Windows 11 and TPM 2.0 Explained (How to Enable TPM / PTT on your PC)


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Windows 11 will require a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) chip in order to install. In this video, I’ll explain what TPM is, why it’s necessary, and how you can enable it on your PC.


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TPM is a way of storing and generating encryption keys in hardware, which is safer than using a software approach because it is harder for malicious software to access. To make their OS more secure, Microsoft has decided to require this functionality on all Windows 11 PCs.

You can tell whether your computer has TPM by opening the Run box and typing “tpm.msc”. If it says that the TPM is ready for use, and the specification version is listed as 2.0, then you’re good!

On the other hand, it might say that a compatible TPM cannot be found. But don’t worry – you might be able to enable TPM functionality on your system, and here’s how.

If your PC was built after the mid-2010s, there’s a good chance that it has TPM functionality, regardless of whether it has a dedicated chip. This is because many CPUs actually include TPM in their firmware! Intel’s trade name for this technique is “Platform Trust Technology”, or PTT, and they started including it with some of their 4th generation Haswell processors in 2013. Most AMD Ryzen chips also include so-called “fTPM” technology.

You can enable these technologies in your BIOS – and in the video, I’ll show you how.

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20 Comments
  • HandyAndy Tech Tips
    Posted at 10:02h, 29 June

    Hey everyone, thanks for watching! I've just made a video where I demonstrate the new features of the Windows 11 Insider Preview. You can check it out here:

  • Childish Sus
    Posted at 10:41h, 29 June

    BLACKWED

  • Lucas Bertão
    Posted at 12:12h, 29 June

    Tpm 2.0 active..
    except I run an i5 6400, so I'm out says that health check app

  • Rohith Kumar
    Posted at 13:38h, 29 June

    how the hell do i enable this on 4790k on MSI gaming 5?

  • Jonas ML
    Posted at 14:40h, 29 June

    lol, is it just that easy? Is all the commotion about ryzen 1st gen not running windows 11 unecessary?

  • Bonzer Mean
    Posted at 15:12h, 29 June

    Hey, How can I unable it on my HP Pavilion? Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz 2.40 GHz

  • Przemek
    Posted at 16:07h, 29 June

    Microsoft already requires from OEM partners that all PCs sold by them with Windows 10 preinstalled have both TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot enabled by default. And it requires that since the beginning of Windows 10. I have ASUS laptop and it had both options enabled. It came with Windows 10 Home preinstalled. So this is the case only for people who build PCs from parts or have really old PCs.

  • Su Htoo Pyae
    Posted at 16:28h, 29 June

    Great and simple to understand

  • Hamza Akram
    Posted at 17:40h, 29 June

    Dude i have only PCI express config in my PCH in bios. means i cant run windows 11?

  • dis microwave tech support
    Posted at 18:57h, 29 June

    you should enable xmp/docp on your bios if you want your ram to run at its rated speed cause it's default is 2133 mhz

  • Paul Carlberg
    Posted at 22:40h, 29 June

    How do you update the TPM my Dell 9020 has a 1.2 TPM and I need a 2.0

  • Pasha
    Posted at 01:45h, 30 June

    it now says version 2.0 for me now, but pc health check wont open now, i guess i will be able to install win 11 later

  • Filemon Vito
    Posted at 02:07h, 30 June

    Thankyou..

  • Watercooledguy
    Posted at 02:46h, 30 June

    I enabled fTPM on my Ryzen 7 2700x / ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero Motherboard with up to date bios and my Q code went from AA which is "all good" to 33 which is a CPU Post Memory Initialization Error. There's nothing wrong with my memory because when I disable the fTPM the code goes back to AA. Don't know why it's doing this so if you or anyone else has an answer I'd like to know.

  • Ries Korin
    Posted at 06:49h, 30 June

    Spot on. Exactly what I needed, many thanks.

  • HUNIQUE
    Posted at 06:56h, 30 June

    TPM. "…running on Intel 8th generation processors and AMD Zen 2 as well as Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series will meet our principles around security and reliability and minimum system requirements for Windows 11." So fuck you Bill Gates! I really don’t want to change my strong 5 years old PC! This will be the first time when I use a cracked version of Windows.

  • DC is MESSI
    Posted at 08:40h, 30 June

    Great video!! Also if you have a dell computer u can find tpm in security section

  • t3hpwninat0r
    Posted at 08:40h, 30 June

    what happens if i upgrade or replace the cpu or motherboard later? there is a message that pops up in the bios that says something like if you replace the bios chip, you lose the keys. does this mean the keys are not stored inside the cpu, but in the motherboard?

  • ANDy JK
    Posted at 11:49h, 30 June

    Thanks Andy. mine has it all enabled and shows its working. but the microsoft tool still shows that i cannot have windows 11. why is that

  • Me Too
    Posted at 11:51h, 30 June

    I have genuine windows 10, can I upgrade without an activation key? If yes is it possible to return to window 10?