Windows 11 Would Need a TPM Chip and Secure Boot Enabled in the BIOS

Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 11, which promises to bring a better user experience than previous versions, as well as new functions for the operating system. It’s good to see that the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will be free if your computer meets the basic requirements. However, there are some very specific details that can make the upgrade not possible.

Many users are facing an error message that “your PC isn’t supported” when verifying through Microsoft’s Windows 11 upgrade checker. As some users have reported, this could be a problem with the PC’s Trusted Platform Module (TPM) disabled.

A TPM chip is a secure cryptoprocessor designed to perform cryptographic operations. It includes various physical security mechanisms to make it tamper-resistant, and malicious software is unable to break its security functions.

As of July 2016, Microsoft requires PCs released to the market with Windows 10 to have TPM 2.0. But makes exceptions for computers built on demand; for custom system images (ISOs); and for models developed by the manufacturer for specific commercial purposes.

How do I know if my PC’s TPM is active?

  • Open the start menu and type TPM
  • Click on the Security Processor option
  • In Specification Version, it must be 2.0, otherwise, your computer does not have TPM 2.0 or does not have the feature enabled.

According to an analysis done by the folks at The Verge, the new Windows 11 will only be compatible with Intel Core processors from the 8th generation onwards, as well as newer Apollo Lake and Pentium and Celeron. The system is also restricted to AMD Ryzen 2000 onwards and EPYC 2nd generation chips or newer.

Intel Processors Compatible With Windows 11

  • Intel 8th Gen (Coffee Lake)
  • Intel 9th ​​Gen (Coffee Lake Refresh)
  • Intel 10th Gen (Comet Lake)
  • Intel 10th Gen (Ice Lake)
  • Intel 11th Gen (Rocket Lake)
  • Intel 11th Gen (Tiger Lake)
  • Intel Xeon Skylake-SP
  • Intel Xeon Cascade Lake-SP
  • Intel Xeon Cooper Lake-SP
  • Intel Xeon Ice Lake-SP

Windows 11 Compatible AMD Processors

  • AMD Ryzen 2000
  • AMD Ryzen 3000
  • AMD Ryzen 4000
  • AMD Ryzen 5000
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000
  • AMD EPYC 2nd Gen
  • AMD EPYC 3rd Gen

So, you guys must check out the above requirements to get the Windows 11 upgrade.

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