How to activate the TPM chip of your computer to be able to update to Windows 11 from October 5

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A while ago we talked about the application PC Health Check with which to check if our equipment is compatible and prepared for receive Windows 11. Among the requirements, it will be required to have a TPM And if your PC does not have it activated, these are the steps you have to take to activate it.

It may be the case that even if your computer has a TPM chip, the motherboard has it disabled. A setback that does not offer a major problem, since it is possible to activate the TPM chip from the UEFI (old BIOS) of your computer. AND these are the necessary steps to activate it.

Waking up the TPM chip

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The first thing, before continuing, is to check that our PC has the TPM chip installed even though it is disabled. Applications like PC Health Check or WhyNotWin11 they serve that purpose. What’s more, you will need to have the Secure Boot activated, another of the necessary requirements.

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Then it is convenient to see if you have the active TPM chip and to know it it is necessary to enter the menu “Beginning” and then look for the section “Windows Security”. Within this we must look for the option “Device security” where to see the type of security that is integrated. If we have the TPM chip, a message appears informing about Security Processor and a button with the title “Security Processor Details”. If we click on this, we will see the version of the chip, but if it does not appear it means that either we do not have a TPM chip or that it is simply not active.

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Another method to check if you have a TPM chip is type the command “tpm.msc” in the search box. Then we click on “Open” and we will see a window with information about the TPM chip if we have it.

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By UEFI or from Windows

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If this is your case, no problem. To activate the TPM chip on your PC it will be necessary to access the UEFI of your computer, a process that may vary depending on the motherboard your PC uses but is essentially the same. All you have to do is restart the computer and press the corresponding key (it may vary depending on the motherboard) before Windows starts to load. In the first screen it usually indicates the required key, a key that is usually some of the keys from F1 to F12.

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When you have managed to access the UEFI you will have to forget about the mouse or the trackpad (in almost all cases). From there you will have to use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move through options and tabs. From here, the steps may change depending on the manufacturer of the board and the most important ones appear in this compilation.

  • For ASUS computers: you must access the advanced options of the UEFI and look for the Trusted Computing section. Here you can enable the TPM Support option by changing the status from Disable to Enable and then just save and reboot.
  • For MSI teams: when we enter the UEFI we must look for advanced options and then the Trusted Computing section. Changing the Security Device Support option from Disable to Enable activates the TPM chip and then you just have to save and restart.
  • For Lenovo computers: within the UEFI, we must enter the Security menu and navigate until we find the Security Chip Selection option. We choose the Intel PTT or PSP fTMP option if it is an AMD processor and then we just have to save and restart.
  • For HP computers: in the UEFI we look for the security section and activate TPM by changing the TPM State option to Enable and then we just have to save and restart.
  • For Dell computers: within the UEFI we must look for the security options and the Firmware TPM section. In them we must change from Disable to Enable and then we just have to save and restart.

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For Surface computers, the process to access the UEFI is to turn off the Surface and wait about 10 seconds. Then you must press and hold the volume up button on your Surface and, at the same time, press and release the power button. The Microsoft or Surface logo will appear on the screen and you have to press and hold the volume up button and when the UEFI screen appears, release the button. The problem is that does not offer access to enable or disable the TPM chip.

Another method for enable (or disable) the TPM chip by doing it from Windows in the same way as before we check if we have it. To use the TPM chip after activating it, you must open the TPM MMC with the command “tpm.msc” and in the “Action” panel, click on “Activate TPM” to display the “Activate security hardware” page. of TPM “. At that point we must click on “Shut down” or “Restart” and then follow the prompts on the UEFI screen.

Each brand has a UEFI display which may vary in design, though the options are basically the same. Only on Surface models there is no option to enable or disable the TPM chip.

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