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 on many of the motherboards with automatic TPM support.
Why is automatic TPM support important?
Microsoft has decided to make TPM support a requirement for Windows 11. This created a lot of confusion, as many realized that their computers did not have the option enabled in the BIOS. If the option was there, something like PTT or PSP fTPM was often labeled, which further increased the confusion.
Fortunately, many motherboard manufacturers are getting ready for Windows 11 by either adding an option to turn on the TPM manually or, for ASUS, turning it on automatically. Many users are not comfortable messing with BIOS settings, so turning it on by default should create a far better user experience for most people who want to upgrade to Windows 11 and make everything work as expected.
ASUS has released a list of motherboards that will receive the update, and it is comprehensive. Many boards have the update ready for use, but others are still listed as “Under Testing” as ASUS is working to get them ready in time for the launch of Windows 11. The site also has a link to download the latest BIOS version if it is ready for your motherboard.
(By the way, modern motherboards that support TPM actually use UEFI instead of a traditional BIOS, but many people still call UEFI “BIOS” anyway.)
If you are unsure what all this means, we have a complete overview of all motherboards that will help you understand.