Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 11 on newer PCs and laptops that ship with Windows 10. When it comes to older hardware, the company says it is looking at a number of factors, including minimum requirements, before making any changes. send free Windows 11 upgrade.
These requirements include running the supported AMD or Intel processor, secure boot capability, a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, and TPM 2.0 must be enabled on the device. You can check whether your system supports Windows 11 or not using Microsoft official service. PC health check tool.
If you are reading this article, you have probably encountered the TPM 2.0 error while installing Windows 11. Here we will tell you how to enable TPM 2.0 on your PC. If the chip is completely missing from your PC, we will also see how you can bypass the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement.
Also read: How to tell if your Windows 10 laptop or desktop is eligible for the upgrade
How to check if TPM 2.0 is enabled or not
Most laptops and desktops have the Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) chip built into the motherboard and have it enabled by default. If it is not enabled, you will see an error message when you run the PC health check tool. You can also check whether the TPM is running or not by following the steps below:
1. Open Start and search for Run Utility or press hot key – Windows + R
2. Type tpm.msc in the text box and press Enter.
3. Check the TPM status and specification version.
If you do not see the “TPM is ready to use” status, the TPM may have been disabled by default in the BIOS.
Also Read: How To Install Windows 11 On Your Laptop or PC [Full-Guide]
How to activate TPM 2.0 for Windows 11
Your PC may be able to run TPM 2.0, but it is not configured to do so. In this case, you will have to enable TPM manually in the BIOS settings.
1. Go to Start and open Settings.
2. Click Update & Security.
3. In the sidebar, click Recovery.
4. Click Restart now in the Advanced startup section.
5. Click Troubleshoot, then click Advanced Options.
6. Click UEFI firmware settings and click Restart.
7. In the BIOS screen, go to the Security tab.
8. Navigate to Change TPM State and press Enter. Select Enabled.
Alternatively, you can access the motherboard firmware settings by repeatedly pressing the F12 key as soon as your PC starts up. It may be a different key to open firmware settings depending on the device manufacturer.
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Note that the items mentioned above may vary depending on the device manufacturer. But usually you will find the TPM settings under the Advanced, Security, or Trusted Computing tab. The option to toggle TPM will be labeled as Security Appliance, Security Appliance Support, TPM Status, AMD fTPM Switch, AMD PSP fTPM, Intel PTT, or Intel Platform Trust Technology.
How to bypass the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 requirement
[For TPM 1.2 and above]
Microsoft offers an official registry hack for people unable to install Windows 11 due to the lack of TPM 2.0 requirement. With this hack, you can install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs running at least TPM 1.2. If TPM is enabled on your device but it is not the specific version required to install Windows 11, you can use this registry hack.
1. Click on Start. Find and open Registry Editor.
2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM Setup MoSetup location.
3. Right-click anywhere on the right panel.
4. Select New, then select D-WORD (32-bit) from the drop-down menu.
5. Rename the key to “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU”
6. Double click on the key and set the value to 1.
7. Click OK and restart the PC.
If the TPM chip is completely missing from your Windows PC, the method below is for you. In this case, we will be using a third-party media creation tool that will create a Windows 11 ISO file with TPM detection disabled. Since we are creating an ISO file, this method is useful if you plan to do a fresh install of Windows 11. Now that that is fixed, here is what you need to do.
1. Head to the Github page of AveYo’s media creation tool.
2. Click on the green color Coded button and select Download ZIP.
3. Extract the ZIP file and run the bat MediaCreationTool file.
4. If you see a Windows Defender warning, click More Info, and then click Run anyway.
3. Select 11 in the MCT version.
4. In the next window, select Create USB Flash Drive or Create ISO Image depending on whether you want to create Windows 11 bootable USB flash drive or Windows 11 ISO file.
5. Click Yes to allow PowerShell to open the application.
After that, you will be taken to the Windows 11 setup where you can install Windows 11 by creating a bootable USB drive.
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