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The term “TPM” is often used with Windows 11. We’ll tell you what’s behind it and why your PC should have one.

The TPM chip protects your system from attacks. (Source: Janaka /Depositphotos.com)

This means TPM: a security chip in electronic devices

Anyone who takes a look at the Windows 11 system requirements will come across the term TPM bog down. What is it all about?

abbreviation TPM Stands for Trusted Platform Unit. It is a security chip installed on the main board and intended to protect the system. During the boot process, for example, it checks if the system has been compromised by malware.

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This TPM chip is not only found in computers, but also in smartphones, for example. It is already supported by Windows 10, but Microsoft has not yet made its use a prerequisite for installing the operating system. So the chip is often deactivated and must be activated first in the BIOS.

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