One of the innovations in Windows 11 is that a TPM crypto module or its emulator is necessary to install the OS. To clarify the update process, motherboard manufacturers have published a comprehensive list of hardware that supports the latest operating system.
To enable the software support in compatible motherboards, you need to perform some manipulations in UEFI. The procedure will differ for devices from different manufacturers:
- ASUS. For models with Intel chipsets, in the Advanced section, choose Advanced/PCH-FW Configuration, and switch the PTT value to Enabled. For AMD versions, in the Advanced section, select Advanced/AMD fTPM Configuration, then switch the value of TPM Device Selection to the variant Firmware TPM.
- ASRock, GIGABYTE, Biostar. For Intel, go to the Security section and change the state of Intel Platform Trust Technology to Enabled. For AMD, go to the Advanced section, locate the item AMD fTPM Switch, and enable the AMD CPU fTPM parameter.
- MSI: For Intel, go to Security – Trusted Computing, and change TPM Device Selection to the variant named PTT. For the hardware based on AMD chips, enable the module by going to Security, then Security Device Support, then AMD fTPM Switch.
Although all the motherboards listed by the manufacturers boast software support for TPM technology, this does not guarantee their full compatibility with Windows 11. You need to take into account the processor requirements: it can’t be older than the generations of Intel Core 8 or AMD Ryzen 2000.