How to check if your computer has TPM 2.0 or not? 4 ways to check

If you are looking to install Windows 11 on your PC, you should check if your PC has TPM 2.0 in addition to this Secure Boot. Now that Microsoft has unpacked the official Windows 11 compatibility check tool, we need to find ways and other ways to check if your PC has a TPM or not. Since companies have been using TPM 2.0 for security since 2011, they can easily install Windows 11 on existing PCs. There is also another theory for home users that if you bought your computer in 2016, your computer most likely has a TPM 2.0 chip on the motherboard. However, it is disabled from your computer’s BIOS, go ahead and enable TPM 2.0.

Why is there a theory for home users as 8th generation and AMD Ryzen 2000 and 3000 series processors were released in 2016 and 2017.

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4 ways to check if your PC has TPM 2.0 or not

Method 1. Check if your computer has a TPM using TPM Manager

By default, if PM is enabled from BIOS on your computer, you can access TPM management using TPM.msc in the run dialog. You can also search in the start menu tpm.msc and press enter.

Open TPM Manager

Once you open the TPM Manager on the local computer, you can see if your computer is equipped with a TPM or not. If your computer has a TPM, you need to check the TPM version because Windows 11 requires version 2.0.

The TPM Manager on the local computer can view additional information regarding the chip status and TPM manufacturer.

Check the TPM version

If your computer does not have a TPM chip on the motherboard, you will see that a compatible TPM cannot be found.

The second method. Check if your computer has a TPM using Device Manager

Device Manager is where drivers for operating systems are available. So, if your computer has a TPM chip available on the motherboard, the driver should also be available in Device Manager.

The first thing is that you need to open the device manager by right-clicking on the start menu and choosing device manager. Or you can type devmgmt.msc in the run dialog and press Enter to open the device manager.

Open Device Manager

The moment device manager is launched, expand security devices, there you will see the TPM released.

Check the TPM version using Device Manager

Method #3. Check if your PC has a TPM using Command Prompt

Open Command Prompt with administrator privileges. You can do this by searching for CMD in the start menu and choosing Run as administrator.

Run CMD as administrator

In the Command Prompt window, you need to type the following command, or you can just copy and paste the commands here.

wmic /namespace:\\root\cimv2\security\microsofttpm path win32_tpm get * /format:textvaluelist.xsl

At the end of the line, you will see the TPM version.

Check TPM using CMD

Method #4. Check if your computer has a TPM using BIOS

Reboot your computer, press the computer’s BIOS key, then go to the Security tab. There you will see the TPM if it is enabled or disabled, and if it is disabled, you need to enable it. Above you can also see the TPM version. However, modern motherboard settings are not like this (screenshot below) and you may not see the TPM version. You can only enable or disable the TPM on the motherboard.

Enable TPM using BIOS

Among the frequently asked questions, the question is often asked, can I add a TPM 2.0 chip to my computer or not?

Answer If yes, but only in desktop computers and laptop motherboards, it has no choice.

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Before installing Windows Eleven on your current PC, you should check if your PC has a TPM 2.0 chip or on your motherboard, to check if you can use one of the methods below.

  • Open the TPM Manager on the local computer using the launch dialog.
  • You can also use Device Manager to check if your computer has TPM 2.0 or not.
  • Or you can use CMD to run a command and see the TPM version.
  • Finally, go to the buyer of your computer, go to the Security tab, and enable TPM 2.0 if it is disabled.

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