How to Check if Your System Has TPM Chip for a Windows 11 Upgrade


Are you excited about the Windows 11 release later this year? If yes, you already know that your system needs to meet certain requirements to upgrade to Windows 11. One such prerequisite is the Trusted Platform Module chip. If you wish to upgrade to Windows 11, you need to make sure that your system has this piece of hardware. In this tutorial, I will show you how to check if your system has TPM for Windows 11 upgrade.

Check TPM for Windows 11

The TPM chip is used on Windows 10 systems to use features like device encryption and BitLocker. In Windows 11, the TPM chip is a prerequisite for an upgrade, and it will also be used to configure security features. There are many ways you can check if your system has a TPM 2.0 chip present or not. I will show you how to try different methods, and you can pick one that works for you.

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Check TPM Using tpm.msc

Step-1: Go to the Start Menu and type tpm.msc and click Open.

Enable Device Encyption
Step-2: Once the TMP Management opens up, you will see if the TPM is present on your device or not. These are the specifications that you should look out for and MUST be present to enable device encryption:

Chip Present
If the TPM is not found or disabled in the BIOS or UEFI, you will see this under Status: Compatible TPM cannot be found.

Device Manager

  1. Right-click on the Start Menu to open the WinX menu. (Shortcut keys: Win + X)
  2. Click on Device Manager.
    Device Manager
  3. Scroll down and click on Security devices to expand the option.
  4. It will show what TPM chip you have. If it says Trusted Platform Module 2.0, you are good to go.
    Check TPM for Windows 11

Check TPM for Windows 11 in UEFI

Step-1: Go to the Start Menu and select the Settings option. (Shortcut Keys: Win + I)

Step-2: Select Update & Security.

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Step-3: On the left side of your screen, select the Recovery option.

Check TPM for Windows 11
Step-4: Under Advanced start-up, click on Restart now.

Check TPM for Windows 11
Step-5: Select Troubleshoot.

Check TPM for Windows 11
Step-6: Select Advanced options.

Check TPM for Windows 11
Step-7: Select UEFI Firmware Settings.

Check TPM for Windows 11
Step-8: Select Restart

Check TPM for Windows 11
Step-9: Locate Security Settings.
[TPM Settings may vary according to your UEFI manufacturer. So, check your device manufacturer support website to help locate the TPM settings. You can check this link to find your computer’s support website.]

Step-10: Enable TPM if it is disabled.

Step-11: Exit the settings and Restart your system.

You can use any of the above methods to check if you have a TPM 2.0 chip. The UEFI method will allow you to find the TPM chip and enable it if it is disabled for some reason as well. If you have a TPM 2.0 chip, you meet a Windows 11 upgrade prerequisite.