How to Safely Bypass Windows 11’s TPM, CPU, and RAM Requirements

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How to Safely Bypass Windows 11's TPM, CPU, and RAM Requirements

To install Windows 11, your PC must fulfill a number of tight hardware requirements, including TPM 2.0 capability. This implies that not only older systems, but even virtual machines, will refuse to upgrade to Windows 11, prompting you with the statement “this PC does not presently fulfill Windows 11 system requirements.”

There is an easy technique to produce a Windows 11 USB install CD that would avoid not just the TPM requirement, but also the requirement for 8GB of RAM and a compatible CPU. While getting around these minimums, you may either execute an in-place upgrade of Windows 10 to 11 or a clean install of Windows 11 using Rufus and at least a 16GB Flash drive. We’ll teach you how to use Rufus to make a Windows 11 install CD that’s free of requirements in the first portion of our guide below.

There is a solution if you already have Windows 11 installed on a PC that doesn’t fulfill the criteria and try to upgrade to a fresh build via Windows Update and receive the “doesn’t meet requirements” error message. A script from AveYo’s Media Creation tool GitHub page will allow you to avoid Windows 11’s TPM requirement even with Windows Update, as we’ll explain in the second part below.

To get around TPM 2.0 and CPU constraints, Microsoft has produced an approved registry hack. However, this solution still requires at least TPM 1.2, so it’s useless if you don’t have any. If you wish to attempt it, we’ll talk about it at the bottom.

CPU constraints

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How to Bypass Windows 11’s TPM Requirement Using Rufus

You may make a Windows 11 install CD on a USB Flash drive using Rufus, a free tool, with settings that disable the TPM, RAM, and CPU requirements. You may either boot from this USB Flash drive to install Windows 11 from scratch or execute the setup file from within Windows 10 to upgrade in place.

This strategy is perfect for most individuals, but there are a few drawbacks. To begin, you’ll need a 16GB or bigger USB flash disk. Second, because it’s on a Flash drive, it’s more difficult to use in a virtual machine, where an ISO file would be preferable.

Step 1: Install the most recent version of Rufus on your computer. The most recent version, as of this writing, is 3.17, which features Extended Windows 11 Image compatibility.

Step 2: After that, launch Rufus with a blank 16GB or larger USB stick.

Step 3: Select the USB device on which Windows 11 should be installed.

Select the USB device

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Step 4: Make sure “Disk or ISO image” is selected under Boot Selection, then click DOWNLOAD.

Boot Selection Option

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Step 5: Click Continue after selecting Windows 11.

Click Continue after selecting Windows 11

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Step 6: Click Continue after selecting the most recent release.

recent release

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Step 7: Click Continue after selecting the issue.

Edition

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Step 8: Click Continue after selecting your desired language.

Desired language

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Step 9: Click Download after selecting the architecture. A new window will appear, asking where the ISO picture should be saved. It will be saved to your Downloads folder. If you prefer, you can also use a browser to download the image.

selecting the architecture

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It will take several minutes for the download to complete.

download to complete

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Step 10: To deactivate TPM, Secure Boot, and the 8GB RAM restriction, go to the Image choice drop-down and select Extended Windows 11 Installation.

Image choice drop-down and select Extended Windows 11 Installation

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Step 11: To begin the installation, double-check that the right drive has been selected and click Start.

To begin the installation

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Depending on the USB drive used, the writing process may take some time, but once completed, the drive may be removed and used to install Windows 11 on an older computer or even on a virtual machine.

Step 12: Windows 11 can be installed or upgraded. If you’re conducting an in-place upgrade from an existing Windows 10 installation, run setup from the USB disk. If you’re conducting a clean install, start from the drive. If a secure boot causes you problems, you may need to disable it in your BIOS.

Complete Installation

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How to Bypass Windows 11 TPM Check From Windows Update

You’ll need a method that runs in Windows and fools the updater into thinking you meet the requirements if you want to use Windows Update instead of creating an install disk. This is especially critical if you’re trying to update to a new build of Windows 11, such as an Insider Build, via Windows Update on a PC that has previously circumvented the requirement.

On one of our Windows 11 VMs, for example, we received the dreaded “Your PC does not satisfy the criteria” notice when we joined the Windows Insider program. The problem was overcome by utilizing AveYo’s Media Creation Tool workaround script. Here’s how to get it done.

Step 1: Go to AveYo’s Media Creation Tool Github and look for the Skip TPM Check on Dynamic Update.cmd source code.

Step 2: In the top right corner of the code box, click the “Copy raw contents” button.

Copy raw contents

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Step 3: Make a new file called skip tpm check.cmd on your desktop. Make sure you can read file extensions and that the file extension is.cmd, not.txt, otherwise it will not execute.

file extension

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Step 4: Notepad or another text editor can be used to alter skip tpm.cmd.

Step 5: Copy and paste the code from Github.

Copy and paste the code from Github

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Step 6: Save the skip tpm.cmd file and execute it.

Step 7: If User Account Control prompts you, select Yes.

User Account Control

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A notice stating that “Skip TPM on Dynamic Update” has been installed will now appear. The utility will be disabled if you run the software again.

Skip TPM on Dynamic Update

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Windows Update should now be able to update or upgrade you from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

How to Bypass Windows 11 TPM the Official Microsoft Way

Microsoft has given a registry hack that loosens up the hardware requirements for some customers who wish to install Windows 11 on computers that don’t fulfill all of them. You may install it on a system with at least TPM 1.2 and an unsupported CPU using this technique. However, we advocate the scripts above because they don’t require any form of TPM.

Step 1: Type Regedit in Run

Type Regedit in Run

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Step 2: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup.

Setup in PC

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Step 3: If it doesn’t already exist, create a DWORD (32-bit) Value named AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU.

Step 4: Set AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU to 1.

Set AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU to 1

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Step 5: Restart your computer after closing regedit. Using installation media, you should now be able to update to Windows 11 from within Windows 10.

FAQ

How can I get around Windows 11’s TPM and CPU requirements?

Here’s how to get around Windows 11’s system requirements with Rufus. To begin, get Rufus 3.18 beta from Github. Then get the Windows 11 ISO file. Insert a USB drive, then choose “Standard Windows 11 Installation” or “Do not have TPM” as your option.


Can I get around the CPU requirements in Windows 11?

TPM, RAM, Secure Boot, and CPU requirements may all be bypassed. You can get around the requirement for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). For Windows 11, Microsoft mandates TPM version 2.0, however if your PC has TPM 1.2 or newer, you can get around this restriction.

How can I get around the secure boot requirement in Windows 11?

Start installing Windows 11 until you read “This PC can’t run Windows 11.” Type regedit onto the Command Prompt and hit Enter. Click LabConfig, then right-click the right pane and select New > DWORD from the menu (32-bit Value). Change the Value data to 1 and hit OK after double-clicking on ByPassTPMCheck.

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