After the announcement of Windows 11, among the most frequent questions from users, a new one arose: how to enable TPM 2.0 on a computer and find out if this module is enabled. However, it is reported that for Russian users this module will not be required to install a new OS.
In this simple instruction, there are several examples of how to enable the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module in the BIOS / UEFI of laptops and computers, if it is present in the system.
- Check if TPM module is enabled
- How to enable TPM in BIOS (UEFI)
- Video instruction
Checking: TPM may already be enabled
Before proceeding with the steps described below, I recommend taking a look at Device Manager, I give an example for Windows 10:
- Right-click on the Start button and select “Device Manager” from the context menu.
- In Device Manager, notice the Security Devices section and its contents.
If there is such a section, and in it you see the “Trusted Platform Module”, then you do not need to enable anything, the TPM on your system is already enabled and, apparently, is working.
Additionally, you can:
- Use the get-tpmPowerShell command (as Administrator) to get the TPM information.
- Press the Win + Rkeys and enter msc to go to the TPM management console, which also contains information about its readiness for work.
In the case when the TPM is not observed, but you are sure that it is available on your laptop or PC, most likely it is disabled in the BIOS and can be enabled.
Enabling TPM in BIOS / UEFI
Depending on the manufacturer of the motherboard or laptop, the inclusion of the TPM 2.0 module (or another version) can be located in different sections of the BIOS settings, as a rule – in Security, Advanced, in subsections related to Trusted Computer or Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
In all cases, you first need to go to BIOS ( How to enter BIOS or UEFI in Windows 10 ), and after finding the desired settings section, make sure that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is enabled (Enabled). If the item you want is missing, chances are your system is not equipped with this device.
Further – a few examples for some devices, by analogy it will be possible to find the desired item in other versions of BIOS (UEFI):
- On ASUSmotherboards, you usually need to go to Advanced – Trusted Computing and switch TPM Support and TPM State to Enabled.
- On HPlaptops , look under the Security section, TPM Device should be set to “Available”, TPM State should be “Enable”.
- On Lenovolaptops, look at the Security section, and in it – the Security Chip subsection, it should be Active.
- On MSI, under Advanced, find Trusted Computing and make sure Security Device Support is set to Enabled.
- On some Delllaptops – the Security section, in the TPM 2.0 subsection we enable the TPM On and Enabled items.
- At Gigabyte– in the Advanced section, the Trusted Computing subsection.
Hope the instruction helped. If your device is not equipped with a TPM module, and the purpose of inclusion is to install Windows 11, do not rush to change your computer, it is possible that you will not need a TPM.