By Dervish / Last update February 10, 2022

TPM 2.0 stands for Trusted Platform Module, which is an encryption chip that needs to be installed on the motherboard either manually by the user or directly from the manufacturer. This is also a requirement to install the Windows 11 operating system now. So you must have it in your system PC or laptop motherboard. Well, most of the time in factory settings, the chip will not be activated, the user has to enable it from the BIOS. While some motherboards don't have a TPM, they provide a TPM header into which we can insert a separately purchased chip (although it's also included on some motherboards).


Well, actually what TPM is this, is this someone who stopped from installing Windows 11? The TPM is a security chip that serves as where all authentication, authentication, and encryption keys are stored. This is nothing new, the original TPM standard was 1.2, which was superseded by TPM 2.0 in 2014, however, since the latter is not backward compatible, you cannot run Windows 11 on your system even if you have TPM 1.4.


The Trusted Platform Module is offered as standard, at least in desktop and notebook professional products, and major motherboard manufacturers actually offer the option of fully integrating TPM chips.


Therefore, from a security perspective, the TPM is important because it stores valuable information, such as authentication and encryption pins related to this hardware, rather than user-related passwords, as in the case of smart cards. Therefore, cybercriminals not only steal the PIN code, but also the associated hardware, and need to bypass the user's biometrics to crack the hardware.


TPM 2.0 is available for "Windows" (from Windows 8 or Windows Server 2008) and Linux (from Linux kernel 4.0). In Windows, TPM is used for "BitLocker" drive encryption, etc.


Therefore, if operating systems and software applications support TPM chips, a trusted computing platform can be created to protect data and keep our computers safe from data theft.

Check for TPM 2.0 support on Windows 10 or 7

If you are using a computer to install Windows 11, please check if your system has a TPM module before doing anything else.

  • To do this, press Win key + R
  • This will open the run box
  • Now type tpm.msc in the box - and hit enter.
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In TPM management on your local computer, you will get a message "TPM is ready to use". This means that your system has this module and it is already enabled.

However, if you get the message "No compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) found on this computer, please verify that this computer has a 1.2 TPM or higher and is turned on in the BIOS", this means that your The system does not have a TPM chip or has not been enabled in the BIOS. Therefore, check your system BIOS to see if this option is enabled.