A trusted platform module or TPM is used for enhanced security for devices running Windows. It’s an ISO 11889 standard for a secure cryptoprocessor. It’s a dedicated chip designed to secure the hardware by using cryptographic keys.
There are many different types of TPM, some of them are hardware are some of them are visual or software-based. Their purpose is to protect user information, encryption keys, and other sensitive data. With Windows 11, Microsoft is forcing users to use Windows 11 on devices with TPM chip version 2.0 for the device’s security.
Enable TPM 2.0 For Windows 11
If you look at Windows 11 main requirements, you can see TPM 2.0 is listed among others.
To ensure that you can run Windows 11 on your computer, you can check the PC Health Check app from Microsoft.
TPM can be enabled from your computer BIOS. It referred to different vendors based on your computer/laptop manufacture. Check your model details on your manufacturer page to find out if TPM is installed and available.
In this example, I am using a Dell Latitude machine and entered the BIOS setup, click on Security, and then click on TPM 2.0 Security. On the right side, click on TPM On, SHA-256, and Enabled it.
Once enabled, save the settings and restart your computer. Once restarted, click on the start menu and type TPM.msc
Click on it to open it.
Once the TPM is enabled from BIOS, you can now configure the TPM-related settings using Windows 11.
This will help you to enable TPM for Windows 11. This is also applicable for Windows 10.