Does my Compix System support Windows 11?
Compix systems may support Windows 11 Pro 64bit if purchased 2020 or later. Systems purchased before 2020 may still be compatible but haven't been internally tested. Because Compix hardware changes frequently and Windows 11 has specific hardware requirements to work, please verify the system's compatibility before install.
Please note, Windows 11 only allows Offline accounts for the Pro version, you will need valid internet access when setting up accounts for Home, so Win11 Pro 64bit is highly recommended.
You may need to enable TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) on your motherboard for compatibility before the Windows installation.
If your Compix system was purchased in 2020 or later, please enable TPM 2.0 in the BIOS by doing the following:
Restart the system. When first restarting, press the DEL key repeatedly until the BIOS opens.
Within, go to the Advanced Mode -> Settings -> Miscellaneous
Verify the setting Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT) is Enabled. If not, Enable, press F10 to Save & Restart. Go back into the BIOS and continue.
Now go to Trusted Computing
Enable the Security Device Support feature
Afterwards, change the TPM2.0 UEFI Spec Version to TCG_2
Press Save and Restart. If you do not see the menu path above, look through the BIOS and locate TPM2.0 UEFI or Security Device Support settings in the Advanced Mode.
If your Compix system was purchased before 2020, verify and ensure TPM 2.0 is enabled on your system by doing the following.
Method 1: Use Windows Security app
Run Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Security -> Device Security a) If you do not see a Security processor section on this screen, your system may have a TPM that is disabled. ***See how to enable TPM below.*** If you are able to enable TPM, complete the next step to verify that it is a TPM 2.0. b) If you see an option for Security processor details under Security processor, select that and verify that your Specification version is 2.0. If it is less than 2.0, your system does not meet the Windows 11 requirements.
Method 2: Use the Microsoft Management Console
Press [Windows Key] + R or select Start -> Run.
Type tpm.msc and choose OK. a) If you see a message saying a "Compatible TPM cannot be found", your Compix system may have a TPM that is disabled. ***See how to enable TPM below.*** If you are able to enable the TPM, complete the next step to verify that it is a TPM 2.0. b) If you see a message confirming TPM is ready to use, check Specification Version under TPM Manufacturer Information to verify it is 2.0. If it is less than 2.0, your system does not meet the Windows 11 requirements.
***How to enable TPM***
If you need to enable TPM, these settings are managed via the UEFI BIOS (System firmware) and vary based on your motherboards BIOS settings.
From the next screen, choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings > Restart to make the changes. These settings are sometimes contained in a sub-menu in the UEFI BIOS labeled Advanced, Security, or Trusted Computing. The option to enable the TPM may be labeled Security Device, Security Device Support, TPM State, AMD fTPM switch, AMD PSP fTPM, Intel PTT, or Intel Platform Trust Technology.