Microsoft’s hardware requirement for a TPM 2.0, RAM and Secure Boot support to run Windows 11 are a big blockade for many.
Users who have purchased PCs in recent may have this hardware chip built in their CPU, or may not. So if you’re belonging to the latter class and wanted to bypass this requirement for Windows 11, here’s a solution;
How to Bypass Hardware Requirement in Windows 11?
A Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a security component in your system hardware to perform the encryption functions like device security, disk encryption, etc.
This should be coming as an fTPM (firmware TPM) embedded in your chipset, that performs the designated functions. Else, one has to purchase discreet TPM hardware to stick onto their motherboard.
As Microsoft prioritizes hardware security in Windows 11, it mandated the use of TPM 2.0, or TPM 1.2 with Secure Boot support for running the latest Windows 11.
But, if you want to bypass that even, and have your system running Windows 11, here’s how to do it;
- Firstly, install an ISO image of Windows 11 or a from the Windows 11 Insider Program.
- While going through the regular installation process, you will be displayed a blocking message as “This PC can’t run Windows 11,” if your PC isn’t having the said hardware components.
- If you got this window, press Shift+F10 on your keyboard to open the command prompt.
- Here, type as “regedit” and hit enter to open the Windows Registry Editor.
- Now, proceed to create a new file as navigating to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup path, and then right-clicking on the Setup key > New > Key.
- When prompted to name the key, enter “LabConfig” and press Enter.
- Now right-click on the just created LabConfig key and then on New > DWORD (32-bit) value and create a value titled BypassTPMCheck. Now set its data to 1.
- Similarly, create a BypassRAMCheck and BypassSecureBootCheck values and set their data to 1 as well. Adding these two will let you skip the RAM (4GB) and Secure Boot requirements too.
- Once done with creating these registry values, close the Registry Editor and then type exit and hit Enter in the Command Prompt to close the terminal.
- You will be taken back to the blockade window saying you can’t run Windows 11 on this PC. Click on the Back button at the top left to go back – to the Windows Setup dialog box.
- Here, select the Windows 11 version you wanted to install and continue with the setup. You will not be blocked with any hardware error since you have bypassed the TPM requirement.
Well, you should note that skipping the recommended TPM setting can effectively reducing the security in Windows 11, and may cause instabilities in performance.