Due to the strict hardware requirements, the Windows 11 system has been criticized and criticized by many users after its launch. Windows 11 system requires Intel 8th generation and newer processors, at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and requires TPM 2.0 UEFI and Secure Boot to be enabled.
While TPM 2.0 isn’t a huge problem for most users, Windows 11’s CPU requirements make upgrading to the new OS unacceptable for many machines. The official reason given by Microsoft is to improve the performance and security of the latest operating system.
Naturally, there are many ways to bypass these restrictions and install Windows 11. Even Microsoft officially released a guide detailing how to bypass the requirements and upgrade Windows 10 systems that are not eligible for the upgrade to Windows 11. The official program requires the user to manually modify the registry. If you don’t want to make registry modifications yourself, you can now use Rufus to perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 11.
Starting with Rufus version 3.18, you can create a bootable Windows 11 media and easily bypass TPM 2.0 or TPM itself. To get started, install the Rufus 3.18 beta from Github, download the Windows 11 ISO, plug in a USB device, select the “Standard Windows 11 install (TPM 2.0 + Secure Boot)” option if your configuration includes a TPM, or select the “Standard Windows 11 Installation (TPM 2.0 + Secure Boot)” option Select the second option on TPM devices.
Registry hacks are also easy if you want to bypass these requirements without using third-party applications like Rufus.
- Execute Win+r and enter regedit.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup
- Right-click on the left and create a new DWORD (32-bit) value.
- Set its name to AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU.
- Switch the value to 1.