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Cannot find Intel SGX in Bios to Enable and cannot do it also with Windows Programs/linux

donaldi95
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Hello i hope you are fine.

 

I am trying to enable Intel SGX on a new PC i got, but it is impossible.

 

I am providing with the steps i did and current situation:

 

Apparently the CPU ( core(tm) i5-6400t cpu  @2.20ghz 2.21ghz , supports Intel SGX with ME.

 

My pc is a Lenovo Thinkcentre m90, type:10FG, Serial Number: S4bq5439

 

I did install all the required drivers for ME and DAL. They are active and running!

I did run the Intel R software Guard extensions Activation App on Windows 10, It didn't work.

I did run on Linux the sgx_software_enable from git source, it didn't work too...

I am Attaching some pictures of BIOS and Settings.

 

Best Regards,

Donald

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JesusG_Intel
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Hello Donald,


Apparently, your system BIOS does not support SGX so there is no way to enable it. Processor support is not enough to have a fully SGX enabled system; the BIOS must support it. Please read this article for more details.


Properly Detecting Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) in Your Applications


Sincerely,

Jesus G.

Intel Customer Support



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JesusG_Intel
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Hello Donald,


Apparently, your system BIOS does not support SGX so there is no way to enable it. Processor support is not enough to have a fully SGX enabled system; the BIOS must support it. Please read this article for more details.


Properly Detecting Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) in Your Applications


Sincerely,

Jesus G.

Intel Customer Support



donaldi95
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Hello Jesus,

Thank you very much for your support.

Is it possible to be provided a list of Budget laptops or PC that support intel SGX both in bios and in ? I have been following this guide in GIT.  But apparently the pc i got based in the CPU here did not worked.

I need to get one ASAP by max Monday-Tuesday next week .

 

 

JesusG_Intel
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Hello Donald,


Unfortunately, we do not have such a list. That GitHub list, maintained by a non-Intel person, is the closest thing to the list you are looking for. I recommend contacting your favorite OEM before purchasing a laptop to ensure it supports SGX in the BIOS.


Sincerely,

Jesus G.

Intel Customer Support


JesusG_Intel
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