The Windows 10 April 2018 update (1803) has started nagging users to get their TPM fully functional - e.g. if it needs a firmware update to do so, you get alerted to this through notifications and through the Windows Defender app screen. This is true even for those users who don't use BitLocker etc., and just use Windows Hello for signing in to Windows (fingerprint). When the TPM idea was introduced about a decade ago, it was initially hailed as something that would end software piracy once and for all, then little was heard on that topic subsequently, probably due to the various bugs that surfaced. Has anything changed significantly since then? Is a fully functional TPM now capable of actually achieving this objective? Is that why M$ seems to be keen on pushing it down our throats? Where are we headed? Are these concerns valid? Or will the great masters at MDL be able to figure out a way to circumvent this?