immediately initialize the embedded security chip. Failure to initialize the embedded security chip
could result in an unauthorized user, a computer worm, or a virus taking ownership of the
computer and gaining control over the owner tasks, such as handling the emergency recovery
archive, and configuring user access settings.
Follow the steps in the following 2 sections to enable and initialize the embedded security chip.
Enabling the embedded security chip
The embedded security chip must be enabled in the Computer Setup utility. This procedure cannot be
performed in BIOS Configuration for HP ProtectTools.
To enable the embedded security chip:
Open Computer Setup by turning on or restarting the computer, and then pressing
"f10 = ROM Based Setup" message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.
If you have not set an administrator password, use the arrow keys to select Security > Setup
password, and then press enter.
Type your password in the New password and Verify new password boxes, and then press
In the Security menu, use the arrow keys to select TPM Embedded Security, and then press
Under Embedded Security, if the device is hidden, select Available.
Select Embedded security device state and change to Enable.
To save your preferences and exit Computer Setup, use the arrow keys to select File > Save
Changes and Exit. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
Chapter 3 Embedded Security for HP ProtectTools
To reduce security risk, it is highly recommended that your IT administrator
to accept the changes to the Embedded Security configuration.