Install Windows 11 without TPM, Secure Boot, and a supported CPU! Yes, you heard it right. You can now install Windows 11 on your old PC or laptop without meeting the requirement of TPM, Secure Boot, and a supported CPU. 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), Secure Boot, and a supported CPU mandatory. The case is not different even after the release of the official public build.
If you tried to upgrade or install Windows 11 with the normal procedure, you might have faced ‘This PC can’t run Windows 11 error‘ like this:
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.
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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 on Windows 11 to install it even on your old PC.
How to Clean Install Windows 11 Without TPM
- Download the unofficial Windows 11 media creation tool from Github.
- Extract the zip and run MediaCreationTool.bat.
- Choose 11 as the MCT version.
- Select Create ISO or Create USB.
- Click Yes in PowerShell prompt.
- Choose media (USB or ISO) and then the file location.
- Click Next and you will now get an installation media.
- Now, boot from the newly created media and you’ll be able to install Windows 11 without meeting the system requirements.
Now let’s get into the process in deep where we’ll show you the EXACT screenshots of the installation process.
Since you have a computer that doesn’t meet the Windows 11 requirements, especially TPM, you need to bypass the TPM detection while performing the installation. For this, we are going to make use of a custom-made media creation tool that can easily accomplish the said thing. Thanks to AveYo for developing such a useful tool.
- First, head to this link and download the zip file of the universal media creation tool.
- Extract the zip file and run the MediaCreationTool batch file. If windows flag it as dangerous, fret not. Just click Run anyway to proceed.
- Now, once the program opens choose 11 (at the bottom) as the MCT version.
- Then, choose either Create ISO or Create USB. If you want to create Windows 11 bootable USB to install on another PC select Create USB. If you want to install it on a virtual machine choose Create ISO.
- If prompted, click Yes to allow Windows PowerShell to launch the media creation utility. It will open up and you will see it titled “Windows 10 Setup”. Just ignore that! You’ll be creating a Windows 11 media.
- In the media creation tool window, choose which media you want to use. Select USB flash drive or ISO file.
- Now, select the drive letter for the USB flash drive, or file location for the ISO file. Click Next.
- The tool will now start downloading Windows 11 from the servers and create an installation media for you. And again, don’t be confused with what it says. You may see “Downloading Windows 10”, but don’t worry. You’ll end up with Windows 11.
- Once the installation media is created successfully, Just boot from it as usual. You should be able to install Windows 11 without having a TPM on your system.
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How to Install Windows 11 With TPM 1.2 and/or Unsupported CPUs
If your system does have TPM 1.2 instead of TPM 2.0 and/or has an unsupported CPU, and meets all other requirements, then the whole thing becomes a lot easier. To circumvent this issue, we’ve got a simple workaround that uses a registry hack to skip the CPU and TPM version checks.
Warning: The method involves registry editing and may cause issues with Windows installation. If you are not comfortable with editing the registry files, you may want to refrain from upgrading. But if you follow the guidelines correctly, you won’t end up with any issues.
- First off, open Windows Registry Editor. Press Windows key + R, type “regedit”, and hit enter.
- Now, copy and paste the following path address into the registry address bar as shown in the screenshot.
- Right-click in a blank space on the right pane and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name it as
- Double-click on it set the value data to 1, and click OK. Make sure that ‘Hexadecimal’ is already selected as the Base as shown in the screenshot below.
You’re done with it!
Now, if you find this too technical or feel uncomfortable editing the registry, you can do this with a few clicks. Just download our custom-made registry files and double-click the required one to get the job done. If prompted, confirm the action by clicking Yes.
The above zip file contains a couple of registry files in which Enable Win11 Upgrade.reg will do the registry hack and Undo Enable Win11 Upgrade.reg will revert the registry edits and bring them back to the normal state.
To take the effect of the registry change, reboot your PC and continue with the following step.
Download the Official Windows 11 Installation Assistant and launch it to start upgrading your PC to Windows 11. If prompted, just agree to the warnings.
Upgrade to Windows 11 From Windows 10 Without TPM
If your system currently runs on Windows 10 and doesn’t meet the requirement to upgrade to Windows 11, then we have got a piece of good news for you. You also can follow the above steps to upgrade. But with a twist!
We’re written a dedicated article for upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 without meeting the requirements. Please do check that for detailed instructions.
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.