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Windows 11 will be here before we know it. So ASUS is getting ready for the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system by updating the BIOS of many of its motherboards with automatic TPM support.

Why Automatic TPM Support Matters

Microsoft has decided to make TPM support a requirement for Windows 11. This caused a lot of confusion, as many people realized their computers didn’t have the option enabled in the BIOS. If the option was there, it was often labeled something like PTT or PSP fTPM, further adding to the confusion.

Thankfully, many motherboard manufacturers are getting ready for Windows 11 by either adding an option to turn TPM on manually or, in the case of ASUS, turning it on automatically. Many users aren’t comfortable messing with settings in the BIOS, so turning it on by default should create a far better user experience for most people who want to upgrade to Windows 11 and have everything work as expected.

ASUS posted a list of motherboards that’ll receive the update, and it’s extensive. Many boards have the update ready to go, but others are still listed as “Under Testing” as ASUS works to get them ready in time for the Windows 11 launch. The page also has a link to download the latest BIOS version if it’s ready for your particular motherboard.

(By the way, modern motherboards that support TPM actually use UEFI instead of a traditional BIOS, but many people still call the UEFI the “BIOS” anyway.)

If you’re unsure what all this means, we have a full breakdown of all things motherboard that’ll help you understand.

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