Welcome to Tech Edge.. As of recording this video Microsoft has very recently announced the hardware compatibility requirements for Windows 11.. One that stood out is Trusted Platform Technology or TPM Version 2.0.. Today, we’re going to give you a crash course on what TPM is what it does, why it’s important, and why it’s been such a focus of the Windows? 11 announcement., The security of digital information, has been a hot topic from the moment. Digital information became a thing.. Security has only grown in importance, as that information has become more sensitive and attacks on it, more sophisticated., Providing a secure barrier between the information on a computer and the attackers who wish to access. It is the role of a Trusted Platform. Module. TPM now, in its second generation TPM 2.0 acts as a secure, crypto processor, generating storing and limiting the use of cryptographic keys required to access system. Files. Simple everyday terminology: there right The truth is there’s, nothing simple about TPM, but perhaps the most important aspect is actually right there in the name., The module in Trusted Platform. Module has traditionally been exactly that a physical chip, that’s soldered onto a motherboard and provides your computer with what amounts to a digital fingerprint.. That fingerprint is then required to access any of the information stored on your system. Because it’s physically located inside your machine attackers, are much less likely to have any luck. Spoofing tampering with or defeating its protections. TPM can be leveraged to encrypt your storage drive.

. This protects your data, including your identity and operating system files, where traditional anti malware solutions are vulnerable.. Encryption also protects your data in the case of physical theft. Hardware based. TPM has been around for a while, but more recently, both AMD and Intel have begun implementing firmware. Tpm or fTPM solutions., For example, Intel’s Platform, Trust Technology or PTT found in some Intel chipsets provides the same TPM 2.0 security protocols without the need for an additional physical chip. To your operating system and applications. Ptt looks and acts exactly like TPM.. The difference is computers with Intel, PTT or AMD’s built in firmware version. Don’T require a dedicated, crypto, processor or memory.. Firmware TPM enables more devices, including lower cost, lower power systems to support the same root of trust concepts enabled by hardware based TPM.. This is especially helpful in the industrial PC space as it lets organizations establish the same rigorous levels of security on endpoints and gateways as on desktop hardware.. Importantly, these firmware 2.0 solutions also meet Microsoft, Windows, 11 requirements, meaning systems with Intel, PTT or AMD’s. Ftpm solution should be in the clear for Windows, 11 support.. So what does all of this mean for upgrading your OS? Microsoft is clearly taking a stand when it comes to security. They’ve, provided a full list of processors compatible with Windows 11, which is linked in the description. It’s important to mention here that Microsoft has actually updated their compatibility page for Windows 11, since their original announcement.

. That page now includes a single list of minimum hardware requirements, including mention of TPM v2.0.. They also offer a downloadable PC health tool that will check your system for compatibility. Before running the PC health tool. You’Ll want to ensure that, if available, TPM, PTT or fTPM are enabled on your system, which is easily done in the BIOS., Even systems that feature these technologies don’t always ship with the setting turned on and that’s been causing a fair bit of confusion for users running This check, following the Microsoft announcement. We’ve included links in the video description that can help walk you through checking your system and adjusting the appropriate settings.. Now could all of this change? Yes. We’re still months away from Windows 11, making its debut and Microsoft, has said that they’ll continue to evaluate hardware requirements as they release the new OS to their Windows. Insiders and partner OEMs, like OnLogic we’ll, keep you updated.. So if you found this video helpful be sure to subscribe and give this video a like., If you still have questions, leave them in the comments..