Microsoft has made a mess of communicating about the system requirements for Windows 11, this made users believe that they need to buy new PCs even though their device probably supports TPM but is disabled by default in BIOS. Worth noting, 8th Gen Intel CPU, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 are the most discussed new OS requirements among users.
If your system has passed other requirements, still, Micorsoft will not allow you to run Windows 11 for lack of Trusted Platform Module chip on the motherboard that encrypts the data.
TPM 2.0 is required for features like Windows Hello for identity protection and Bitlocker for data protection.
While you can bypass the requirements when installing Windows 11 using the ISO manually, these unsupported devices will not receive security and feature updates, Microsoft warns.
Here is interesting information about TPM that may please you:
Over the past five years, most PCs have shipped with the ability to run TPM 2.0.
The The following instructions may help If you are unable to upgrade to Windows 11 because the PC has TPM 2.0 not enabled or the PC is able to run it but has not been configured.
Ways to find the TPM version on your PC
1. See Device Security
Visit Definitions > Update and security > Windows Security > device security
if you can’t see security processor iIn the section you can have TPM disabled.
The security processor details reveal the version of the TPM specification, which should be 2.0. Your device does not meet Windows 11 requirements if the TPM specification version is lower than 2.0.
Note: The Security Processor is a Trust Protection Module that provides additional device encryption as per Windows
II. Use Microsoft’s management console.
- . Open the Run dialog and type tpm.msc.
- This provides a status report of the TPM and its specification version. Check the TPM MMC console to ensure it shows “TPM is ready to use”.
Tip 1: Run get-tpm command in Powershell as administrator displays “TPMenabeld” status on your PC.
Tip 2: Device Security and msinfo32.exe tool report secure boot status and UEFI BIOS mode which are also Windows 11 requirements.
How to enable TPM 2.0 for Windows 11 on your PC
To enable TPM, you need to enter the UEFI BIOS settings and they may change depending on your device.
- Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery, click Restart Now.
- To start making these changes, on the next screen choose troubleshoot >advanced options > UEFI firmware settings > Restart
note: The above settings may be available in UEFI BIOS called reliable computing or Advanced security.
Important note: The TPM option can be named as Safety device, Security device support, AMD FTPM Switch, AMD PSP TPM, Intel PTTor Intel Platform Trust Technology.
If you are using PCs from the following manufacturers, check their support links to enable TPM 2.0 on your device
Enable TPM 2.0 in the BIOS on the Gigabyte motherboard:
MY PC is a customized version where gigabyte it’s motherboard. I found that “Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)” was the option needed to enable TPM for Windows 11 in the BIOS, here’s how you can do that.
- Restart your device, keep pressing Del key
- click in peripherals > Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)
- Select Able and apply the changes.
Closing words: In layman’s terms, all you have to do is enter the BIOS by pressing the supported key and look for the TPM options mentioned in the important note and enable and save the BIOS changes.