As impatience mounts around the launch of Windows 11, enthusiasts are rushing to use utilities like WhyNotWin11 and Win11SysCheck to check if their computer is compatible and ready to go.
The biggest stumbling block is the TPM 2.0 requirement, but Microsoft has indicated that some OEMs will be able, with its approval, to bypass the need for TPM support. Although this option is not available to the average user, it is possible to modify the registry to make it possible to install Windows 11 on a computer that does not have TPM 2.0 installed.
By modifying the registry, you can bypass not only the TPM 2.0 requirement, but also the need for Secure Boot and 4 GB of RAM. While you probably don’t really want to run Windows 11 on a computer that doesn’t fully meet Microsoft’s minimum specs due to security and performance issues, this is a good way to try out the operating system in an environment. virtual machine.
Follow these steps to install Windows 11 on an “incompatible” system:
- Start the installation of Windows 11, wait for the message ” This PC cannot run Windows 11 Appears, then press Shift + F10 to open a window of Command Prompt.
- At the Command Prompt, type regedit and press Entrance to open the registry editor.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM Setup and create a new key called LabConfig.
- Under this key, create a new value DWORD (32 bit) called BypassTPMCheck and set its value to 1.
- Create another new value DWORD (32 bit) called BypassRAMCheck and give it the value 1.
- Create a third new value DWORD (32 bit) called BypassSecureBootCheck and give it the value 1.
- Close the registry editor, type the command exit and press the key Entrance.
- When you return to the Windows Setup screen, click the back arrow, and then restart the installation process.
You should find that you are able to install Windows 11.