We are now in the hype of Windows 11 at the moment and one of the minimum requirements to get the Windows 11 update is that you need to have TPM 2.0 enabled on your computer. Here's How to Check Windows 11 Compatibility. So, that's the main purpose of this article. So, if you haven't checked out the Windows 11 Update, you can check out this official site where all the details you need are mentioned there.
Now, that you know that TPM 2.0 is required for a Windows 11 Update, now, let's see what TPM is before getting jumping into the steps as to how to enable it in the Windows computer.
What is TPM?
So, if you are not aware of what TPM is, it's called Trusted Platform Module. TPM is actually a secure chip that stores information securely which in turn can be used to authenticate your local hardware (Laptop or personal computer).
So, the information that gets stored in TPM are passwords, security certificates, encryption keys and anything that is relevant to Authentication. So, a good TPM module will ensure that the software (Windows 11) installed in the local hardware (your computer) is trustworthy. TPM is a universally accepted concept that works irrespective of what manufacturer computer you are using.
Since TPM is universal, it's handled by the Trusted Computing Group which is an international body of approximately 120 companies who are primarily involved in creating hardware that uses TPMs. Anything that is related to TPM like infrastructure, protocols, APIs are always commonly decided by the TCG. You can check out the TCG website to know more about this governing body. Now, let's move on to actually enabling TPM 2.0 on your personal computer.
Steps to enable TPM 2.0
In this article, we shall learn the steps to enable TPM 2.0 on Windows 10 computers. Do follow the steps one by one and in case if you get stuck at any point, its better to go back to Step 1 and do it again since it involves restarting your computer twice.
Step 1: In your computer that supports the Windows 10 operating system, click on the Start button that is at the bottom left corner of the home screen as shown below.
Step 2: That will open a list of options such as Power, Settings, Personal folder, Pictures etc. Among them click on the Settings options at the bottom.
Step 3: This will take you to the settings page. This page will have several clickable buttons like Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Accounts, Time & Language, Gaming, Privacy, Update & Security as seen in the below image. Among them click on the Update & Security.
Step 4: On the left side, a list of options would appear below the head Update & Security that looks like the image given below. Among them look for the Recovery option which would be at the bottom of the list. Tap on it to move to the next step.
Step 5: On the right-hand side, a page opens under the head Recovery as shown below. In it, you will see two sub-heads namely, Reset this PC and Advanced start-up. Click on the Restart now button below the Advanced start-up sub-head.
Step 6: This will reboot your PC. The Advanced Startup option will be launched. In the blue screen, you will see options such as, Continue, Use a device, Troubleshoot and Turn off your PC. Among them, click on the Troubleshoot option.
Step 7: This will take you to the Troubleshoot page. In this page, you will be provided with two options namely, Reset this PC and Advanced options. Among them, click on the Advanced options.
Step 8: As soon as you click on the Advanced options, you will be taken to a new page with several advanced options as shown below in the image. Among those options, click on UEFI Firmware Settings.
Step 9: This will lead you to the UEFI Firmware Settings page. Tap on the Restart button. Once you have done, that your computer restarts again another time, you need to go to the Boot Maintenance Manager section.
Step 10: After you have successfully completed the above steps, on the Boot Maintenance Manager, select the TPM Configuration option.
Step 11: As you move to the next page, select TPM 2.0 on the Current TPM device. Then select the Enabled option and press the Enter button. If everything is fine, your TPM 2.0 version will be enabled on your personal computer.
Ready to Enable TMP 2.0 on Windows?
As you can see, if you follow the steps properly you can manage to enable the 2.0 version of the TPM on your computer. This is very crucial in case if you are trying to get Windows 11 when it's released to the public later this year.
Please get the TPM version right to make sure that you get Windows 11 on your computer. All the best!