Ever since the official release of Windows 11 some months ago, the major problem most Windows users are facing now is the fact that they don’t have TPM 2.0 installed on their PC and also lack the Secure Boot functionality.
While the TMP 2.0 module is an integral requirement for Windows 11, you can’t upgrade your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11 if you don’t have TPM 2.0, but don’t worry much, in this article on NaijaKnowHow, you’ll learn how to download and install TPM 2.0 for Windows 10.
Before you can upgrade your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11, your PC processor must be 8th or newer, and you must have secure boot enabled on your PC. While those ones seem to be less of an issue, the main problem with getting Windows 11 updates is the TPM 2.0, and you’ll learn how to fix it here.
Before going too deep with this article, you need to understand what TPM stands for and why it seems to be a big deal for Windows 11. You’ll also get to know how to check your TMP version, and how to install it as well.
What is TPM 2.0?
The TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module, and you’ll find it in all motherboards. It’s a chip that is used for secure booting on Windows, and it has been recommended by Microsoft for running their Windows OS. By default most PC usually comes with TMP 1.0, but now Microsoft requires TPM 2.0 before you can use its latest Windows 11.
TPM basically establishes a strong security module for your computer and also enhances data privacy, it’s one of the most important chips on every Windows PC.
How To Check Your TPM Version On Windows 10
Before you can download and install TPM 2.0 on your Windows 10, the first thing you need to do is check the version, you can follow the steps below to see how you can check your TMP version.
- While your PC is running, press the Windows+R key to launch the Run prompt and type tpm.msc in the search bar. Then press the enter button for the TMP management page to appear.
- Once you’re on the TPM page, just look below and you’ll see your TPM status, you’ll see something like “The Is Ready For USe”, check the TPM Manufacturer Information and you’ll see your TPM version and its manufacturer.
Note: If your PC doesn’t have a TPM module, then it means you’re using a very old motherboard, most motherboards are fitted with a TPM header, so if you don’t have TPM on your PC, it’s best advised you take it to an engineer to help you install the TPM provided that your PC has the TPM header.
If your PC has the TPM module and it’s 1.0 or an older version, follow the steps below if you want to download and install TPM 2.0 on your Windows PC.
How To Download and Install TPM 2.0 for Windows 10
TPM update should be rolled out automatically by your PC manufacturer, my PC was missing the TPM 2.0 but after one or two updates, it was successfully installed. Here’s my TPM version via the image below.
TPM installation or upgrade usually comes with a Bios update, there’s actually no particular website to download TPM 2.0 except if you download from Intel or AMD and the manufacturers of your PC.
Steps To Download And Install TPM 2.0 On Windows 10
If you already have the TPM 1.0 installed on your Windows 10 PC, the best way to update your TPM to the latest version is by downloading it from Intel (provided you’re using an Intel-based processor)
Step 1. Click on this download link to download the TPM 2.0 directly from Intel. The exe file is around 700KB, you don’t need any special settings before you can install it.
Step 2. After downloading the TPM 2.0 on your PC, double click on the executable file and install the latest version on your PC. Once the installation is done, you’ll need to restart your PC for the upgrade to take place.
Step 3. To confirm if you’ve successfully upgraded to TPM 2.0 on your Windows 10, press the Windows+R key and type tpm.msc in the search bar. You’ll see your TPM version displayed on the TPM Manager screen.
To download and Install TPM 2.0 on Windows 10 isn’t as difficult as it sounds. I hope you find the article to be very helpful. Don’t forget to check your PC manufacturer’s official website for your PC bios update that has the TPM 2.0 version with it.
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