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How to bypass TPM 2.0 and install requirement checks for Windows 11

Windows 11 has certain hardware requirements. It’s not unusual for operating systems to define hardware requirements but Microsoft has always developed its operating system to be compatible with older hardware. The hardware requirements for Windows 11 have made it so that quite a few older devices are now excluded from upgrading. 

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Bypass TPM 2.0 and install requirements checks – Windows 11

TPM isn’t generally a hardware requirement that people look at when they purchase new laptop or desktop. It’s a chip that adds an important layer of security. In order to install Windows 11, you computer must have TPM 2.0. If it doesn’t the compatibility check will fail, and you won’t be able to install Windows 11 via Windows Update, or via an installation disk. 

You can bypass the TPM 2.0 requirements when you do an in-place upgrade to Windows 11, or when you perform a clean install. The process will be the same. Make sure you have a Windows 11 installation disk ready on hand. Check out our guide to learn how to make one.

Bypass TPM 2.o – Upgrade to Windows 11

If you plan on doing an in-place upgrade to Windows 11 i.e., upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, bypassing the TPM 2.0 requirement will be much easier than if you fresh install Windows 11.

  1. Tap the Win+R keyboard shortcut to open the run box.
  2. In the run box, enter regedit and tap the Enter key.
  3. Navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
  4. Right-click the Setup key and select New>Key from the context menu.
  5. Name this new key: LabConfig
  6. Right-click the LabConfig key and select New>DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
  7. Name this value: BypassTPMCheck
  8. Double-click BypassTPMCheck and set its value to 1.

  1. Right-click the LabConfig key and select New>DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
  2. Name this value :BypassRAMCheck
  3. Double-click BypassRAMCheck and set its value to 1.

  1. Right-click LabConfig and select New>DWORD (32-bit) Value from the context menu.
  2. Name this value: BypassSecureBootCheck
  3. Double-click BypassSecureBootCheck and set its value to 1.
  4. Close the Registry editor.
  5. Connect the Windows 11 installation USB/disk to your system.
  6. Run the Setup file.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade to Windows 11.

Bypass TPM 2.o – Fresh install Windows 11

To clean install Windows 11 on a system that does not meet the TPM requirements, you need to make these same edits to the Windows registry. The trick is editing it from outside a Windows environment.

  1. Connect the Windows 11 USB disk to your computer.
  2. Boot the system to BIOS.
  3. Change the first boot device to USB.
  4. Restart the system and it will boot from the installation disk.
  5. When you see a message telling you Windows 11 cannot run on the PC, press the Shift+F10 keyboard shortcut.
  6. Command Prompt will open.
  7. In Command Prompt, enter regedit and tap the Enter key.
  8. Once the registry editor is open, follow the steps in the previous section and edit the registry to bypass TPM 2.0 requirements.
  9. Run the Windows 11 installation again.

Conclusion

The TPM chip is for security so you won’t miss out on any Windows 11 features. If you’re apprehensive about updating to Windows 11 without a TPM chip, there is little you can do. You can try upgrading or installing the chip but in most cases, you will have to buy a new system that has the chip installed on it.

1 Comment

  1. I created the three registry keys suggested, booted up and ran the setup from the Windows 11 ISO disk, but it still complains about the secure boot.

    I also tried the Microsoft MBR2GPT.exe tutorials for converting my MBR partition to GPT and thus enable UEFI, but that utility throws the error “Cannot find OS partition(s) for disk 0”. Any workarounds?

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