Microsoft has released a developer version of Windows 11 for a limited number of users. Everyone else has to wait until the end of the year before we can try Windows 11. Microsoft has said that Windows 10 users are going to get free upgrade to Windows 11. But before you can upgrade to Windows 11, your PC has to meet certain hardware requirements. You can read our previous article to check the hardware requirements for PC – how to check if PC meets Windows 11 requirements.
One of these requirements is TPM (Trusted Platform Module) which is used for encryption and security features. In order to meet this requirement, the first thing you have to do is enable TPM in your computer’s UEFI/BIOS. After this step has been taken, you can boot into Windows 10 and check which version of the TPM is being reported. Here is how:
- Press the hotkey Win+R to open the Run dialog. Alternatively, you can also click on the Start icon and type Run to find the Run app (dialog) to run it.
- In the Run dialog, type tpm.msc and press Enter.
- In the TPM Management window, you can find all the information about the available TPM on your PC. It displays the “TPM Ready Status”, TPM manufacturer name, TPM manufacturer version and the TPM specification version.
In the TPM management window, there are other options such as clearing the TPM which removes the ownership and reset the TPM back to the factory defaults. But you should avoid clearing TPM when using the above mentioned steps to find out the TPM version as reported by the Windows version itself.
If the TPM management does not report any TPM, then you should first enable TPM in the BIOS/UEFI itself. After making changes to the system UEFI, you should boot into Windows 10 and follow the instructions once again.