how to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 ans secure boot

Install Windows 11 without TPM and Secure Boot! Yes, you heard it right. You can now install Windows 11 on your old PC or laptop without having the requirement of TPM and Secure Boot. When the leaked developer version was available on the internet, we saw that Microsoft has raised the minimum Windows 11 system requirements with TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and Secure Boot mandatory. The case is not different even after the release of the official preview build.

If you tried to install Windows 11 with the normal procedure, you might have faced ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error‘ like this:

this pc cant run windows 11

This error is even faced by several people having high-end PCs. Anyways, in this article, we’ll show you the Windows 11 TPM fix and how we installed Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot on one of our old laptops. You can also follow this method on your computer if you don’t have the TPM version 2.0 or the TPM chip at all.

We have a couple of Windows 11 TPM workarounds to bypass the security requirements and install the OS on your device without any errors. So here we go.

Before we deep dive into the process, we’ll give you a quick overview of what we are gonna do to bypass TPM and secure boot on Windows 11 to install it even on your old PC.

How to Get Windows 11 without TPM 2.0

  1. Download Windows 11 Insider preview beta version.
  2. Restart your PC and try to install it normally.
  3. If you are installing Windows 11 on an old or incompatible PC, you will get the message stating “This PC can’t run Windows 11”.
  4. Press the Shift + F10 key to launch the CMD window.
  5. Type “regedit” and hit Enter.
  6. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.
  7. Right-click on the Setup key and select New > Key.
  8. Name it “LabConfig” and press enter.
  9. Right-click on LabConfig and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  10. Name it BypassTPMCheck and modify the value from 0 to 1.
  11. Similarly, create another DWORD, name it BypassSecureBootCheck and give it a value of 1.
  12. Close both the registry and CMD window.
  13. In the installation window, click the back button and again start the installation as normal. You will now bypass Windows 11 secure boot and TPM 2.0 requirements.

Now let’s get into the process in deep where we’ll show you the EXACT screenshots taken while we installed Windows 11 on our old PC.

Steps to Install Windows 11 without TPM

Step 1: Download Windows 11 ISO File

  • At first, you need to download the Windows 11 ISO file of the latest insider preview build. Head over to the link provided to get a superfast direct Google Drive download link.

Step 2: Create a Windows 11 Bootable USB

  • The next step is to create a Windows 11 bootable USB with a media creation tool. Head over to the link and refer to our guide to create one with Rufus.
  • Once you have a working bootable USB of Windows 11, you need to restart your PC and boot it from the USB you have just created with the Rufus.
  • While you restart your PC, enter BIOS using the BIOS key (depends on your PC brand and model). In our case it is F2.
  • In BIOS, enable Boot from USB option and then save and exit to boot from your Windows 11 bootable USB flash drive.

Step 3: Modify Windows Registry

  • Once you boot from the USB, you will see a message saying “This PC can’t run Windows 11” like below.this-pc-cant-run-windows-11
  • On this screen, click on the back button at the top left corner. Then you need to open the Command Prompt window by pressing Shift + F10.
  • In the command prompt window, type regedit and press enter to launch the Windows registry editor.

  • Navigate to the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.

open windows 11 registry

  • Click on Edit > New > Key to create a new key named LabConfig.

  • Inside the LabConfig, right-click in a blank space and click New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

create new dword bypasstpmcheck

  • Then name it BypassTPMCheck.

  • Right-click on it and select Modify… option to edit the DWORD Value.

  • Now give it a value of 00000001 and click OK.

  • Similarly, you need to create another DWORD Value to bypass Windows 11 Secure Boot requirement. For this, create a new one and name it BypassSecureBootCheck. Then as we did above, give it a value of 00000001 and click OK.
  • Now you have two DWORD values inside the LabConfig Key. And the screenshot will look like this:

  • Now close both the registry and command prompt windows and go back to the installation prompt screen like this.

  • Again, click the Install now button to begin the installation process. This time you will successfully bypass Windows 11 TPM and Secure Boot requirements to install the OS on your incompatible or ineligible PC.
  • You can now proceed with the normal installation process without having any issues. In the next window, it will prompt for entering the activation key. You can skip this by clicking I don’t have a product key.

  • Once you click that you will be taken to the next screen where you need to select the Windows 11 edition which you want to install on your PC.

  • On the next screen, accept the Microsoft license terms and click Next.

  • This will immediately begin the process of installation and you are done!

  • Once done, your system will restart and you will boot into the brand new Windows 11 operating system like in the screenshot below.

