How to enable TPM 2.0

You have finally decided to upgrade your PC to Windows 11 via Windows Update. Unfortunately, however, the system has detected the presence of a problem that prevents you from being able to make the upgrade from the operating system you currently use, that is Windows 10.

The problem, it seems, is that TPM 2.0 is not enabled on your PC , one of the requirements that Microsoft requires in order to install Windows (it is a microchip integrated or added to the PC motherboard and which allows you to protect data at low level by generating and storing keys based on your system), so you would like to understand how to enable TPM 2.0 so you can proceed with the upgrade right away.

No problem. You have come to the right place at the right time: in the course of this tutorial, in fact, I will give you some information on this technology and I will show you how to enable it on most PCs and motherboards on the market, in order to have an idea of maxim of how to act. Take five minutes of free time, make yourself comfortable and proceed with reading the next paragraphs. Enjoy the reading!

Index

  • How to enable TPM 2.0 on the PC
    • How to enable TPM 2.0 Gigabyte
    • How to enable TPM 2.0 MSI
    • How to enable ASUS TPM 2.0
    • How to enable TPM 2.0 HP

How to enable TPM 2.0 on the PC

Before starting to show you how to enable TPM 2.0 on your PC, let me also briefly explain what it is and why Microsoft has decided to include it as a necessary requirement to install Windows 11.

As mentioned a few lines above, the TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module 2.0) is a security microcontroller present on motherboards that provides a unique security key that allows you to increase the security inside the PC.

You are probably wondering by now whether or not your PC is equipped with this particular chip, isn’t it? If you bought a PC after 2016 you will almost certainly already have TPM 2.0, but unfortunately it is not uncommon for PCs sold after 2016 to still have the older TPM 1.2, especially if they are cheaper models or from China.

To check which version of the TPM is present in your PC, all you have to do is turn on your PC with Windows 10 and simultaneously press the Win + R keys on the keyboard (Win is the key with a flag icon): the Run box will open , in which you will have to type the command and click on the OK button .TPM.MSC

In a few seconds a window will open in which you will find the indication regarding the version of the TPM present in your PC. How do you say? Your PC has an older version of the TPM and you don’t know how to install Windows 11? Don’t worry, in this case take a look at my tutorial on how to install Windows 11 without TPM.

The TPM does not appear to be active on your PC and now you want to understand how to enable TPM 2.0 on your PC ? In this case you will have to act from the BIOS to be able to activate it: usually you just need to restart the PC, press the dedicated button to enter the BIOS setup menu (it changes according to the motherboard), go to the Security or Security menu and here look for one of the following items: AMD fTPM, AMD PSP fTPM, Intel PTT or Intel Platform Trust Technology . Once identified, all you have to do is activate it, save the changes made and restart your PC.

If you want some more specific guidance on various motherboards and PC brands, read on.

How to enable TPM 2.0 Gigabyte

Is your PC equipped with a Gigabyte motherboard and would you like to figure out how to enable Gigabyte TPM 2.0 so that you can upgrade to Windows 11 without any problems?

The first thing to do is to restart your PC (if it was turned on) or turn it on and wait for the screen with the motherboard logo to be shown : as soon as this screen appears, hold down the Esc or Del button on the keyboard and wait for enter the BIOS (called UEFI on newer systems). In the most recent BIOS you will be able to move freely with the mouse, while in the older ones you will have to use the directional arrows on the keyboard.

After a few seconds, the Gigabyte BIOS main screen will appear. In order to enable the TPM go to the Peripherals menu (located at the top), then select the Trusted Computing 2.0 item : in this screen make sure that the Security Device Support item is set to Enable , otherwise just select it with the Enter key and choose the Enable option . Once this change has been made, select the Save and Exit tab (located at the top) and select the Save and Exit configuration itemto save your changes and restart your PC. Now TPM 2.0 is finally enabled and you can proceed to upgrade to Windows 11.

To make sure your motherboard is compatible, you can take a look at the list on the official website.

How to enable TPM 2.0 MSI

Recently, with the help of a friend, you changed your PC motherboard to a newer one, but when you tried to upgrade to Windows 11, an error appeared that TPM 2.0 was not activated. You are not a very experienced type for which you would like to understand how to enable TPM 2.0 MSI , are you?

No problem, I’m here ready to help you. First of all you have to turn on the PC or restart it (if it was already on) and wait for the screen with the MSI motherboard logo to be shown. When the screen appears (usually a few seconds after turning on), repeatedly press the Delete key . If this key doesn’t work with your model, try again by holding down the F11 key or the F2 key .

After a few seconds, the main BIOS screen will appear where you can move with the mouse (in newer models) or with the keyboard keys. In order to enable the TPM, go to the Settings menu , then Security and finally to Trusted Computing . In this section, among the various items present, there will also be one called Security Device Support : select it using the mouse or the Enter key on the keyboard and set it to Enabled , to enable it. Once you’ve made this change, tap the Esc key on your keyboard, save your changes by selecting the Yes buttonand wait for the PC to restart. Now TPM 2.0 is enabled and you can proceed to upgrade to Windows 11.

If you want to be sure that your motherboard is among the compatible ones, you can take a look at this official list.

How to enable ASUS TPM 2.0

You have a PC with an ASUS motherboard and would like to understand how to enable ASUS TPM 2.0 in order to proceed with the upgrade to Windows 11 . You should know that this support has been introduced on all motherboards of the company since 2015 , so if your model is recent enough you will not have any kind of problem.

To proceed, log in your PC or restart it (if it is already on) and wait for the screen with the logo of the ASUS motherboard to load: as soon as this screen appears, press the Del / Del key on the keyboard repeatedly, until you see the screen BIOS initial. With some motherboard models, however, you may need to press the F2 key instead .

After a few seconds, the main screen of the ASUS BIOS will appear where you can move with the mouse (in newer models) or with the arrow keys on the keyboard. If you have an Intel CPU , in order to enable the TPM go to the Settings menu , then Advance and finally to PCH-FW Configuration : in this section activate the PTT item by setting it to Enabled . If, on the other hand, you have an AMD CPU , in order to enable the TPM go to the Settings menu , then Advance , AMD fTPM Configuration and finally on Firmware TPM: in this section, activate the TPM Device Selection item by setting it to Enabled .

Once you have made this change, tap the Esc key on your keyboard, save your changes by selecting the Yes button and wait for the PC to restart. You can now proceed to upgrade to Windows 11.

To make sure your motherboard is compatible, take a look at the list on the official website.

How to enable TPM 2.0 HP

You have had an HP notebook with Windows 10 for some time and would like to upgrade to Windows 11 . You have tried running the normal update procedure via Windows Update, but unfortunately it appears that TPM 2.0 is not enabled. Your question now is one: How to enable HP TPM 2.0 ?

Don’t worry, you’ll most likely just need to enable it from your notebook’s BIOS. To do this, restart your PC and wait for the screen with the HP logo to load: as soon as this screen appears, press the F1 or F10 key on your keyboard, until you see the initial BIOS screen.

Once inside the BIOS, use the keyboard to move between the various boards and select the one called Security : among the different items present, move to the one called Security Chip / TPM Device and set it to Enabled to enable the TPM. To exit the BIOS, all you have to do is press the Esc key on the keyboard, save the changes made and wait for the PC to restart.

If trying to upgrade to Windows 11, the installer still reports problems related to the TPM, make sure you have version 2.0 by following the instructions I gave you in the previous chapter.

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