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How to enable TPM to install Windows 11 on Hyper-V, VMware, and VirtualBox?

How to enable TPM to install Windows 11

In this post, we explain how to enable TPM to install Windows 11 on Hyper-V, VMware, and VirtualBox.

Many Windows 10 users are eager to upgrade to this new operating system, whereas many users are disappointed. The reason for frustration is that Microsoft added a prerequisite requirement for a TPM 2.0 chip to run this new OS.

The problem is that some computers with relatively new processors don’t include this chip on the board. So, users with such computers cannot conventionally run Windows 11. They might be able to install it manually via unsupported hacks. But if manual installation is adopted, the system will not receive subsequent updates.

Enabling TPM in Hyper-V:

Although your processor is not included in the official list, it is possible to activate VMTPM in Hyper-V virtually.

When you have the Hyper-V Manager on your screen, the virtual machines being created will also appear. So, you only need to find out the one which relates to Windows 11.

After you find it, you need to right-click on it. From the available options, choose the ‘Configuration’.

Therefore, in the ‘Security’ section of the new window being displayed in the right panel, you found the option needed to be activated. Now you only need to check the ‘Activate Trusted Platform Module‘ box for installing Windows 11.

Click on ‘OK’ to save changes.

Enabling TPM in VMware:

The virtualization program VMware Workstation Pro is compatible with TPM 2.0. With the use of VMware as a hypervisor, you can add a virtual processor through TPM technology to an encrypted VM.

Firstly, to encrypt a virtual machine, shut down the virtual machine because it cannot be encrypted if it is powered on. Now you need to edit the ‘Settings‘ and click on the ‘VMware Options‘ tab. Now open ‘Access Control‘, and then you can activate the encryption of the VM.

To ensure the encryption process goes on flawlessly, setting a password for this virtualized element is necessary. Based on the virtual machine’s size, the encryption process might take some time, so be patient. After the encryption is done, you can edit the virtual machine’s configuration and then click on ‘Access Control‘ to make sure everything operates smoothly.

Enabling TPM in VirtualBox:

After you have encrypted the virtual machine, the next step is to enable TPM in VMware. Firstly, please turn off the virtual machine and open its configuration. Now open the ‘Hardware tab‘ and click on ‘Add.’

In the box that shows up on the screen, you have to select ‘Trusted Platform Module‘ and finally click ‘Finish.’ Once enabled, you can confirm it within the virtual machine settings because it will now show as active.

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