If you are curious to find out if your Windows 10 PC has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), here is a simple method which will help you to determine it. Just follow the steps in this article.
Trusted Platform Module is a special security standard which describes a hardware chip embedded in your PC's motherboard. When a Trusted Platform Module is present in a device, it allows to secure cryptographic operations like generation of cryptographic keys or secure device authentication. For example, BitLocker can utilize TPM to secure and protect keys used for drive encryption. The TPM can also be used as a replacement for smart cards. In Windows 10, the TPM is also used to protect credential data.
To find if your Windows 10 device has a TPM (Trusted Platform Module), you can use the built-in Device Manager tool.
- Press Win + X keys together on the keyboard and click Device Manager.
Tip: you can customize the Win + X menu of Windows 10.
- Expand the "Security Devices" node and see if it has a "Trusted Platform Module" listed.This means that you have a Trusted Platform Module:
It should also show you if what version of the TPM standard your PC supports - whether it is TPM 1.2 or TPM 2.0. In my case it is TPM 2.0.
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