What you need to know
- ASUS released BIOS updates that prepare several motherboards for Windows 11.
- The updates enable a Trusted Platform Module 2.0, which is a minimum requirement for Windows 11.
- Updates are available for both AMD and Intel chipsets, which are on several motherboards from ASUS.
Windows 11 might not have an official release date yet, but companies are preparing hardware for the new operating system. ASUS recently released BIOS updates that allow several motherboards to work with Windows 11 (via Neowin). Both AMD and Intel chipsets have updates available, allowing the best ASUS motherboards to support Windows 11.
The updates enable a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, which is a minimum requirement for Windows 11. ASUS has a complete list of motherboards that will support Windows 11 (opens in new tab). The same page also has steps on how to install the latest updates.
TPM 2.0 support is one of the more controversial and confusing minimum requirements for Windows 11. A Trusted Platform Module has been required on new PCs since 2016, but PC makers haven't been required to enable them up to this point. As a result, some people that check if their PC is compatible with Windows 11 will think that they're missing a required component. For most people, the reality is that they just need to enable TPM 2.0.
Our Richard Devine has a complete guide on what a Trusted Platform Module is and how that affects PCs from upgrading to Windows 11.
With these updates, several PCs with ASUS motherboards can try out the latest Insider preview build of Windows 11 or just prepare for when the operating system rolls out later this year.
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It's great news that motherboard vendors are finally enabling certain important features by default. Shame that they only bother when it becomes a requirement for Windows 11 when these same features also benefit Windows 10, but hey better late than never.
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