Activate TPM in BIOS for ASRock, Asus, MSi and Gigabyte

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TPM 2.0 is a basic requirement for Windows 11. We will show you how you can activate the feature in your computer’s BIOS if you are using a common mainboard from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte or MSi.

So that Windows 11 can be installed on a PC, Microsoft requires a so-called Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. This is either a separate chip on the mainboard or firmware on a separate mainboard microcontroller. In both cases, it is a security feature that signs digital certificates and generates security keys.

Most current motherboards support TPM 2.0 in one way or another. However, the feature is often deactivated by default and must first be activated in the computer’s BIOS. We’ll tell you how this works with the most important mainboard manufacturers.

Check that TPM 2.0 is enabled

To find out whether your computer has already activated TPM 2.0, you can use the Microsoft tool “PC Integrity Check” which for free download offered on the company’s website.

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The PC integrity check tells you whether your computer already has an activated TPM 2.0.

If the software detects that you have already activated TPM 2.0, you do not need to do anything. However, if the feature is not active, you can activate it manually on most systems via the BIOS.

Every motherboard is different

In the following we explain the activation of TPM 2.0 for the most common mainboards and BIOS systems. However, the individual manufacturers themselves offer different BIOS systems, so that the path to activate the TPM can be different for you. When in doubt, you should therefore always use the manual for your mainboard or look for instructions on the manufacturer’s website.

Activate TPM at ASRock

To get into the ASRock BIOS, you have to press and hold the F2 key after switching on the computer.

Intel processor

  1. Select the “Advanced Mode” and click on the “Security” tab.
  2. Search for the entry “Intel Platform Trust Technology” and set it to “Enabled”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

AMD processor

  1. Select the “Advanced” tab and click on “CPU Configuration”.
  2. Search for the entry “AMD fTPM switch” and set it to “AMD CPU fTPM”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

Activate TPM at Asus

Asus offers its customers a BIOS update with which the TPM 2.0 is activated automatically. You can usually download the BIOS update from the manufacturer’s website. You should also find instructions for installation there. However, you can also activate the TPM manually by pressing and holding the Del key after switching on the PC to enter the BIOS.

Intel processor

  1. Select the tab “Advanced” and then the entry “PCH-FW Configuration”.
  2. Search for the entry “PTT” and set it to “Enable”.
  3. Confirm the change with “Ok” and then press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

AMD processor

  1. Select the tab “Advanced” and then the entry “AMD fTPM configuration”.
  2. Search for the entry “TPM Device Selection” and set it to “Firmware TPM”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

Activate TPM at Biostar

To access the Biostar BIOS, press and hold the Del key after switching on the computer.

Intel processor

  1. Select the “Advanced” tab and click on the “Trusted Computing” entry.
  2. Search for the entry “TPM Device Selection” and set it to “PTT”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

AMD processor

  1. Select the “Advanced” tab and click on the “Trusted Computing” entry.
  2. Search for the entry “TPM Device Selection” and set it to “Enable”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

Activate TPM at Gigabyte

You can access Gigabyte’s BIOS by pressing and holding the Del key after switching on the computer.

Intel processor

  1. Select the “Peripherals” tab.
  2. Look for the entry “Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)” and set it to “Enabled”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

AMD processor

  1. Select the “Peripherals” tab.
  2. Search for the entry “AMD CPU fTPM” and set it to “Enabled”.
  3. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

Activate TPM at MSi

After switching on the computer, press the Del key and hold it down to enter the MSi BIOS.

Intel processor

  1. Click on “Settings” and select the entry “Security”.
  2. Search for the entry “Security Device Support” and click on it.
  3. Activate the entry “PTT”.
  4. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

AMD processor

  1. Click on “Settings” and select the entry “Security”.
  2. Search for the entry “Security Device Support” and click on it.
  3. Activate the entry “fTPM”.
  4. Press F10 to save the settings and exit the BIOS.

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