Getting ready for Windows 11

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Windows 11 is out now and is my Desktop and laptop ready for it?

The requirements

  1. TPM 2.0

What is TMP 2.0?

TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module

Trusted Platform Module (TPM, also known as ISO/IEC 11889) is an international standard for a secure cryptoprocessor, a dedicated microcontroller designed to secure hardware through integrated cryptographic keys. The term can also refer to a chip conforming to the standard.

TPM is used for digital rights management (DRM), Windows Defender, Windows Domain logon, protection and enforcement of software licenses, and prevention of cheating in online games.

 

Why is it needed?

One of Windows 11’s system requirements is TPM 2.0. Microsoft has stated that this is to help increase security against firmware and ransomware attacks, hackers and so on.

 

Am I ready for windows 11?

If you have brought a new PC in the last 4 years there is a good chance that you have TPM available to turn it on you will find the option in your UEFI bios

Intel Processor compatibly

Intel has different technologies that offer TPM 2.0 support, but the most common one is PTT (Platform Trust Technology) and IPT (Identity Protection Technology) before trying to turn on TPM 2.0 in your UEFI/BIOS. Make sure you have an Intel 8th gen or newer Intel have only supported TPM 2.0 . Since the release of skylake, here is a list of all the Intel processor that are compatible with Windows 11 Intel CPU list

AMD

AMD have supported TPM 2.0 since the Ryzen 2000 series and also have a list of compatible processors AMD list

If you don’t have an Intel or AMD processor you can buy TPM 2.0 modules but you must make sure your motherboard has support for it!

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Asus TMP module

 

Microsoft have brought a tool out to see if your desktop or laptop is Windows 11 ready. This can be found here.   Click and install PC health checker if you have enabled TPM in the bios and want to check if it is enabled.  Follow these steps below:
You will need to run the following as Admin.
Right-click on the Start menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin), then simply type get-tpm. Then check if it’s present ready, and enabled.

Another way of finding out press [Win]+R and type tpm.msc into the run windows then hit enter and you will see if you have TPM enabled and working via this window, with the version supported at the bottom.