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How to Check and Enable TPM 2.0 on Your PC(Lenovo, HP, Dell)

checking and enabling tpm 2.0

TPM(Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 is required by Windows 11. In this article we’ll show you how to check the status of TPM and how to enable TPM 2.0 on Lenovo, HP and Dell PCs.

Check the Status of TPM on Windows

We can use following 2 ways to check if TPM is detected and enabled, as well as the version of TPM.

Check in the TPM Management Tool:

  1. Press Windows key + R and open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type tpm.msc. Press Enter.
  3. Check the Status.

Check in Windows Settings:

  1. Select Start menu and Settings.
  2. Select Update & Security.
  3. Select Windows Security.
  4. Check under Device security.

Enable TPM 2.0 on Lenovo PCs

According to the research, in 2014 Q1, Lenovo had the highest market share, shipments and increment. And since 2018, all Lenovo PCs are manufactured with TPM 2.0 enabled by default.

How to enable TPM:

  1. Select Update & Security under Windows Settings.
  2. Select Recovery.
  3. Choose Restart now under Advanced startup.
  4. Select Troubleshoot.
  5. Select Advanced options.
  6. Select UEFI Firmware Settings.
  7. Select Restart.
  8. Select the Security tab in the BIOS.
  9. Select Security Chip.
  10. Verify the Security Chip Type is TPM 2.0 and that Security Chip is Enabled.

Here is a short video tutorial from Lenovo:

Enable TPM 2.0 on HP PCs

HP has also provided the steps to enable TPM 2.0 in its BIOS.

  1. Restart the computer, and then press f10 to open BIOS Setup Utility.BIOS Setup Utility Security menu
  2. On the Security tab, check to see if the TPM Device option is Hidden.
  3. Change the TPM Device option to Available.
  4. Change the TPM State option to Enabled.
  5. Press f10 to exit, and then click Yes to save changes. If prompted, press f1 to confirm the changes and restart the computer.

Here is a short video tutorial from Youtube:

Enable TPM 2.0 on Dell PCs

Dell has multiple product lines and multiple versions of BIOS, therefore we should follow corresponding steps to complete this task.

Latitude, OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro, and select XPS:

  1. Expand the Security section.
  2. Select TPM 2.0 Security.
  3. Select TPM On.
  4. Select Apply.
  5. Select Exit.

Alienware:

  1. Select Security.
  2. Set Firmware TPM to enabled.
  3. Select Exit.
  4. Select Save Changes.

Or, try these steps.

  1. Select Security.
  2. Set Firmware TPM to enabled
  3. Press F10 to Save and Exit.

We hope the methods in this article work for you. These methods are referenced from:

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