Solved Windows Hello PIN


robgr

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My PC is using fTPM (PTT) in place of a proper hardware TPM (my MOBO doesn't have a header)
If I use a Windows Hello PIN is the PIN stored similarly to how it would if I had a hardware TPM?
I would say yes as I can now see a TPM module in Device Manager but I wanted to be certain
 
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22000.65

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PCSpecialist
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1070
    Motherboard
    TUF GAMING B460-PLUS
    Memory
    32 GBytes DDR4-2667 (1333 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung U32J590UQU
    Screen Resolution
    4k
    Hard Drives
    SYSTEM Win 10 237.22GB SSD Disk 0 238.47GB M2 (mobo)
    DATA Data 931.41GB HD 2.5" Disk 1 931.51GB SATA3
    BACKUPS Backups 2TB HD 3.5" Disk 2 2TB SATA3
    PSU
    CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
    Case
    PCS 3601 CASE
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 (120mm) Fan CPU Cooler Black Edition
    Internet Speed
    57/18 Mbps
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    Kaspersky Total Security

johnlgalt

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It should be. In Windows 10 whenever I have disabled fTPM / left it disabled after a firmware update, I was asked to create a new PIN.

I've not actually tried in Win11 directly, but I assume it should be the same.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * Corsair Vengeance 32 GB 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eve Spectrum ES07D02 280 Hz QHD | Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440p | 4k
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    ZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    Logitech MX Master 3 for Business
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable),Chrome, Edge/ß/Dev/Canary
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64 Pro build 21H1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryvill 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master (shared) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex
    Browser
    Edge Chromium | Chrome | Firefox Nightly | Brave
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB4
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