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Trusted Platform Module

The TPM, when used with BitLocker, measures a system state and, upon detection of a changed ROM image, restricts access to the Windows® file system if the user cannot provide the recovery key. HP Smart Update Manager detects if a TPM is enabled in your system. If a TPM is detected in your system or with any remote server selected as a target, for some newer models of ProLiant, HP Smart Update Manager utilities for iLO, Smart Array, NIC, and BIOS warn users prior to a flash. If the user does not temporarily disable BitLocker and does not cancel the flash, the BitLocker recovery key is needed to access the user data upon reboot.

A recovery event is triggered if:

If HP Smart Update Manager detects a TPM, a pop-up warning message appears.