Windows 11 is now more than a year and a half old, and one of its main problems continues to excite users: the requirements. Although there is an update on Windows X, Microsoft has changed many requirements for the user to be able to install the operating system and also use the main functions of this OS. One of the most difficult is the TPM, the security chip that motherboards have, and that without it Windows 11 cannot run. The problem comes when the system itself cannot recognize this chip, although it really is.
Microsoft constantly updates its operating system by adding new functions, features, and fixes. Version 2 is the latest update introducing some features that were left in the pipeline in 22H2. However, with these new features also come all kinds of bugs and problems, which cause from performance problems (a common bug with SSDs) to much more serious stability problems on PCs.
In addition, Windows 11 has been delayed for more than a year (specifically from June 2022), the problem is prevented from taking advantage of security measures. This flaw causes Windows Defender to be unable to detect the TPM chip in the system. And so it reveals to us an error like the following every time.
This error appears on all types of computers, even new PCs, which, of course, have TPM 2.0 available and ready. We can check this very easily by running the “tpm.msc” program.
This bug is present in all versions of Windows, including Insider Preview, in beta versions that allow Microsoft to experiment with changes and fixes. And, where it appears, it prevents us from using certain Windows Defender security features depending on this TPM chip. But this is not the worst, and it is because if Windows cannot detect the presence of this chip, in addition to which we do not use it to protect our data, it is possible that we are also left without updating. .
How to fix the problem
This is not the worst problem, but Microsoft can’t fix it. The company has been trying to solve this compatibility problem for 9 months now, and the only result is that month after month, the company’s forum is filled with users reporting this problem.
The cause of this problem is not well known, but not even Microsoft can solve it. They will probably continue to try to kill it, at least in the Insider Preview program, to try to make it possible for eligible users to use the advanced security features of the operating system. Most importantly, don’t run into incompatibility issues later.