Windows 10 to Windows 11 | TPM and Compatibility

Today we will be covering how to upgrade to Windows 11, along with the compatible computer components. TPM 2.0 has caused a lot of confusion so lets straighten things out.

How to Upgrade:


1. First check to see if your current computer is compatible by using Microsoft's PC Health Check.

2. It is recommended to use Microsoft's built in back up tool just incase anything goes wrong.

3. Check for updates on Windows 10 by: Clicking the start button->Search Check for Updates-> Click the check for updates button.

4. Here you will see the Windows 11 upgrade.


Compatible Computer Parts:


Hardware:

Intel 8th gen CPU or higher

Listed here: Windows 11 Supported Intel processors.

Any newer AMD processor with Zen architecture.

Listed here: Windows 11 supported AMD processors.

TPM 2.0 motherboards

Listed here: Windows 11 Motherboards.

4GB of RAM

64GB of Storage

UEFI and Secure Boot Capable

Compatible with DirectX 12

Full list here: System Requirements


Troubleshooting:

If you have compatible hardware but can't upgrade, We highly recommend doing a bios reset. Most motherboards will have secure boot enabled and TPM enabled by default. If resetting the bios doesn't do the trick, look into your advanced settings for your motherboard and check these settings.


The last thing to look out for are motherboards without a TPM chip, but have a header on the motherboard where one can be plugged in. There are many different versions of these chips so make sure you get a TPM 2.0 chip and the right pinout before purchasing. These chips used to be relatively inexpensive around $30, however when Microsoft announced Windows 11 would require TPM 2.0 people started scalping these chips.


Check out: Windows 10 Maintenance.