With Windows 11’s strict minimum requirements, it has become quite difficult to get Windows 11 upgrade on older PCs. Your PC need to have TPM 2.0 and supported x64 CPU in order to install Windows 11. However, Microsoft now officially allows you to bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements for installing Windows 11 on unsupported PCs.
Officially, you need to meet minimum CPU and TPM requirements to have flawless upgrade. But with allowing you to bypass these requirements, Microsoft also warned about potential performance issues and limited security updates in future. And you also need to be running at least Windows 10 version 2004.
Bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU Limitations for installing Windows 11
Besides TPM 2.0 and CPU, there are other requirements like Secure Boot (UEFI), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB HDD, compatible Graphics card and HD display that you need to meet in order to install Windows 11. Though you can bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU limitations using registry hack but you need to have at least TPM 1.2 and enabled. So, let’s see how to get past CPU and TPM requirements for Windows 11 upgrade on unsupported PC.
Step 1: Update your Windows 10 to Latest version
First of all, get latest update for your Windows 10 if you are running version older than Windows 10 2004. For that go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Here, click on Check for updates to install latest available update for your Windows 10 PC.
Step 2: Open Registry Editor in Windows 10
After you have installed latest Windows 10 update on your PC, it’s time to change registry in order to bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements for Windows 11 upgrade.
So, go to RUN, type
regedit and press Enter to launch Registry editor in Windows 10.
Registry editor will launch.
Step 3: Create DWORD to Bypass TPM and CPU Limitations on Unspported PC
Now, go to following path in Registry Editor. You can also copy and paste in address bar of the Registry Editor if you are on latest version of Windows 10.
INFO: You might need to create
MoSetup registry key if it doesn’t exist. Right-click on
Setup and select New > Key and name it as
Name the DWORD as
AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU. After that double-click on it and modify it’s value to 1. This DWORD allows us to bypass CPU and TPM 2.0 requirements for Windows 11 upgrade on unsupported PCs.
After that close Registry Editor and restart your PC.
Step 4: Install Windows 11 Upgrade from Windows Update
Now, go to Windows Update in your Windows 10 PC and click Check for updates again. If Windows 11 is available for your PC, you will get a notification for installing it.
Step 5: Upgrade to Windows 11 from ISO
However, if Windows Update doesn’t show Windows 11 upgrade available, you can still try another method. For this method, you will have to download Windows 11 ISO using Media Creation Tool or direct link available on Microsoft website.
Next, open Windows 11 installation media and run setup.exe from there. Click Next and you will see a warning about your PC not meeting minimum requirements. But you can click Accept button to bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements for Windows 11 upgrade.
Bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU Limitations on Unsupported PCs to Install Windows 11
So, that was how you can bypass TPM and CPU requirements on unsupported PCs and install Windows 11 upgrade. However, your PC must meet other basic requirements related to RAM, HDD, Secure Boot, Graphics Card and Display. The official registry trick provided by Microsoft sure works but it still warns you about possible performance and security issue on unsupported PCs.
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