If you’re like most people, you didn’t think about whether your PC had a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) until Microsoft made it part of its system requirements to run Windows 11, the upcoming new version of its operating system. We’ll explain what a TPM is, how you can find out whether your system has one, and how to enable it if it’s turned off.
What is a TPM?
A TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, is a security chip that can be embedded in a laptop or plugged into most desktop PCs. It’s basically a lockbox for keys, as well as an encryption device a PC can use to boost its security.