Windows 11 was officially unveiled yesterday, and many people are already wondering if their current gear will work with the new operating system. TPM (Trusted Platform Module) version 2.0 is one of the key prerequisites for the installation of Windows 11, along with a plethora of other system needs. Fortunately, practically every piece of hardware released after 2015 should support TPM 2.0, and enabling it isn’t difficult.
We’ll walk you through how to enable TPM 2.0 in this straightforward step-by-step instruction for people who aren’t familiar with the process. We’ll outline any valuable information as we go, in addition to screenshots and explicit directions.
So, with so much to cover, let’s get started on how to enable TPM 2.0 in your BIOS.
How To Enable TPM 2.0 In BIOS!
Is TPM Version 2.0 Enabled On My PC?
Is TPM enabled on my PC? That’s one of the most common queries we’ve received since the official launch of Windows 11.
Fortunately, there is an easy technique to check that requires little work and yields speedy results.
- To get started, hit WIN + R on your desktop to launch Run. Simply type tpm.msc into the Run window and click Enter.
- This will open the Trust Platform Module Management window, which will tell you whether your motherboard contains a TPM chip — and if it’s enabled.
- If your motherboard doesn’t include a TPM 2.0 module, this is what it will look like:
- If you have a TPM 2.0 chip installed and enabled, you will see the following message:
- If your computer displays the above message, you’ll need to input it to install Windows 11.
Our Test System
For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll be using the following computer and hardware:
- Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro
- Intel 11th Gen i7-11700K
- 16GB XPG 2666MHz DDR4 RAM
Despite the fact that the Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Pro features a TPM 2.0 chip, the Trusted Platform Module management claims differently. So, while it’s a useful tool for determining whether TPM 2.0 is enabled, it won’t tell you if your motherboard supports it.
How To Enabled TPM Version 2.0 In BIOS
This is a short step-by-step method for enabling TPM 2.0 on your current motherboard. While Intel and AMD use different terminology (Intel PTT vs. AMD fTPM), the technology – and method – is very similar.
For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll be using an Intel CPU and motherboard.
Enter The BIOS
Begin by going into the BIOS of your motherboard. During startup, hit ‘DEL’ or ‘F2’ to accomplish this. You’ve gone too far if you get to the Windows load screen.
Change the BIOS into Advanced Mode
If your BIOS menu is set to ‘Easy Mode,’ you should switch to advanced mode. This can be done by pressing the ‘F2’ key in the BIOS or selecting the option from the sidebar.
Navigate to Settings>Miscellaneous
Simply click the options bar inside advanced mode to access it. A ‘Miscellaneous’ tab can be found in the options menu. To enter, double-click.
Inside miscellaneous settings, enable TPM Version 2.0
You should notice an option for ‘Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)’ in Miscellaneous, which is Intel’s TPM function.
Simply pick ‘Enable’ from the drop-down menu after clicking it.
You can now just restart your computer by going to the ‘Save & Exit’ button.
The next procedures, however, are also essential for a secure Windows 11 installation.
Enable Secure Boot
You’ll need to enable Secure Boot in addition to TPM in the BIOS of the motherboard.
This will allow you to successfully install Windows 11 in its entirety. The steps are as follows:
Enter The BIOS
If you aren’t already in the BIOS, jump into it by pressing ‘F2‘ or ‘Del‘ during startup.
Selected Advanced Mode
To enable Secure Boot, pick the ‘Advanced Mode’ option once more. Press ‘F2’ or choose it from the side menu to do this.
Select the Boot option in BIOS
When using the advanced mode, simply click the ‘Boot‘ option from the top menu.
Select Secure Boot From The Options
Simply navigate to the ‘Secure Boot‘ tab and select it.
Enable The Secure Boot Feature
Finally, change the ‘Secure boot’ option from ‘Disabled’ to ‘Enabled’ by clicking it. Simply select the ‘Save & Exit’ button and restart your computer once you’ve completed.
This will enable TPM 2.0 as well as Secure Boot on your computer.
How To Enable TPM 2.0 In BIOS
After you’ve fully enabled TPM 2.0 in the BIOS, you’ll be able to download the Windows 11 preview build by joining up for the company’s Inside Program – a sort of first look, locate the flaws, and let us know scenario. Unfortunately, if your system doesn’t support (or have) a TPM 2.0 module, you’ll have to either buy a TPM module and install it – or buy a new motherboard entirely.
It’s as simple as that! Fortunately, enabling TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot isn’t difficult, and it only takes a few basic BIOS steps.
Having said that, Windows 11 is still a ways off, so it’s impossible to say whether or not you’ll need to take these procedures when Windows 11 launches.
If you have any concerns about how to enable TPM 2.0 in your BIOS, please leave them in the comments section below and we’ll respond as soon as possible.