Computer Users Take Note, Asus Is Releasing Update To Enable Windows 11 Support For Its Motherboards
Asus has become one of the leading PC makers to solve the TPM issue on its Windows 11 motherboards.
- Asus is currently rolling out BIOS updates for a range of its motherboards.
- After the update, TPM, one of the system requirements for Windows 11, will be enabled by default.
- Some motherboards will receive BIOS updates a little later.
The system requirements for Windows 11 include the Trusted Mobile Platform (TPM) security module to be enabled on the computer. But while a handful of newer laptops and PCs come with TPM enabled in the BIOS settings, most older PCs haven’t enabled it, causing a lot of confusion. Asus has now stepped forward and released BIOS updates for its motherboards that use many different legacy processors. The idea is to enable TPM on all these PCs by default in the BIOS.
With the TPM now enabled in the BIOS, Asus’ various chipsets will be able to run Windows 11 as and when it becomes available. These chipsets include both AMD and Intel processors that Asus uses in its laptops. TPM was available on these machines even before the update, but it was not enabled by default. To activate it, the user would have to dive into the BIOS settings on their PC, to be confused by different names. This is because each manufacturer uses a different name for the TPMs. For example, “PTT” or “PSP fTPM” on these Asus PCs.
When the initial developer version of Windows 11 began rolling out earlier this year, Microsoft introduced the PC Health Check app to let users know whether or not their PCs developed the new Windows. Not all machines that did not have a TPM are supported, and although Microsoft’s application has started notifying users of the issue with their machines, it has not told them how they might fix it. Without TPM, users could not install Windows 11. But this application was not much help, even for users whose machines supported TPM but had it disabled by default. Asus is among the first manufacturers to try to solve this problem.
Asus has listed several motherboards that will receive these BIOS updates, but not all of them will receive the updates right away. On its website, Asus mentioned that BIOS updates for some motherboards are still “under testing.” But the number of such motherboards is relatively less than the number of motherboards for which you can download and install BIOS updates on your PC. Asus has detailed the BIOS update process on your machine on the same website.
Windows 11 will arrive in October, but if you want to experience it before that, developer preview and beta versions are available for download. You can install these versions on your PC only if you have enabled TPM. Previously, Microsoft had said that Windows 11 would not support 7th generation Intel and AMD Zen 1 processors, but due to the huge backlash, the software giant removed this restriction for early versions of Windows 11. Microsoft said he would learn lessons from his early running versions. on these older processors and decide later whether the final Windows 11 will support them or not.
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