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    Roland Waddilove

    TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a security module that Microsoft is saying is required in order to install and run Windows 11. No TPM? No way to run Windows. It is true that some people have managed to find ways to work around this, but there are reports that Windows 11 will not update if you do. You really should have TPM installed and enabled.

    TPM 2.0 has not been included in every PCs manufactured in the last few years, but it is in most of them. It would be unusual not to have TPM at all, although there are a few PCs.

    One problem though, is that TPM may not be enabled. It was included in many recently sold PCs, but since Windows 10 did not require it, it was not enabled. Your PC may have TPM 2.0, but it is disabled and hidden.

    This might lead you to believe that your PC cannot run Windows 11, when all that is needed is for you to find and enable TPM.

    Where is it? It is in the BIOS, a part of the PC that few people have ever seen or accessed and therefore know very little about. You need to dig into the hardware configuration of your computer, find the TPM 2.0 settings and enable them.

    Another problem is that some PCs may call TPM 2.0 something else. It may have an obscure name that means nothing to you, like Security Device Support or Intel PTT. Even if you managed to work out how to get into the computer’s BIOS setup utility, you could look for TPM 2.0 and not find it because it is named something else.

    It is an awkward situation to say the least and so Microsoft has put up a web page with information and instructions on how to find and enable TPM 2.0 on your computer. Go to Enable TPM 2.0 on your PC at the Microsoft website.

    In addition to general instructions, there is more specific help for people with ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft Surface computers. Click the links at the bottom of the page if you have one of these computers.

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