Microsoft Confirms TPM 2.0 Requirement For Windows 11

With Windows 11 now just weeks from launch, it looks as though Microsoft is sticking with TPM 2.0 requirements

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Remember when TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 was first announced for Windons 11? Everyone was going crazy over it, however, afterward, we heard rumors that Microsoft could drop its requirement altogether. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case, with a recent tweet from Microsoft showing future users how to enable the TPM module.

Windows 11 TPM 2.0

Microsoft stated that most PCs that have shipped in the last five years are capable of running a TPM 2.0 module before continuing to say that it is required and an important building block for security-related features. Such features include Windows Hello for identity protection and BitLocker for data protection, meaning it is 100% coming, at least for the time being anyway.

This means if your PC is capable of running TPM 2.0, which is quite a few,  you are going to need to check and ensure it is enabled when the time comes to upgrade/ install.

We have already done a run-through on how to enable the TPM 2.0 module to assist Windows 11 users when the time comes. The process is simple, however, the wide variety of names and the fact you need to go into the BIOS can be daunting for some.

You can contact your PC manufacturer’s support for more information and if you have built your system yourself, you should know that Microsoft stated that most retail motherboards are shipped with TPM off by default, so many are going to have to fiddle with this.

Windows 11 System Requirements

Minimum

  • CPU : 1 GHz or faster (two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC, must be later than Intel 8th Gen / AMD Zen 2 / Qualcomm 7 & 8 Series)
  • RAM : 4 GB
  • HDD : 64 GB of storage space (initially – further updates may require more space)
  • GPU : Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • System Firmware : UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • DirectX : Version 12
  • Display : High definition (720p) display, 9″ or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel
  • Network : Internet connection required to set up and update

Recommended

  • CPU : 2 GHz or faster (two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC, must be later than Intel 8th Gen / AMD Zen 2 / Qualcomm 7 & 8 Series)
  • RAM : 8 GB
  • HDD : 100 GB of storage space
  • GPU : Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver
  • System Firmware : UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM : Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • DirectX : Version 12
  • Display : High definition (720p) display, 9″ or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel
  • Network : Internet connection required to set up and update