Windows 11The launch is happening at lightning speed.The new version includes many changes, which means there will be some compatibility issues you haven't encountered in Windows 10 before.
forWindows 11, your computer has to meet some strict requirements from Microsoft, which has caused a lot of confusion and frustration among users.Fortunately, there are several ways to bypass the installation requirements and install Windows 11 on an incompatible PC, so all is not lost.So, let's see how you can eliminate Windows 11 compatibility checks!
What are the installation requirements for Windows 11?
It is important to understand that the minimum specifications required to install a new OS version differ from the recommended specifications.This is absolutely necessary:
1. Intel, AMD or Qualcomm dual-core 1-bit processor running at 64 GHz or faster
2. At least 4GB of RAM
3. At least 64GB of storage space
4. Support and enable UEFI Secure Boot
5. Trusted Platform Module (TPM), Version 2.0
6. Support DirectX 12 or higher, use WDDM 2.0 driver
7. High Definition (720p) monitor, 9 inches or larger, 8 bits per color channel
Windows 11's strict compatibility checks are the most processor-critical, and older hardware is less likely to pass them.
What happens if you install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware?
When you try to install Windows 11 on an incompatible PC, you'll get a warning saying 'Your PC will no longer be supported and is not authorized to receive updates'.
Fortunately, Microsoft allows users to bypass the minimum installation requirements, allowing them to use the operating system without a hitch.Microsoft itself has published a method that involves modifying the Registry Editor.We discuss this method in detail below.
Simply put, installing Windows by bypassing the minimum installation requirements will not harm the system in any way, so it is completely safe and you can start the installation with one of the methods listed below.
1. Use the Windows11Upgrade tool on GitHub
It's easiest to bypass Windows 11's installation requirements using the Windows 11 Upgrade tool, which provides options for in-place upgrades and clean installs.
Here's how to install and use it:
1. AccessWindows11UpgradeToolThe official GitHub page of .
2. Click on the file named Windows11Upgrade_EN.zip and wait for the download to complete.
3. The downloaded file should be in ZIP format.Navigate to the download location and right-click the file.
4. Select Extract All from the context menu.
5. Once done, access the extracted folder, right-click the Windows11Upgrade file, and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
6. You should now see a popup with two options.If you already have an ISO file, click Choose Windows 11 ISO file.If you don't have the Windows 11 ISO file, click the Download Windows 11 ISO file option.
7. Locate and select the ISO file.
8. Now it should give you three options; Upgrade, Data Only and Clean Install.
9. Select your preferred options and click Install System.
10. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 11.
2. Bypassing TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements
The Trusted Module Platform (TPM) protects data from hacking and other threats at the hardware level.On the other hand, UEFI-level Secure Boot prevents any operating system from booting without user authorization.
Below we've listed two ways to bypass Windows 11's TMP 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements.Please choose the method that best suits you.
1. Using Rufus
In this method, we will use a third-party program called Rufus to bypass the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements.
Here's what you need to do:
1. If you don't have the Windows 11 ISO file, go toWindows 11 downloadpage.
2. In the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) section, select Windows 11 and click Download.
3. Confirm your language selection to continue.
4. Click the 64-bit download link to download the ISO file.
5. When finished, download Rufus Version 3.16 Beta 2.
6. To run Rufus, double-click the downloaded exe file.
7. Then connect the USB drive to your computer.
8. Click SELECT and select the ISO file you downloaded.
9. In the Rufus dialog, expand the drop-down menu under Image and select the Extended Windows 11 Installation (No TPM/no Secure Boot/8GB-RAM) option.By selecting this option, you'll skip Windows 11's Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 requirements, as well as the minimum requirement for 8GB of RAM.
10. Finally, to create the Windows 11 installation media, click START.
2. Use the Media Creation Tool
In the second method, we will use the Media Creation Tool to bypass the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements.However, please note that this method only works with NTFS formatted operating system partitions.
If you're using FAT32, skip to the method below.Otherwise, follow the steps mentioned below:
1. First, create a bootable Windows 10 USB stick by using the Media Creation Tool.
2. Once the process is complete, open the directory containing the Windows 10 USB stick and delete the install.esd or install.wim files.You will most likely find only one of these files in that directory.
3. After deleting the file, mount the Windows 11 ISO.
4. Now go to the same directory again and copy the install.wim file to your clipboard.
5. Now you can paste the install.wim file you copied from the Windows 11 ISO earlier to the Windows 10 USB stick.
6. In the last step, boot from the modified Windows 10 USB stick to install Windows 11.
3. Modify the Windows Registry
Finally, we have the option to edit the Windows registry to bypass the Windows 11 installation requirement.
You can bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU model checks this way.At the very least, your computer should have TPM 1.2 to continue.It's also important to note that the Windows Registry is a high-level tool, which is why we strongly recommend creating a registry backup before proceeding with the instructions.Creating a backup will help you restore the current version of the Windows Registry should anything go wrong.
Successfully install Windows 11 on an incompatible computer
We hope one of the methods listed above will work for you.It's worth noting that Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on developing new security features for Windows 11, which relies heavily on the processing power of the latest processors.
If you've gotten this far and think Windows 10 is better for you until you switch to compatible hardware, you should know that you'll have three more years of it (until 2025).
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