There are a few prerequisites that you’ll need to have in place before you can upgrade to Windows 11. Namely, you’ll need to have TPM 1.2 or higher enabled on your machine. Here’s how to check to see that you do and how to fix it, if possible. All of these fixes apply to a Windows 10 OS hoping to update to Windows 11:
Check to see if your TPM settings are compatible for Windows 11:
- Hit your Windows key and type in “Insider Program”
- If you don’t meet the requirements, you cannot join the Insider Program. You’ll see this sad message:
There may still be hope though! Maybe TPM is just disabled…
How to check to see if TPM is disabled or unavailable
- Hit your Windows Key and type in Bitlocker
- At the bottom left, click on TPM Administration
- If you see this, TPM may need to be enabled in your BIOS
Update your BIOS and enable TPM for MSI Motherboards
- Click the Start menu and select Settings.
- Select Update and Security.
- Click Recovery.
- Under Advanced startup, click Restart now.
- Select Troubleshoot.
- Choose Advanced options.
- Select UEFI Firmware Settings.
- Click Restart to restart the system and enter UEFI (BIOS).
Enable Security TPM in the BIOS
- Click on Advanced
- Under Settings > Security > Trusted Computing make sure Security Device Support is Enabled and TPM Device Selection is PTT
- Save these changes, exit, and reboot.
That’s it! Head back to your original options and you should see nothing but positive things now.