how to bypass windows 11 system requirements

Trying hard to bypass Windows 11 requirements on your unsupported PC? Fortunately, you are landed on the right page! After publishing a working method to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, today we present yet another method to bypass Windows 11 hardware requirements using Rufus. Rufus brilliantly takes the hard work out of the equation!

Rufus is a renowned tool for creating bootable media to install operating systems on computers. It’s an incredibly lightweight tool that supports a variety of operating systems and the latest version 3.16.183 (beta) takes it to the next level. It now comes with an ‘Extended installation’ mode which allows us to tweak the Windows 11 installation at the ISO burning stage for bypassing the system requirements. To be specific, it helps to bypass TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, and minimum RAM requirements.

How to Bypass Windows 11 Requirements

To bypass Windows 11 system requirements, use these steps:

  1. Download Windows 11 ISO image.
  2. Download the latest beta version of Rufus.
  3. Launch the tool, select Device, and choose the ISO file.
  4. Under the Image option, select “Extended Windows 11 Installation”.
  5. Click ‘START’.

Now, let’s delve into the process in detail.

First off, download the latest Windows 11 ISO file. Refer to our guide to know about the downloading procedure.

Then, go to this link and download the latest beta release of Rufus.

Once both files are downloaded, plug your USB into your computer and make sure it’s detected. Note that your USB drive will be formatted before beginning the media creation process. So take a backup if there are any files on the drive before proceeding.

Launch the Rufus tool and check whether your USB drive is automatically selected. If you have multiple external drives connected, choose the right one for creating the bootable media.

In the Rufus window, choose the downloaded Windows ISO file in the SELECT box next to the Boot selection drop-down list.

Once the file is fed into the tool, here comes the important part. Under the Image option section, select the option that says “Extended Windows 11 Installation (no TPM/no Secure Boot/8GB- RAM)“.

Now, according to your target computer configuration, choose the right options for both the Partition scheme and Target system.

You can give a volume label under the Format Options section and choose your file system as well. In case you don’t know what these are meant for, just leave those options and proceed with the default values.

After that, click on the START button at the bottom to begin the creation of a Windows 11 bootable media that can bypass the annoying system requirements.

There you go! After completing the media creation, you will get a bootable media of the Windows 11 operating system which can be used to install the OS on an unsupported PC.

Bypass Windows 11’s Requirements with Extended Installation Mode

Now you have yet another workaround to bypass TPM and Secure Boot requirements. So, there is no need for concern about the specifications of the system on which you are going to install the brand new Windows 11. Nice one Rufus, you’ve nailed it!

Vishnu Mohan is the founder and fountainhead of Makmodo who hails from God's Own Country. He is an ardent tech geek who loves writing content on Windows, Android, security, tech hacks, and gadget reviews. Apart from the techy stuff, he enjoys listening to music, reading books, and playing cricket. In his free time, you can see him taking candid photographs or nurturing hanging orchids in his front yard.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Just tried several of the Rufus from page u link
    & none have the “Image Option” line to make the changes!

  2. Had the same problem > Image Option line not showing up.
    Tried several Rufus versions and even tracked down the exact same Beta version that was used for the screenshots in this article – still not working..

    The problem was the Windows version Rufus was running on. It did not work on win7 x64
    When running the exact same Rufus exe with the exact same Iso on Win10 the line suddenly showed up!

    Also > the dropdown where you can choose the “image option” appears only after the location of the .iso has been specified. You will not see it immediately after starting the program.

    Hope this may save some an hour or two of searching and head scratching ; )

  3. Thank you. It was so easy and done without any problems. All updates done and used Microsoft Store for testing Whatsapp, Netflix etc with just local account. I used my Windows 10 drivers for my hardwares without ELan driver because it makes crush everytime when windows started but it should be only for my laptop no for others.

    I downloaded latest Rufus 3.17 and Windows 11 iso from Microsoft’s official web site.
    As you described when I choose the Windows 11 iso file it showed me the three options and I choosed the Extended option for my old laptop.

    Lenovo G50-45 / 1.8 GHz AMD A6 6310 processor and 8 GB DDR3 ram. Installed on 120 GB SSD.
    Simply, it uses about 2%-9% of processor and about 2.5 of 7GB (1GB shared for graphic card) rams while it just stands by.

    Thank you again for showing me the easiest way to install Windows 11 without TPM and Secure Boot.

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