Upgrading to Windows 11 is easy if you’re a Windows 10 user. However, it’s important to ensure that you meet system requirements. There are various aspects to consider. One notable example is TPM 2.0 support. This refers to Trusted Platform Module, a hardware-level security measure. It’s a feature that most recent computers have but many of them may not have it enabled by default.
If your new PC has TPM 2.0 support but it’s disabled, the Windows 11 installation could fail. You can run Microsoft’s Health Check app to see whether you meet the requirements. It’s safe to say that if you’ve just purchased a brand new PC, it supports TPM. You just need to make sure it’s enabled. Setting up the computer to enable TPM 2.0 requires BIOS access. Here’s how it’s done:
1. Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Restart Now
Your computer will restart and provide you with some options.
2. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings > Restart
Now you will be able to access the BIOS menu. Alternatively, some systems let you modify BIOS settings anytime during bootup if you press the correct key such as F1 or F8. Look for a message telling you this information when the motherboard’s logo shows up.
3. Search through UEFI BIOS sub-menus
The exact sub-menu for enabling TPM can be different depending on your system. It’s usually found in the Advanced or Security sections. Checking the PC manufacturer’s support information could be helpful in some cases. If you don’t have the manual of the motherboard used by the computer, consider contacting the support organization of the manufacturer. Once the setting is finally discovered, it’s just a matter of switching TPM to enabled and saving the change.
4. Run the Health Check app
To see whether your changes had an effect, it’s recommended to run the Health Check app that confirms TPM 2.0 support. Don’t worry about Windows Update telling you that you fail to meet system requirements for Windows 11. If Microsoft’s Health Check says you can make the upgrade, you’re good to go. Although it’s an inconvenience having to enable TPM 2.0, you can now enjoy the new version of Windows without problems.