Windows 11 is the upcoming operating system from Microsoft, and it is the first major update after being on Windows 10 for over six years.
Windows 11 comes with many impressive new features like installing Android apps, better gaming and HDR performance, and a few minor design tweaks.
However, not all existing computers currently running Windows 10 will be compatible with Windows 11.
According to Microsoft’s official Windows 11 page, Windows 11 will only be compatible with computers with a TPM 2.0 Module.
TPM is a Trusted Platform Module, a security chip ordinarily found in high-end or business-focused computers.
Most computers that have a TPM chip installed generally use it for security-related features like hard drive encryption, BitLocker, and more.
Since it is one of the critical requirements to install Windows 11 on your computer, you need to make sure if your computer has a TPM chip installed or not.
How to check if your computer has the TPM chip module
Follow the below steps to check if your computer has a TPM chip.
Step 1: Open run dialog box
Open the Run dialog box by searching for it in the start menu or by using the shortcut keys Windows key + R
Step 2: Enter the command to open the TPM chip management module window
Now, type in the command tpm.msc and hit enter.
Step 3: Check for the status message
The TPM Management Window will now open, and in here under the status section, you can find either a status message that says “The TPM is ready for use” or an error message that says “Compatible TPM cannot be found.”
Unfortunately, if you get the error message, it means that your computer is incompatible and will not run Windows 11.