Windows 11 users are once again seeing the “standard hardware security not supported” notification.
Windows 11 has had an annoying bug, one in which it warns that the hardware its running on doesn’t support the necessary security features, even though in many cases the hardware is 100% compatible.
According to Neowin, despite Microsoft’s attempts to fix the issue, many users are still reporting the notification. Neowin member Raulll03 posted on the company’s site:
Hi everyone! I have a problem with the hardware security standard, because it’s not supported. I reset my laptop due to personal issues, but before resetting it the standard hardware security was supported. My laptop has all the latest updates installed, Windows 11 Home 22H2 22621.1265.
Microsoft is reportedly aware of the issue, with Jennifer Gentleman, a Senior Program Manager, giving the following response:
Thanks for taking the time to report this – we’ve investigated and with Build 25169 (which just went live for the Dev Channel) have fixed an issue believed to be the root cause of Windows Security saying standard hardware security wasn’t supported on devices where it was actually supported, as well as showing a warning in the taskbar but not showing any issues when Windows Security was launched.
Please note, due to timing of the payload, these issues may come back after the next Windows Security update. It will go away again after a future Windows Security update.
UPDATE: If you are seeing this again in the Dev Channel, please see the note above. Appreciate your patience