I have a Dell XPS 8950 Desktop and need to enable Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) in the BIOS (Set to Software Controlled). Does anyone know how to do this? Is it not needed with Windows 11. I have an Intel i9-12900 CPU. I am trying to play 4K disk using a drive capable of playing 4K.
Any help is appreciated.
@RoccoP326 I found this through a Google search. You should read this article: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000058952/software/intel-security-products....
The article says you should enable Intel SGX in the BIOS, see page 66 of the Service Manual, Then you need to download and install the Intel Software Guard Extensions App.
I am trying to play [Ultra HD Blu-Ray] 4K disk using a drive capable of playing 4K.
I think they changed/upgraded the copy-protection on those. So, remember your "Player App" has to support these latest optical discs. If not, you will run into HDCP errors.
It would be easier to just buy a capable stand-alone player. Connect it to your small computer monitor if you want to.
The good news is I had a drive that will work. I just need to figure out how to make the change to the BIOS. I’m beginning to think that Dell did not include this in the BIOS and it will be missing until they come up with a BIOS update.
@RoccoP326 Is the setting for Intel SGX Enable on page 66 of the Service Manual missing in the BIOS?
Page 66 of the XPS 8950 talks about setting a password. Are you talking about a different Service Manual or another page?
Intel Software Guard Extensions option is present in multiple Dell desktop models including
It is present in XPS8950 service manual (page 64/73 of pdf)
System setup options
|INTEL SOFTWARE GUARD EXTENSIONS|
|Intel SGX Enable||Enable or disable Intel Software Guard Extensions.|
|Enclave Memory Size||Set the Intel Software Guard Extensions Enclave Reserve Memory Size.|
Thank you for your research.
Vic thank you for looking in the service Manual but it appears that SGX is not in the BIOS delivered for the XPX 8950.