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Windows 7: Require enhanced PIN at startup

24 Jun 2010   #1

Require enhanced PIN at startup

I have encrypted my drive using TPM and read that using gpedit, there is an option to use an enhanced PIN at startup so that you can move away from just a numerical PIN and use letters and special characters.

The article I read said that not all systems support this and you may not know if your system does support it until you reboot and can't log back in.

Isn't there any kind of a test that can be performed to verify if this is a supported function or not on my pc?

Thank you

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24 Jun 2010   #2


i don't know your case, but if you wanna other help you. you should fill your system specs.
The first thing to do when registering with our forum (especially if you have an issue you want assistance with) is to fill out your system specs. This allows our knowledgeable members to assist you better with your issue. It is very simple to do: please follow these steps below

First click on UserCP

Next click on Edit System Spec

Now you will see various fields for different types of hardware. Don't worry if you have no idea what kind of hardware it is asking for or the brand you have as I will explain how to get Windows to list it for you. For now keep that window open

Now click on start and type msinfo32.exe in the search field and press enter

Now you should have a window resembling mine below

With this information in hand lets start to fill out the specs

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As you see in my screen shot I have no listing due to my laptop being a custom build (I made it myself). For most people out there usually this will list a name brand like Dell and a model like 1525.

OS or Operating System for short is the main program that drive's your computer...notable example here being the Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. Notice that I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64

CPU or Central Processing Unit (Processor) is the brain of the computer. Notice that I have an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz

The motherboard is where all the hardware parts of the computer are connected to. Mine is a custom build JFT02

Memory is what allows applications to run on your computer. The more memory you have the faster an application start. I have 4GB of Memory

Graphics Card(s)
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Screen Resolution
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Hard Drives
Hard Drives are the primary storage of the computer (think of how this relates to a stomach on a human being). This is where your documents/music/photos/videos are located. Notice mine is a Seagate 7200RPM 120GB

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