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Why do I need "Trusted Platform Module 1.2"

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I have an hp 7747 intel dual core running Vista Home.  Using TuneUp Utilities 2009, I am told that "trusted platform module 1.2 is not working properly" and am advised to use Device Manager to update the driver.  That solution doesn't work - "This device cannot start Code 10"  No solution from MSoft.  Driver search says it IS up to date (ver 6.0.6001.1800, 6/21/06. ) What do I need TPM 1.2 for?  Should I just disable it?  TUU 09 says present state may cause my system to crash, fail to respond or run "very poorly"  What to do?
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sqw,

How are you doing?

The trusted platform module is for the secure cryptoprocessor and associated keys ( more can be read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module )
What I would do is manually create a restore point, as explained below:
http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/139/1/How-to-create-a-System-Restore-point-in-Windows-Vista.html

Then go ahead and disable it. If you do not have the hardware/software that utilizes it, then there is no need to run it, wasting resources that could be used for something you actually can benefit from.

Hope this helps,
Kevin
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Thanks Kevin!
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