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acerinpa

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built a new PC with an I5 11400 - trying to install win11 via disc - windows message says the PC is not ready for win11- what the hell!!!
 

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Motherboard is MSI B560M-A pro. I do not know what a TPM Chip even is or how to add it - but I looked it up and no I did not add it. I am obviously out of touch these days as I build my PC's to last - the PC's I am replacing are over 7 years old and were originally Win7 - undated to win10. So , I have not had to load a new OS onto a new system in 7 years. I looked up the MOBO on MSI website and yes it has a TPM ( version 2) - but I do not think I "activated it" if it does not default to that setting . Might be the issue- I will check that out today. Thanks

edit: Bios version is dates 4/19/2021, version = E 7D20IMS.210
 
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After looking up on the MSI web site, I see no mention of a TPM chip provided with this board. I looked in the bios manual and there is a bios setting to enable the "software" TPM option and for a hardware TPM too, but still I do not see any mention of a TPM chip provided for the TPM module connector on the board.
Bios manual here, look on page 27 for reference
https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/Intel500BIOS.pdf
The bios manual on that page 27 tells you how to enable the ppt option for a software TPM
I'll look else where for anything for that relates to a TPM chip supplied for this board but I would think if they provided one you would have got it with all the other mobo parts in the box.
 
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PP Mguire

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IF you want to deal with that crap, just enable the software tpm and you're done. Otherwise, I suggest using Rufus to make a bootable install media and disable the dumb requirements.
 

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If you bought a new board and it cannot run Windows 11 (to be honest why would you want to run Win 11 anyway) then it isn't a current board. send it back and ask for a refund.
 

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If you bought a new board and it cannot run Windows 11 (to be honest why would you want to run Win 11 anyway) then it isn't a current board. send it back and ask for a refund.
Any board can run W11 recent or not. Most boards don't come with software TPM enabled by default.
 

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It's not like Windows 11 just came out yesterday. Mobo manufacture's should add these chips in the box, after all they do provide a port connector on the board and by now it only makes sense to throw a chip in the goody bag of parts....yes I'm sure they will have to charge $20. extra for a $2. to manufacture chip
 
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