The official release of Windows 11 is imminent–it launches on October 5–and it’ll bring along with it a new look and lots of new gaming features. Most of the system requirements are pretty easy on modern systems, save one: TPM 2.0. Many computers have it, but some others don’t or have the previous standard, TPM 1.0. Below, we go over what it is, what it does for your computer, how to know if you have it, and how to turn it on if you do.
What is TPM and why do I need or want it?
TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module. It’s a secure cryptoprocessor that lives on your motherboard or in your processors. It uses hardware-level encryption to protect your device and the data stored on it by protecting the encryption keys your computer generates. It’s a physical device that can’t be changed through software, which Windows can