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.
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
- How to Install Windows 11 With TPM 1.2 and/or Unsupported CPUs
- Upgrade to Windows 11 From Windows 10 Without TPM
- Steps to Install Windows 11 without TPM
- Alternate Method: Create Custom Installation Media
- Wrapping Up
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.
You may also like: How to Bypass Windows 11 Requirements (New Method)
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.
UPDATE: You don’t need to follow the below-explained methods anymore. They were intended for the Windows 11 preview builds. To bypass TPM check while clean installing or upgrading from Windows 10, follow the above methods.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.