After much speculation, Microsoft recently confirmed that Build 22621 is the RTM version of the Windows 11 22H2 update. Microsoft subsequently released Build 22621 to Release Preview channel users, and while that build only lists a few known issues, it appears to bring back a Windows 11 security-related bug that has been fixed.
Neowin forum member nekrosoft13 reported that he has multiple PCs that are eligible for the upgrade, but when trying to upgrade this version, the device security page of Windows Security settings displays “Standard hardware security not supported” (the current device does not support the standard hardware security) error alerts.
And this is not an exception, as many users have also complained about such a bug in Build 22621 in the Feedback Hub. As mentioned above, this bug is not new, Microsoft has fixed it earlier with build 22000.100, as the company promised in a Feedback Hub thread.
What Microsoft calls “standard hardware security”, means that your device supports memory integrity and kernel isolation, and also has:
- TPM 2.0 (also known as your security processor)
- Secure Boot enabled
- DEP (Data Execution Prevention)
- UEFI MAT (memory attribute table)
However, when the user’s PC does not meet one or more of these requirements, the Standard Hardware Security Unsupported feature will be displayed. In the case of this error though, it will show unsupported even if the condition is met.