That’s it!

Note that this method is tried on one of our old laptops and it’s found 100% working. For the purpose of creating this guide, we tested it with the latest official preview build. This method may or may not work with upcoming builds. As of now, everything works fine and we’ve successfully bypassed the security restrictions and installed Windows 11 without TPM and Secure Boot.

Alternate Method: Create Custom Installation Media

This method of bypassing the TPM and Secure Boot requirements involves the modification of the original Windows 11 ISO file.

By this method, you can upgrade the OS by running the setup file directly from the disc image. To the following to get it done.

  • Go to the Windows 11 ISO image folder and right-click to select the option, Mount.
  • Now select all files in the folder and copy that.
  • Create a new folder in any of your drives. Here I have created a folder named “Windows 11” in my F:\ drive. Paste the copied files into this folder.
  • Now go to the folder where you saved the Windows 10 ISO file. Right-click on the file and select Mount. Then open the sources folder there.
  • Find the DLL file named appraiserres.dll and copy it. In case if you don’t have the Windows 10 ISO, then click here to download the specified dll file.
  • Extract the downloaded zip file and copy the dll file.
  • Once copied the dll file, go back to the Windows 11 folder which you’ve created in the F:\ drive. Open the source folder, right-click and select Paste from the menu. Alternatively, you can simply press Crtl + V to paste the copied file.
  • When prompted for choosing the pasting method, choose to Replace the file in the destination. (This is very important)
  • Now, go to Windows 11 folder and double-click the setup.exe file.
  • Select the (recommended) option to get drivers and updates.
  • Then it will ask to accept the license term. Click on the Accept button at the bottom.
  • This will immediately download the updates and it will take a while depending on your internet speed and system.
  • Once it is completed, your PC will be ready to install the OS and you will be presented with details regarding the install. Here click on the Install button.
  • The Windows 11 installation will begin now and it will take a few minutes to complete.
  • Your PC may restart several times. Once the installation is completed successfully you will be land on the Windows login screen after the final reboot.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot security requirements. And now, it’s pretty obvious that the TPM and Secure Boot is not an inevitable thing to run Windows 11 operating system.

Out of the 2 methods, we recommend you to try the first method first. ie., editing the registry during the installation process. The method is a bit tricky but it works perfectly. The second method is just to show you another possibility to bypass Windows 11 system requirements recommended by Microsoft.

In case if you face any difficulties in the installation process, feel free to comment below. We’ll get back to you with a solution.

Once you install Windows 11 on your desktop or laptop, you may need the following guides to better explore the operating system and make the most out of it.

Vishnu Mohan is an ardent tech geek who hails from God's Own Country. He writes content on various technological domains including 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 and nurturing the hanging orchids in his front yard.

40 COMMENTS

  1. Hello sir. I’ve tried 1st method but its not working. I have a lenovo s400 core i3 3rd generation laptop.
    Please update me about this…

    • Hi Shahroz,

      Did you put the correct values and all while modifying the registry?
      Try it again and let us know.

      If you can’t do with the first method, go with the second one as it is not so technical.

      Regards..

  2. Hi I have a problome
    In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.
    I can’t open a new key I get the messege that I can’t open a new folder what can I do? Help me

    Thanks

    • Hi Ofir,

      The error may be due to insufficient permission to open a new key. Right-click on the setup folder, choose permissions, and then give all permissions to the user.

      You just try this once and let us know..

      Have a great day.

  3. Another way to do this is to use WintoUSB and install the ISO on the hard drive and then bootup. It will then just go through the installation steps.

  4. Hey, I was trying to install windows 11 using 2nd method as mentioned above, on my HP elitebook 8470p(6gb ram)

    Following is the error,

    0xC1900101 – 0x20017
    The installation failed in SAFE_OS phase with an error during BOOT operation.

    Any way to install windows 11 after this error. It would be of great help!

    • Hello friend,

      You are getting such an error because of the presence of an incompatible driver.
      So you need to find which driver is causing the issue.

      If you are on Windows 10, go to C:\Windows\Panther and locate and open the setupact.txt log file. This file is specifically created when an OS upgrade fails. You can find there which driver is responsible for the issue.

      Once you find the problematic driver, update all the drivers, then uninstall the problematic driver, and then upgrade the OS in a clean boot state.

      If you still can’t get rid of the issue, try installing Windows 11 on a new drive partition instead of upgrading the current OS. Or you can go with the first method.

      Try these and let us know.

