Have you seen an error message while trying to boot Valorant saying “This Version of Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot” and need a fix? If you’ve encountered the VAN9001 error while attempting to play Valorant, it’s likely because Riot Games’ security software, Vanguard, is prompting this issue. This error often occurs on Windows 11 computers.
For Vanguard to function correctly, both TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot must be enabled on your Windows system. If you encounter the VAN9001 error, it’s likely because one or both of these features are either disabled or not supported on your device.
How to Fix Valorant: This Version of Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot
Verifying Support for Secure Boot
- Type “System Information” in the Windows Search bar and open the System Information window.
- Select “System Summary” from the left panel.
- If “UEFI” is listed in the Value column next to “BIOS Mode,” and the “Secure Boot State” is either “On” or “Off,” your device supports Secure Boot.
Checking TPM Support
In order to check if your system supports TPM, open up Powershell with administrator rights and run the get-tpm command. You will get a list of values. You need to check the first one, the TpmPresent. If it’s True then you can go ahead and enable it. If it’s false then your motherboard doesn’t support TPM.
Enabling TPM and Secure Boot on Windows
To enable TPM and Secure Boot, you’ll need to access your BIOS/UEFI settings. The exact method to access these settings can vary by manufacturer, so make sure to check your motherboard manufacturer’s documentation for instructions.
What to Do If Secure Boot and TPM Are Both Enabled, Yet the Error Persists
If you’ve ensured that both TPM and Secure Boot are enabled, and the error persists, consider the following steps:
- Ensure your operating system is up-to-date and install any pending Windows updates.
- If you’re using third-party antivirus software, temporarily disable it while you might also need to disable Windows Defender temporarily to rule out firewall restrictions.
- If all else fails, your best bet would be uninstalling and reinstalling Valorant altogether
These are all the tips we can give you in order to fix the “This Version of Vanguard Requires TPM 2.0 & Secure Boot” for Valorant. If the issue persists even after all that, you can always revert to Windows 10 and run the game again.
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