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How do I get Windows 11?

Most users will go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking Check for Updates. If available, you'll see Feature update to Windows 11. Click Download and install. CNETWindows 11: Price, compatibility, release date and features for Microsoft's big new update

Does Windows 11 require TPM?

Windows 11 will only run on PCs that have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which are chips built into the PC in order to protect sensitive data, like encryption keys. LivemintWhy Windows 11 requires TPM chips

When will Windows 11 roll out?

According to a post from Microsoft's official Twitter account, the rollout of Windows 11 to existing users of Windows 10 will start in the first half of 2022 “and will be delivered over several months”. The only devices that will feature Windows 11 will be new devices launching in Q4. Notebookcheck.netMicrosoft: Windows 10 devices will get Windows 11 for free, but not until 2022

What is a TPM chip?

TPM, or Trusted Platform Module, is a hardware chip that is integrated into CPUs and motherboards. The chip essentially offers a hardware level barricade, instead of just software based segregation of accessible data on your PC. News18Windows 11 Upgrade: What is the TPM Chip That Has Caused So Much Confusion for All?

Windows 11 Free Upgrades Won't Arrive Until Next Year - IGN

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Responding to a user on Twitter, the official Windows account confirmed that Windows 11 will launch later this year and will be "delivered" over the next several months. However, active and eligible devices will receive the Windows 11 upgrade "through the first half" of 2022.

Windows 11 is due out later in 2021 and will be delivered over several months. The rollout of the upgrade to Windows 10 devices already in use today will begin in 2022 through the first half of that year.

While this may not be ideal for people eager to use Windows 11 as soon as it is released, this does make sense in some regard – Windows 10 users eligible for the upgrade will receive Windows 11 on their PCs as if it were a Windows 10 update.

There is also the possibility that some bugs and issues may appear on Windows 11 at release. Waiting to roll out free upgrades would give Microsoft the time to address any problems before rolling out the free upgrade. The computing giant did something similar in 2018 when it delayed its October update by a month after some users who installed the update reported losing files.

To receive a free upgrade to Windows 11, PC owners need Windows 10 installed on their PC and must meet the minimum requirements needed to run the forthcoming Windows OS, such as having a Windows 10 computer that features a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

Don't have TPM support? Try one of these motherboard modules.

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Best trusted platform modules (TPM) Windows Central 2021

Microsoft confirmed with the official launch of Windows 11 that a trusted platform module (TPM) 2.0 will be a "soft" requirement. It's still early days and we're not entirely just how this requirement will be enforced, but most PCs should be okay to meet this requirement. If for some reason your PC doesn't support TPM and you want to get ahead of the game to support Windows 11, we've rounded up some TPM add-ons for compatible boards. This is required only if you cannot activate TPM through the UEFI BIOS.

This TPM 2.0 module is designed by ASUS for its Intel motherboards. Please make sure your motherboard has a TPM header.

This TPM 2.0 module is designed by ASRock for its Intel motherboards. Please make sure your motherboard has a TPM header.

This TPM 2.0 module is designed by MSI for its Intel motherboards. Please make sure your motherboard has a TPM header.

It's important to check with your motherboard manual to make sure you actually have a TPM header to install one of these security modules. It's also important to remember that most CPUs and motherboards released in the past few years should support Windows 11 out of the box. You can activate TPM through the UEFI BIOS on most platforms. These modules should be considered a last resort (or if you feel hardware security trumps all).

We don't recommend mixing TPMs and motherboards. If you own an ASUS motherboard with a TPM header, it's best to use the ASUS TPM alone. The same goes for other motherboard manufacturers. If you'd rather buy a new motherboard and be certain you're ready to go, we've rounded up the best motherboards for the latest AMD and Intel CPUs.

Probably not. We're still not sure how hard a requirement Microsoft will make TPMs. If your motherboard and CPU combo support firmware-based TPM, you'll be good to go with Windows 11. All that's required is a few changes to your UEFI BIOS and Windows should be able to run just fine.

A physical TPM is required only if your PC does not support TPM without a physical add-on module present.

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