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At the time of writing, it is possible to install Windows 11 on some unsupported hardware.  You must understand that you do this at your own risk, and Microsoft probably wont support your install. This means it is possible you won’t receive any updates and new features, or some features may not work correctly. So you pretty much do this at your own risk. 

If you want to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, then you first need to bypass the hardware check using the registry editor. Note that this procedure does only two things, it ignores the CPU requirement, and it allows Windows 11 to install on a machine with TPM 1.2 instead of TPM 2.0. It won’t bypass any of the other requirements. If your PC doesn’t have a TPM chip at all at all, this won’t work.

In the search field on the bottom left of the taskbar, type

Registry Editor

Select ‘run as administrator’ from the search results.

open registry editor in Windows 10

Warning! Serious problems may occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Using the pane on the left hand side, navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup

registry editor

If you don’t see the folder MoSetup, make sure you’ve installed the latest Windows 10 update (21H1 or later).

Right-click on MoSetup, then select New. From the menu, select DWORD (32-bit) Value

Add new DWORD

Type in:

AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU

rename AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU

Double-click the new entry, then change the value data to 1. Click OK.

change key

Close the Registry Editor. Restart your PC.

Next, download the media creation tool. You can download that here

download media creation tool

Start the app, then run through the setup to create a bootable flash drive. Follow the instructions on screen.

windows 11 media creation tool

Open file explorer, double click on the setup.exe on the flash drive. Follow the instruction on screen.

windows 11 setup on flash drive

Run through the setup, click ‘accept’ on the attention screen.

Windows setup unsupported hardware warning

Continue with the setup. Follow the instruction on screen. Make sure you keep ‘personal files and apps’ if you’re upgrading. Click ‘install’.

install windows 11

Check out the related textbooks below for more information.

Exploring Windows 11