The Windows 11 release has proceeded at a lightning pace. The new version includes many changes, which means there will be compatibility issues you previously did not face in Windows 10.
For Windows 11, your PC must meet some strict requirements from Microsoft, which has caused plenty of confusion and frustration among the users. Fortunately, there are several ways to bypass the installation requirements and install Windows 11 on incompatible PCs, so all is not lost. So let's jump in to see how we can eliminate the Windows 11 compatibility checks!
What Are Windows 11 Installation Requirements?
It is essential to understand that the minimum specifications required to install the new operating system version are different from the recommended specifications. Here is what is absolutely necessary:
Windows 11's stringent compatibility checks are most restrictive for the processor requirements, and older hardware is less likely to pass them. See our guide to Windows 11's requirements for more info, which is especially useful if you want to run Windows 11 on a Virtual Machine.MAKEUSEOF VIDEO OF THE DAY
Use the Windows11Upgrade Tool From GitHub
It is easiest to bypass the Windows 11 installation requirements with the Windows11Upgrade tool, which provides the option of an in-place upgrade as well as a clean installation.
Here is how you can install and use it:
Bypass the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot Requirements
Trusted Module Platform (TPM) protects data against hacking and other threats at the hardware level. On the other hand, UEFI-level Secure Boot prevents any operating system from starting that is not authorized by the user.
Below we have listed two ways to bypass TMP 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements for Windows 11. Proceed with the one that suits you the best.
In this method, we will be using a third-party program called Rufus to bypass the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot requirements.
Here is what you need to do:
Use the Media Creation Tool
In the second method, we will be using the Media Creation Tool to bypass the requirements of TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. Note, however, that this method will only work for NTFS formatted OS partitions.
Related: NTFS, FAT, exFAT: Windows 10 File Systems Explained
If you are using FAT32 instead, jump to the next method below. Else, follow the steps mentioned below to proceed:
Modify Windows Registry
Lastly, we have the option of editing the Windows Registry to bypass Windows 11 installation requirements.
You can bypass the TPM 2.0 and CPU model check using this method. At the very least, your computer should have TPM 1.2 to proceed. It is also important to note that Windows Registry is an advanced-level utility, which is why we highly recommend creating a Registry backup before proceeding with the instructions. Creating a backup will help you restore the current version of Windows Registry if anything goes wrong.
Successful Installation of Windows 11 on an Incompatible PC
We hope one of the methods listed above did the trick for you. It's worth noting that Microsoft has paid great attention to developing new security features for Windows 11, which are in large part reliant on the processing power of the latest processors.
If you've made it this far and think that Windows 10 is more suitable for you until you switch to compatible hardware, you should know that you can use it for another three years (till 2025).Device Encryption Not Working on Windows 11? Here’s How to Fix it! Read NextShareTweetShareEmail Related TopicsAbout The AuthorZainab Falak(6 Articles Published)
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