      Regards.

    • Hi Priyansh,

      The official public release of Windows 11 is not yet available. Currently, only the insider preview build is available. If you have an original license of Windows 10,8, or 7 you will be able to upgrade once the final build is released. Also, if you upgrade it without any issues, there will be no data loss.

      But, with the insider preview build, I highly recommend you installing Windows 11 on a new disk partition.

      Regards.

  5. Hi sir,
    Sir after installing windows 11 without tpm will pc will get affected means will there be hang or lag or will any other software gets affected??

    • Hello Navaj,

      As per our experience so far, there are no such issues. However, there are some minor bugs in the latest preview build. This is normal as the OS is currently in the beta stage.

      Also, it is recommended to install Windows 11 on a new partition on your disk instead of upgrading your current OS. This will not affect your current software. Once the final build is available to download you can go for an upgrade.

      Regards.

  6. Once you boot from the USB, you will see a message saying “This PC can’t run Windows 11” like below.
    I follow you construction using your screen shot and description which you given bellow bot still this message appear there (Once you boot from the USB, you will see a message saying “This PC can’t run Windows 11” like below.)

  7. Hi Afaq,

    What are the reasons stated in the error message that you got?

    For example, before you modify the registry you will get errors like this:
    1. This PC must support TPM 2.0
    2. This PC must support Secure Boot.

    Similarly, in your case what reasons are stated in the message?

    Are you able to bypass any one of TPM and secure boot?

    Try once again and make sure that you modify the registry during the setup process.

    If you still face the issue, please comment below the context in detail.

    Regards.

  8. Dear Sir,
    We install window 11 toady with you method which you mention in screenshots.
    But sir when window is install it will take time here (Just A Moment).
    After that display can not show on the screen total screen is black. it still stoped at black screen.
    Can you plz help me in this case.
    Many Thanks,
    Afaq

    • Hi friend,

      This is a strange issue on Windows 11 beta build. So many users are reporting the same issue. For self troubleshooting you can try these:

      1. Restart the graphics driver: Press the keyboard shortcut Windows key + CTRL + SHIFT + B. Your screen will flicker with a beep sound which indicates that the graphics driver is restarted successfuly.

      2. Update the graphics driver: Intel has recently updated their graphics driver for Windows 11 support. So try updating the same.

      If you still face the issue, please stay tuned to our upcoming articles. Our team is about to troubleshoot it and publish a dedicated guide for fixing the black screen issue.

      Thanks.

      • I do it but display screen is black only mouse erow is showing and moving on screen but display still not show plz help me in this case.

      • Here is the my WhatsApp +92 316 716 0304 plz contact me at this number I will send you the picture and video of the error the you have easy way to tell me the right salution.

        Thanks

      • Hello,
        Sir how are you I hope you are doing well?
        Sir I follow you construction window Key+CTRL+Shift+B but the Screen is not flicker with any beep sound.
        Screen still black.
        But I thing I want to tell you in the black screen I have access volume UP Volume Down From Keyboard I can turn on emoji on screen with using cammond I can turn on Norator On Black Screen. But no more then.

        • Hi Afaq,

          The black screen with mouse cursor is a renowned issue with Windows 11. If you still face the same issue, the problem might be in your hardware. But before putting your hands on your hardware download and try with the latest available version of Windows 11. The latest build (22000.100) has addressed a lot of bugs and issues. So try it first. If still fails, then inspect the hardware.

          The black screen issue could also be due to overheating your system. Try cleaning your graphics card, RAM, and power supply unit. If you are not aware of the hardware things, seek the help of a professional. A minor lapse may lead to major problems. So do it at your own risk.

          Regards.

  9. Sir please I used the second method but taking too long at “checking your pc” the first method didn’t work for me

  10. Here is the my WhatsApp +92 316 716 0304 plz contact me at this number I will send you the picture and video of the error the you have easy way to tell me the right salution.

    Thanks

  11. Hello sir, I tried the 1st method, I’m sure that that I did everything as mentioned and put the correct values, still it stopped at 8% and the dialogue box showed up with “This PC should have SecureBoot to install Win 11”. Please help me.

    • Hi Akarsh,

      So far we didn’t experience any type of data loss after installing Windows 11. But still we recommend to install Windows 11 on a separate partition on your HDD until public version is available.

      Regards,
      Vishnu Mohan

  12. I have successfully install windows 11 but then why does all the keyboard key function change itself, almost all key strock works in opposite
    fyi… l use UK English while installing the OS.

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