This article will discuss how to check your PC for TPM and enable it for AMD Chipsets. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is one of the latest technologies being discussed on the internet given that Microsoft is requiring it for Windows 11. This quick post will show the reader how to quickly check the BIOS on B450M motherboards with AMD Ryzen Series Processors for the TPM chip.
Windows 11 system requirements dictate that you have TPM enabled. The new operating system requires TPM for security. It provides the ability to encrypt data and is needed for things like authentication. It can encrypt the PC on boot and can encrypt Windows logon credentials. TPM also works with BitLocker drive encryption and secure certificates.
How to check if you have TPM 2.0 in Windows 10
If you’re already in Windows 10, the quick and easy way to do it is to open your start menu and search for ‘tpm’. This will bring up the option to select ‘Security processor’.
Open ‘Security processor’. From here you will look for the term “Specification details”. If it says it is version 2.0, then congratulations your device will be supported for Windows 11. Go ahead and visit their website and start downloading the Windows 11 Upgrade Assistant.
How to Enable TPM in BIOS
If you don’t see that, then you may have to go into your BIOS to enable TPM 2.0. In order to know how to enable TPM on AMD chipsets, you should have some comfort level of working in BIOS. If not, then there is always a first time for everything! The process is pretty quick and straight forward. First, restart your computer and press the hot key to enter your BIOS (it should be [F2] or [DEL]. Once you have entered your BIOS follow these steps:
1. Click Settings
2. Click Security
3. Click Trusted Computing
4. Click AMD fTPM Switch and enable this feature
5. Click TPM State and Enable this feature.
6. Save and Exit your BIOS.
Now you should be able to go back into Windows 10 and view the ‘Security processor’ and find that your TPM lists 2.0. If you still don’t have TPM 2.0 listed, then you likely don’t have TPM 2.0 and you will unfortunately not be able to use Windows 11 with your current device. There are some workarounds to this, but they are not recommended.
What if you don’t have TPM?
If your PC does not support TPM because of an outdated processor, then unfortunately you will need to upgrade. Most likely, this means replacing your entire PC since the processor is one of the most expensive components. If you do upgrade your processor, you will just need to make sure that your motherboard’s chipset is compatible with the new processor.