December 5, 2023


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Does Windows 11 require TPM 2.0? We have good news and bad news

After initially claiming that Windows 11 won’t work on a PC without a TPM 2.0 (or Trusted Platform Module), Microsoft has now confirmed to Tom’s Guide that the OS actually requires only the older, much more common TPM 1.2 module — but also that if you install Windows 11 on a machine without a TPM 2.0 chip, you’ll be taking a risk.

According to the latest reporting and what we’ve heard directly from Microsoft, you can indeed install Windows 11 on older PCs that don’t meet the Windows 11 system requirements. On those machines, Windows 11 will run in an “unsupported state” that may cause you to miss out on important security fixes and Windows updates.  

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