Microsoft has shared the minimum system requirement list for the Windows 11 operating system. Surprisingly, to be eligible for Windows 11, the TPM 2.0 chip is a must. Well, to boot up your system on Windows 11, your system should have a minimum of 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 1 GHz or faster dual-core or higher 64-bit processor or system on a Chip, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 Chip, DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x or later GPU, a display greater than a 9-inch display of 720p or higher as minimum requirements for Windows 11.
If your hardware meets all requirements, you’re eligible for Windows 11. Alternatively, you can also check whether your system is eligible for Windows 11 or not by using the PC Heath Checker app. One can easily find all the specs, but when it comes to gathering information about the TPM, it might be difficult for a few people. So, in this post, we’ll be discussing how to find out if your PC/Laptop has TPM 2.0 or is eligible for Windows 11 or not.
What is TPM?
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a microchip integrated into the computer’s hardware. It is designed to carry out all cryptographic operations. It provides hardware-level security to the device by performing various security measures. The TPM is also used to generate, store, and limit the use of cryptographic keys. The TPM improves the security of the device by a step. As it’s a part of motherboard hardware, the attacker can’t remove it and attempt to access its files anywhere. The chip provides hardware-based authentication.
Ways to find out if your PC/Laptop has TPM 2.0 for Windows 11
There are two ways to check if your PC has TPM 2.0 or not.
Let’s talk about the first and easy method first.
- First of all, press the Windows+R shortcut using your keyboard.
- You’ll now get a prompt. Now enter tpm.msc word in the box and click OK.
- Now, you’ll get a pop-up titled TPM Management on the local computer.
- There, you will get a box with the title Status; now check whether it says “The TPM is ready to use” or not.
- If it is showing “The TPM is ready to use,” now check the version of it; the version will be mentioned in the last box. If it has 2.0, then congratulations, your system is eligible for Windows. Or if it’s showing “Compatible TPM cannot be found,” then connect with your manufacturer, as it might be enabled via BIOS, as many come with TPM chips, but we have to enable it manually.
Let’s have a look at the second method.
- Moving into the second method, for this, you’ll need a few MBs of internet data. First, download the PC Heath Check App.
- Now install the app; similarly, you install other applications by allowing all the permissions.
- Now open the app, and you’ll find one Check Now option on the first page titled Introducing Windows 11.
- Click on it; it will now tell you whether your system is eligible for Windows 11 or not. If eligible, it means your PC/Laptop has a TPM chip.
Also, note that the PC health check app is having some issues with custom-built PCs, so if you have a custom-built PC, try the first method; it will work properly. The PC Health Check app sometimes denies the request on custom-built PCs, even if it has a TPM chip. Further, if your system doesn’t have a TPM chip, it can be added or enabled manually. You can connect with the manufacturer for more details, and there are different methods of different systems and manufacturers.