Windows 11 OS will only be compatible with a TPM 2.0 chip system, only on the mentioned CPUs, and only with a GPU that supports DirectX 12.
For reference, the processor lists are (1) Intel: From the eighth generation onwards (MBEC support) (2) AMD: Some 2nd Gen (2000) Ryzen are supported, some are not (3) Qualcomm: All chipsets used so far in Windows on Arm systems except the very first, the Snapdragon 835.
How to Upgrade If Your PC Isn’t Supported
However, it is possible to force the installation of Windows 11 even on PCs whose minimum requirements are not met due to the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. Windows 11 introduced new minimum specifications required to run the operating system. Therefore, your PCs, especially those with a few years behind them, may display “Windows 11 cannot be run on this PC” within the PC Health Checker app.
Method 1: Force Windows 11 Installation via Script
Here, we will explain how to get around the new limitations imposed by Microsoft on the presence of the TPM 2.0 chip and Secure Boot in order to install Windows 11. Disclaimer: We will not be held responsible for hardware and software damage caused by this or other guides published on our website 5gmobilephone.net.
Before taking any initiative, we strongly recommend a complete backup of apps, photos and documents.
Method 2: Force Windows 11 Upgrade by Replacing Installer
The Official Windows 11 Media Creation Tool is now available. Using the tool, you can Windows 11 ISO File easily. However, if you want to bypass the TPM 2.0 chip and other select system recruitment, you can try the unofficial “Universal MediaCreationTool wrapper’s script by AveYo”.
Get the MediaCreationTool.bat file on Github (use the download as ZIP button). Now extract the zip file and on the directory get the script “Skip_TPM_Check_on_Dynamic_Update.cmd“.
Search the “Skip_TPM_Check_on_Dynamic_Update.cmd” script and right click on it to run as administrator.
Now Windows update may start downloading Windows 11, so proceed and install it. If Windows 11 is not downloading automatically, then you have to create Windows 11 Installation Media and try to install it. If you use this bypass method to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, you may face performance issues or other bugs when using the OS.
So it would be best if you only used this trick in test environments.
You can also read our “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” fix guide.
If your PC does not support Windows 11 because of an unsupported processor and no TPM enabled, you will get good news.
You can easily upgrade to Windows 11 on an unsupported PC if you use Windows 10 installer as a placeholder for Windows 11 installer.
Brue Computing’s youtube channel has posted a video that shows the force Windows 11 upgrade trick. Watch the video for the complete process:. Were you able to force an upgrade to Windows 11 on your incompatible PC? Let us know in the comments.
Although Windows 11 has a higher system requirement, you may still be able to perform an in-place upgrade on an unsupported computer by editing the Registry of the current setup and using the official installation media.
Microsoft does not support devices running on unsupported hardware, but it offers a Registry workaround to bypass the trusted platform module (TPM) version 2.0 and processor requirements to install Windows 11. However, using this method, the computer will still need TPM 1.2, Secure Boot, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a processor with at least two cores to proceed with the upgrade. The workaround is meant for organizations that need to experiment with Windows 11 and apps, but anyone can use it to upgrade an unsupported device as long as they know that system stability and compatibility won't be guaranteed.
In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the steps to upgrade a device that doesn't meet the minimum system requirements.
Upgrading a computer that does not meet the minimum requirements to Windows 11 is a three-step process. You first need to create an installation media. Then you need to edit the Registry to apply the official workaround to bypass the official requirements of Windows 11, and finally, you need to proceed with the in-place upgrade process.
To download and create a Windows 11 USB installation media, use these steps:.
Open the Microsoft download website. Under the "Create Windows 11 Installation Media" section, click the Download Now button to save the file to your device.
Source: Windows Central . Double-click the MediaCreationToolW11.exe file to launch the tool. Click the Accept button to agree to the terms.