How to check and enable the TPM chip on a Windows PC

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One of the best features of Windows 11 is that you can secure the entire PC experience by default. However, to take advantage of the enhanced protection, your PC must have a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chip. If you’re not sure about the TPM chip, follow the detailed explanation of what a TPM is and why it’s essential to Windows 11. This guide focuses specifically on how to check if your Windows PC has a TPM chip. Enable it. It is likely that your computer already comes with this TPM security module. So let’s jump to the tutorial without wasting time.

Check and enable the TPM chip on your Windows PC (2021)

If you experience problems with this PC not being able to run Windows 11 and TPM errors after running the Windows 11 compatibility test, please refer to the guide to see if your PC comes with a TPM chip. This article also describes how to enable the TPM chip in Windows 10.

How to check if your PC has a TPM chip for Windows 11

We recommend that you check for TPM support on your Windows 10 PC before upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11. This way, you can be confident that you will receive your first Windows 11 preview build after subscribing to the Dev channel of the Windows Insider program. Also, if you’re running a 4th generation Intel CPU (2014) or AMD Ryzen 2500 (2017) or later, your PC probably comes with a TPM security chip. The confirmation method is as follows.

  • Method 1: Use TPM Manager

1. Windows keyboard shortcut “Windows + RClick on your PC[実行]Opens a window. Here, tpm.msc Press Enter.


2. A new window will open. Now,”Status“Please check if the TPM chip is available. If so, the status will be: — “TPM is ready to use.” Just below, there is also a TPM version.

Check and enable the TPM chip on your Windows PC (2021)

  • Method 2: Use Device Manager

Another way to check if your PC supports the TPM security chip is to use Device Manager. This is a simple two-step process, so follow the steps below.

1. Press the “Windows + X” shortcut and click “device Manager“.

device Manager

here,”Security deviceClick the “Menu” to display the TPM with version information. For example, my HP laptop has a TPM 2.0 module, but my PC may have a TPM 1.2 module. It is also compatible with future Windows 11 updates.

Check and enable the TPM chip on your Windows PC (2021)

Method 3: Use Windows Security

Finally, there is another way to check for the presence of the TPM module on a Windows PC.

1. “Windows securityUse the Windows search bar to go to the Device Security tab.

2. Then click Details of “Security Processor”, All information about the TPM chip on your computer is displayed. You can also check here if your PC supports TPM 1.2 or TPM 2.0.

Security Processor Windows 11 and Windows 10

How to enable the TPM chip on a Windows PC

On some laptops, the TPM chip cannot be enabled unless you set a “Supervisor” or “Administrator” password in the BIOS settings. Therefore, you need to set a password first. After that, only you can enable the TPM chip. Needless to say, you need to remember your password. Otherwise, you will not be able to access the BIOS and make future firmware level changes. Now let’s take a look at the steps to enable the TPM module on your PC.

1. First, you need to do the following: Boot the BIOS or UEFI interface Of your PC. To do this, hold down the boot key while the computer is booting.

Note: For HP laptops, this is the “Esc” or “F10” key. For other laptops and desktops, you need to search the internet for your computer’s boot key. In addition, if you are using a custom build desktop, the boot key depends on the motherboard manufacturer. It can be F12, F9, F10, etc.

Check and enable the TPM chip on your Windows PC (2021)

2. Once in the BIOS / UEFI interface “TPM” or Trusted Platform Technology Option Under the Security tab. It is also labeled as PTT (Platform Trust Technology) on some Intel-based machines. On AMD machines, you may see the PSP, fTPM, or PTP options in the BIOS menu.

Note: PC BIOS interface[セキュリティ設定]If you can’t find the TPM under, look around[詳細設定]Jump to. However, make sure it is enabled or available. A TPM state may also exist, so go ahead and enable it.


3. Well, Press “F10” Press Enter to save and exit. The F10 is usually reserved for “save and exit”, but the keys may vary from computer to computer. It is recommended to check the BIOS / UEFI footnote.

Turn on the TPM chip and install Windows 11 on your PC

So these are ways to check if your PC has a TPM module, and if you can’t find it, you can enable it from the BIOS / UEFI menu. It is highly recommended to enable TPM not only to make your PC compatible with Windows 11 but also to provide an isolated hardware-based authentication system. This protects all passwords and personal information on your PC. If you would like to see the list of Windows 11 compatible processors that came with your TPM chip, see the linked article. Anyway, it’s all from us. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below.