The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a security chip that helps protect your computer from malware and other attacks. It plays an important role in the installation of Windows 11 and is also an integral part of a number of security features such as Windows Hello and BitLocker.
If TPM needs to be removed for any reason, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will show you 4 ways to remove TPM on Windows 11.
While TPM protects sensitive data and prevents hacking attempts from being generated through computer hardware, here are some situations where you should remove TPM on your computer.
It is completely safe to delete TPM on your computer. However, keep in mind that this action will delete all TPM-generated encryption keys and associated protected data. This data contains information related to the virtual smart card or login PIN.
Therefore, it is important to back up Windows data protected by TPM to prevent any data loss.
TPM Management Console allows you to manage the TPM installed on your computer. You can use it to enable or disable TPM, delete TPM and manage TPM keys.
To use it to clear or reset the TPM, follow these steps:
1. Press the Win + R keys together to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type tpm.msc in the search bar and press Enter.
3. Click the Clear TPM option in the Actions section.
4. Click Restart.
Your computer will now reboot to complete the TPM reset process.
To remove the TPM using the Windows Security application, follow these steps:
1. Open the Start menu, type Windows Security in the search bar and press Enter.
2. Select Device security from the left sidebar and click Security processor details
3. Click Security processor troubleshooting .
4. Select the reason to delete the TPM from the Select drop-down menu.
5. Click Clear TPM .
6. Click Clear and restart .
Your computer will now reboot. Then you’ll have to set up Windows Hello if you’ve used it before.
Windows PowerShell is a command-line tool that allows you to perform advanced operations on your computer.
To use PowerShell to remove TPM, open Windows PowerShell with admin rights, type Clear-Tpm and press Enter.
You can configure the computer’s security layers, including TPM, from the BIOS. Here are the steps to reset TPM from BIOS:
1. Restart the computer and press the BIOS key (usually the F2 or Del key) to access the BIOS menu.
2. Switch to the Security tab.
3. Click the Clear TPM option and select Yes from the prompt.
4. Switch to the Exit tab and select Save Changes and Exit . Then select Yes.
It is done! Your computer will restart and you will have the option to set up a pin on the login screen, indicating that you have successfully cleared the TPM.