If you are going to install Windows 11 or upgrade from Windows 10, then a TPM chip must be a prerequisite for Windows 11. TPM (trusted platform module) is a chip that protects a PC or laptop at the hardware level from hacking using encryption keys. If your device does not have a TPM 2.0 chip, then when you check the special utility PC Health Check for compatibility with Windows 11, you will receive an error ” Windows 11 cannot be installed on this computer.
Ways to Check If Your PC Has a TPM 2.0 Chip for Windows 11
In this manual, we will analyze how to check if there is a TPM chip on a computer or laptop, what specification it is and what version of the firmware.
1. Using PowerShell
Run PowerShell as administrator and enter the below command:
If TpmPresent returns False, then there is no TPM chip on the motherboard. But, if you get TpmPresent: True and TpmReady: False, then you need to enable TPM in BIOS.
Also, in the ManufacturerVersion column, you can find out the TPM firmware version. In our case, we saw the firmware version is 22.214.171.124, but the specification was not shown.
2. Device manager
Press Win + X and select ” Device Manager “. Next, make sure all drivers are up to date and without the yellow exclamation mark. Find and expand the Security Appliances column, then you can find TPM 2.0. This will mean that the TPM is on the 2.0 specification PC.
3. Using Windows Security
Open the built-in Windows Defender and go to the ” Device Security ” option, then on the right click on ” Security Handler Information “. Next, you will be able to detect if there is TPM on the PC and if it is activated. In addition, in the ” Manufacturer’s version ” column, you can see the current firmware version of the TPM chip and the specification of the module itself.