 is linked to my Microsoft account. My biggest concerns are related to secure boot and TPM being enabled.
Unless it is bitlocker encrypted, you should, in principle, have no issues because of secure boot or TPM. AFAIK, nothing else uses them.

If you have any files or folders encrypted, make sure you create a recovery key for them. IIRC it should be in the file/folder properties advanced.

If you are transferring the OS with the SSD to new hardware with new devices, then you will probably have some issues with drivers that you will have to sort out, including the driver for the nvme SSD (the latter is not an issue if your are currently using the microsoft standard nvme driver). I have done this numerous times and sometimes it takes some finesse. If you do have issues with booting to Windows, try booting to safe mode.
 

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    Intel i9 13900KS P/E cores 5.9/4.4 GHz, cache 5.0 GHz
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    Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Dark Hero
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    64GB (2x32) G.skill Trident Z5 RGB 6400 MT/s
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    Asus ROG Strix 4070 Ti OC
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    Onboard Audio, Vanatoo Transparent One; Klipsch R-12SWi Sub; Creative Pebble Pro Minimilist
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    Eizo CG2730 ColorEdge, ViewSonic VP2768
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    2560 x 1440p x 2
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    WDC SN850 1TB nvme, SK-Hynix 2 TB P41 nvme, Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO SSD. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B 5-bay docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2x 2TB WDC Black
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    850W Seasonic Vertex PX-850 ATX 3.0/PCI-E 5.0
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    Fractal Design North XL Mesh, Black Walnut
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    EKWB 360 Nucleus Dark AIO w/Phanteks T30-120 fans, 1 Noctua NF-A14 Chromax case fan, 1 T30-120 fan cooling memory
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    Keychron Q3 Max TKL with custom GMK Redsuns Red Samuri keycaps
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Unless it is bitlocker encrypted, you should, in principle, have no issues because of secure boot or TPM. AFAIK, nothing else uses them.

If you have any files or folders encrypted, make sure you create a recovery key for them. IIRC it should be in the file/folder properties advanced.

If you are transferring the OS with the SSD to new hardware with new devices, then you will probably have some issues with drivers that you will have to sort out, including the driver for the nvme SSD (the latter is not an issue if your are currently using the microsoft standard nvme driver). I have done this numerous times and sometimes it takes some finesse. If you do have issues with booting to Windows, try booting to safe mode.
Thanks for the reply. No files or folders are encrypted. The Nvme (WD Black) uses Microsoft drivers. I have done this in the past many times with Sata SSD drives and the main issues that I have had is to realign drive letters with the drive titles because I am OCD enough to have V for videos, W for Work etc. I am also careful not to install manufacturers' motherboard "tuning" and accessory software that can cause problems when switching manufacturers' boards. Will post after I do it if I think that it will help others.
 

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    Intel i9-10980XE
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    MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC BIOS 1.F0. Updated Network Card Intel Wi-fi 6E AX210
    Memory
    Gskill DDR4 4x8Gb 3200Mhz CL 14.14.14.34
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia FE 3800
    Sound Card
    See other info.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 30" 3017
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1600
    Hard Drives
    C: WD_BLACK SN750 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe Gen 3
    6 x SATA Kingston/WD
    Back up Drives: Toshiba Mechanical/Intel SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime TX-1000
    Case
    Silverstone Fortress FT02. Updates: Top USB ports to 3.1, AP183 PWM bottom fans, NF-A12x25 PWM chromax top fan. Mods: cut out bus slots for improved Graphics card air flow.
    Cooling
    CPU: Noctua D15S Chromax
    Keyboard
    Tecknet 10Keyless
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    250Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
    Other Info
    Sound: Matrix Audio Element H/USB cable/ SPDIF 2, Mogami 110 Ohm AES-EBU XLR, Adam Audio S3V Monitors.
    Front Panel Bays: EZDIY-FAB 5.25in 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2 Hub and Type-C Port USB Hub with QC 3.0 Quick Charging. Dual Bay 3.5" + 2.5" Inch SATA III Hard Drive HDD & SSD Tray Caddy Internal Mobile Rack Enclosure Docking Station with USB 3.0 Port Hot Swap.
Of course the most important stage is the full backup of your working system - taken immediately prior to the swap :wink:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release Preview] [Win11 PRO HighEnd MUP-00005 DD]
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Scan 3XS to my design
    CPU
    AMD RYZEN 9 7950X OEM
    Motherboard
    *3XS*ASUS TUF B650 PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    64GB [2x32GB Corsair Vengeance 560 AMD DDR5]
    Graphics Card(s)
    3XS* ASUS DUAL RTX 4060 OC 8G
    Sound Card
    On motherboard Feeding SPDiF 5.1 system [plus local sound to each monitor]
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" UHD 32 Bit HDR Monitor + 43" UHD 4K 32Bit HDR TV
    Screen Resolution
    2 x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3XS Samsung 980Pro 2TB M.2 PCIe4 4 x 8TB Data + Various Externals from 1TB to 8TB, 10TB NAS
    PSU
    3XS Corsair RM850x 850w Fully Modular
    Case
    FDesign Define 7 XL BK TGL Case - Black
    Cooling
    3XS iCUE H150i ELITE Liquid Cool, Quiet Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitec MX Keys + K830 [Depending on where I'm Sat]
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitec - MX Master 3S +
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    BitDefender Total Security [Latest]
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    Blackview 10.2 Tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    Samsung S9 Plus Smartphone
    Wacom Pro Medium Pen Pad
    Wacom Pro Small Pen Pad
    Wacom ExpressKey Remote
    Loopdeck+ Graphics Controller
    Shuttle Pro v2 Control Pad
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest release]
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 17 9700
    CPU
    i7 10750H
    Motherboard
    Stock
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Stock Intel + GTX 1650 Ti
    Sound Card
    Stock 4 speaker
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Stock 17" + 32" 4K 3840 x 2160 HDR-10
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2400 HDR touchscreen
    Hard Drives
    2TB M2 NVMe
    PSU
    Stock
    Case
    Stock Aluminium / Carbon Fibre
    Cooling
    Stock + 2 fan cooling pad
    Mouse
    Stock Trackpad +Logi Mx Master 3 or MX Ergo Trackball
    Keyboard
    Stock Illuminated + Logi - MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    950 MB Down 55 MB Up
    Browser
    Latest Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2021
    Other Info
    Also use an Adjustable Support for Laptop and Adjustable stand for monitor
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