VMware Workstation adds TPM module compatible with Windows 11 system
This week, Microsoft adjusted the Windows 11 system virtual machine installation policy. The new policy requires that the installation of the system in a virtual machine also meets Microsoft’s minimum hardware requirements.
The most significant change is that the virtual machine must also support the TPM 2.0 security module, otherwise, an incompatibility error will also pop up during installation or upgrade.
The good news is that all mainstream virtual machines currently support or will support the trusted platform module, especially the virtualized trusted platform module so that older devices can also be successfully installed.
For example, VMware Workstation Pro supports the vTPM function, even if the physical machine does not have a TPM security module, it will not affect the virtual machine.
If you have installed a virtual machine but no trusted platform module causes an error, you can also add a virtual trusted platform module to achieve compatibility after the installation is complete.
To add a virtual trusted platform module, the following conditions must be met: The virtual machine must be booted by UEFI, needs to be shut down, and an access password needs to be added for encryption.
The UEFI boot is selected when the virtual machine is installed. If the virtual machine is installed without UEFI boot, the direct change may cause the system to fail to start.