Microsofts Pluton chip doesnt force everyone to upgrade to Windows

Microsoft’s Pluton chip doesn’t force everyone to upgrade to Windows 11 – it can be turned off

PCs with the Microsoft Pluton security chip, which will be released this year, can run other operating systems in addition to Windows 11. The open source community expressed fears that this initiative would allow Microsoft to restrict users only to its new platform, but these fears have not materialized : as writes tech radar, new PCs not only support the installation of Linux and BSD systems, but also allow you to completely disable this chip.

Image source: efes /

Image source: efes /

The first Windows 11 PCs with Pluton built-in were shown at CES 2022, and Intel, AMD and Qualcomm have already announced plans to add Pluton to their processors. At the same time, computer manufacturers have the option to ship their products with a disabled Pluton chip, and users also have the option to enable or disable it.

The chip is built into the AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors and its operation is controlled via the BIOS. According to publication The registry, new models of Lenovo computers based on next-gen Ryzen come with Pluton disabled, and owners of these devices can enable it if needed. But Intel has built its own similar development of Intel Platform Trust Technology into its new Alder Lake processors – a component compatible with the TPM 2.0 standard.



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