If you’re considering upgrading or install Windows 11 on your Dell Inspiron laptops and want to enable TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot then you are on the right spot. Here, you’ll learn how to enable TPM 2.0 (PTT) & Secure Boot from BIOS settings on Dell Inspiron laptops.
Nowadays, new computers have a function known as Secure Boot. Do you have any thoughts about it? Secure Boot is a feature of Microsoft’s Windows 8 and later versions of the Windows operating system.
A regular BIOS, as we know, will boot from anywhere, but Secure Boot, which works on top of UEFI, is designed to ensure that the Windows operating system is secure from Malware. To put it another way, Secure Boot assures that a device boots only with software approved by the Original Equipment Manufacturer.
There are two types of security: software security and hardware security. When done correctly, software security is an effective way of stopping hackers from infiltrating a system. However, because software is more flexible by nature — its code can be updated — there is always the possibility that a clever hacker or an exploit may be discovered, allowing attackers to access critical information.
As the name indicates, hardware security is hardcoded. The cryptographic keys are unchangeable unless the hacker knows exactly what they are in advance.
“PCs of the future require this contemporary hardware root-of-trust to help guard against both common and complex assaults like ransomware, as well as more sophisticated attacks from nation-states,” said David Weston, director of the enterprise and OS security at Microsoft, in a blog post. “By mandating the TPM 2.0, we raise the bar for hardware security by demanding that built-in root-of-trust.”
The TPM chip interacts with various security mechanisms on a PC. To grant users access, all devices, whether a fingerprint reader or Windows Hello face recognition, must communicate with the TPM.
TPMs are used by programs such as Outlook, Firefox, and Chrome, in addition to security systems.
How to Enable TPM & Secure Boot on Dell from BIOS
So, without wasting any time, here are the steps to enable both TPM and Secure on Dell Inspiron laptops from the BIOS settings:
Enable Secure Boot on Dell Inspiron from BIOS
- Press the F2 key to go directly to Dell BIOS.
- Select Boot Configuration from the left-hand side and then turn on Enable Secure Boot under the Secure Boot menu.
Enable TPM 2.0 (PTT) on Dell Inspiron from BIOS
Some Dell systems do not include a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module, instead of relying on PTT (Platform Trust Technology). PTT is a less expensive alternative to the TPM that performs the same functions. There isn’t much of a distinction between TPM and PTT in terms of how they interact with bit locker from an OS standpoint.
Press the F2 key to go directly to Dell BIOS.
Select Security from the left-hand side pane and then turn on Intel Platform Trust Technology On under the Intel Platform Trust Technology menu.
Once, you have enabled both PTT and Secure Boot, click EXIT on the bottom right-hand corner.
If you’re prompted that Do you want to save changes? Simply, Select Yes.
How to Verify that Secure Boot is Enabled on Dell
- Press Windows key + R to open Run.
msinfo32and press enter.
- System Information will open, and System Summary should be selected by default.
- On the right side of this screen, look for BIOS Mode and Secure Boot State. If Secure Boot is enabled, the BIOS Mode will show “UEFI,” and the Secure Boot state will show “On”.
How to Check If TPM 2.0 is Enabled or Not in Dell Laptops?
- Right-click on the Start menu button and then select Device Manager.
- Expand the Security devices option.
- Confirm the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 entry exists.
So, these were the steps to enable TPM 2.0 (PTT) and Secure Boot on Dell Inspiron laptops from the BIOS setup.