Microsoft just released an “official” method to skipping one of Windows 11’s most controversial requirements, TPM 2.0, and still be able to install it on unsupported computers. Of course, disadvantages such as the possibility of not receiving updates and operating problems remain intact.
The “hack” has been posted on a Microsoft support page that details all the ways Windows 11 can be installed. It states that you can “bypass TPM 2.0 verification” as long as you have TPM 1.2 and, necessarily, the rest of the required requirements, including the new generation processors.
Those from Redmond indicate that to achieve this you have to modify the Windows 10 registry, an advanced and risky procedure. In this sense, the company adds a warning that incorrectly modifying it could damage the operating system and even require its reinstallation.
Install Windows 11 on computers without TPM 2.0, according to Microsoft
Go to Registry Editor Make a backup Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMSetupMoSetup. Create a new “REG_DWORD” value called “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU” and set it to 1.Go to the Microsoft download page. Download the Windows 11 installation wizard and follow the instructions.
Certainly, modifying the registry like installing Windows 11 on unsupported hardware is very risky. Only the most technical users should venture into this and those who wish to experiment with these types of alternatives on secondary computers.
Those from Redmond point out that installing Windows 11 with this alternative on unsupported computers does not exempt them from the restrictions. In other words, they will not be guaranteed to receive updates, including but not limited to security patches. In addition, they can suffer a higher failure rate.
If your computer meets the hardware requirements, which can be verified using the new PC Health Check tool, and the update still does not appear in Windows Update, it is a matter of waiting some time. Microsoft is making a gradual rollout of Windows 11. Here is a dedicated article about it.
In case the Windows 11 requirements are not met, there is no obligation to upgrade. Windows 10 is still a very good operating system that will be supported until October 2025.