21st February 2005
Article pretty much goes into deth of Windows Vista DRM settings and everything.
TPM is used with Vista's BitLocker full-drive encryption technology to protect a PC's data against security breaches. A TPM microchip embedded on the PC's motherboard stores unique system identifiers along with the BitLocker decryption keys. If a system is tampered with -- for example, if the hard drive is removed and placed in a different machine -- TPM detects the tampering and prevents the drive from being unencrypted.
Don't try moving your old harddrive from your Vista box to another box.. Wont work anymore..
I tawt I taw a puddy tat...
30th December 2002
One would hope that such a feature would have to be manually enabled, and isn't something that is "on" by default. At the very least, it should be something which the end user may choose to disable.
...burning angel wings to dust
14th February 2004
Hmmm... I'd actually kill for something like that.
If I could turn it on and off willy-nilly. Otherwise my box of spare parts might start to feel neglected...
AgentlaidlawArticle pretty much goes into deth of Windows Vista DRM settings and everything.
(As a rather ironic aside, BitLocker seems to be included only with Vista Ultimate. I'd hazard a guess that most casual pirates don't really bother with buying the really expensive version.)
11th July 2006
well that kinda SUCKS for us techies who take the hdd out and stick it in another machine for a better viruse scan.