Many PC users in China find themselves struggling to update to Windows 11 without TPM chips. Photo: Handout
Many PC users in China find themselves struggling to update to Windows 11 without TPM chips. Photo: Handout

How a banned encryption chip is stopping China from running Windows 11, for now

  • For any device looking to run Windows 11, Microsoft has made it a minimum system requirement for it to support the latest TPM 2.0 specification
  • China banned foreign TPM chips as far back as 1999 over national security concerns, and has adopted a home-grown equivalent amid clashes with US over tech

Topic |   China technology
Many PC users in China find themselves struggling to update to Windows 11 without TPM chips. Photo: Handout
Many PC users in China find themselves struggling to update to Windows 11 without TPM chips. Photo: Handout
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