Here is how you can enable Trusted Platform Module from BIOS
In the past few months, the PC world has started to pay more and more attention to one specific module in a computer – the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip. All this attention is thanks to the announcement by Microsoft that the upcoming version of Windows will only support PCs that have TPM version 1.0 or later (recommended is 2.0).
This forced many PC users to scramble to check if their machines have this capability. If you are still unsure if your PC supports Windows 11, you can use our guide over here. You can also use our guide on checking if your PC has TPM. However, there is also a probability that your PC has TPM but it is not enabled on the BIOS level.
Here in this guide, we will guide you through the process of enabling TPM from BIOS if your PC supports it,
Enable TPM from BIOS
Accessing the Boot Menu
- Turn off your computer.
- Turn on the computer and during the boot-up process, press a certain key to access the boot menu. The key differs based on the manufacturer of your computer but usually, it is F12, ESC, F1, F10, or Delete. If none of these work, you can search for ‘boot menu key <laptop model number>’.
For example, here is a guide by Lenovo on how to access the boot menu.
- Navigate to the Security tab. In BIOS, you can use the arrow keys to navigate to different settings.
- In the Security tab, look for a settings called “TPM Device” or “TPM Security”. For some Intel devices, it might be called “Intel Trusted Platform Technology” or PTT and for some AMD devices, it could be “AMD fTPM Switch”.
- If you find this option, turn it to On.
That’s it. Now you can save the settings and restart your PC and you can go through our guide to check if it is enabled inside your OS.