Microsoft has already announced its next operating system Windows 11. But there are some strict system requirements to install it on your computer, especially the requirement of Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. Most old computers do not meet these two requirements. In this guide you will learn more about Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
I tested the Windows 11 compatibility of my computer using the Windows PC Health Check tool, and I found that my computer does not have Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
Minimum system requirements
The minimum requirements to run Windows 11 on your computer are:
- Processor: 1 GHz with at least 2 core points, must be 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC)
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: at least 64 GB is better
- System company: UEFI, Secure Boot required
- TPM version 2.0
- Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
- Screen: more than 9 inches with HD resolution (720p)
What is TPM 2.0
Since Microsoft made TPM 2.0 a requirement to run Windows 11, almost every Windows fan wants to know what TPM2.0 is? TPM is a Trusted Platform Module and it is a physical chip that is installed on your computer and that provides the hardware based security feature on your computer. This chip is responsible for secure crypto-processing on your computer.
Does your system have a TPM chip?
If you want to check if your computer has this TPM chip enabled or disabled, there is a built-in tool in Windows that allows you to check TPM support. Here’s how to check TPM on your computer:
- Press Windows + R keys from the keyboard to open the RUN window.
tpm.mscin the Run window and press OK / Enter.
- A TPM management tool opens on your computer. Here you see the status of TPM on your computer, again TPM is ready for use or TPM can not be found on your computer as my computer is not compatible.
COMMENT: You may have a TPM module on your computer, but it has been disabled. The process of enabling TPM from BIOS differs for each system. You should get help from the manufacturer support or firm. Remember that TPM is not just the reason; you must also meet all the minimum requirements to make Windows 11 work.
Is your computer hardware compatible with Windows 11? If you still have questions, leave a comment below.