How to Enable TPM 2.0 Chip on Your PC if It’s Supported
A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip is an essential piece of hardware that is a prerequisite for a Windows 11 Upgrade. If you have a relatively new computer, it is most likely that it has a TPM chip. However, even if your computer has a TPM chip, it doesn’t mean it is enabled. This TPM chip is not only essential for a Windows 11 upgrade. You also need it for security features like BitLocker and device encryption. In this tutorial, I will show you how to enable TPM 2.0 Chip on your PC if it’s supported.
Enable TPM 2.0 Chip
This chip is usually embedded on the motherboard, and it stores, generate, and protects encryption keys. Microsoft made this chip a prerequisite for upgrading to Windows 11, and if you are interested in this upgrade, you want to make sure that your device meets the requirements. Sometimes, TPM is disabled, which may give you the impression that your device is not ready for the Windows 11 upgrade. The great news is that you can easily enable it through UEFI. There are two ways that you can go to the UEFI mode and enable TPM.
Enable TPM 2.0 Chip via Settings
Step-1: Go to the Start Menu and select the Settings option. (Shortcut Keys: Win + I)
Step-2: Select Update & Security.
Step-3: On the left side of your screen, select the Recovery option.
Step-4: Under Advanced start-up, click on Restart now.
Step-5: Select Troubleshoot.
Step-6: Select Advanced options.
Step-7: Select UEFI Firmware Settings.
Step-8: Select Restart
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: Select the TPM settings configuration option.
Step-11: Enable TPM if it is disabled.
Step-12: Exit the settings and Restart your system.
- Press the Power button.
- You can go to the UEFI mode when you boot your computer by pressing some dedicated keys. These keys vary depending on the motherboard manufacturer. Below are the keys for some popular brands:Dell: F2 or F12
HP: ESC or F10
Acer: F2 or Del
Lenovo: F1 or F2
ASUS: F2 or Del
Microsoft Surface: Press and hold the Volume Up button
- Now, open the Security Settings page.
- Look for the TPM settings configuration option.
- Enable the TPM if disabled.
- Exit the settings and Restart your computer.
[In this 2nd method, if you feel your computer boots too fast and you don't have time to enter the keys to enter the UEFI mode, restart your computer, and as soon as the booting process starts, repeatedly press the dedicated key till you enter the UEFI mode. Personally, I prefer the first method because it is easier and much smoother and you don't have to look for dedicated keys for your computer.]