Use Rufus to Bypass TPM and Secure Boot Requirements in Windows 11
Here is How to Disable TPM and Secure Boot in Rufus When Creating Windows 11 Bootable USB Drive
Microsoft has set specific system requirements for Windows 11, including TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. However, older devices may not meet these criteria Display error “This PC doesn’t meet minimum system requirements to install Windows 11“. In such cases, you can tweak the Windows registry or use Rufus to Bypass TPM and Secure Boot Requirements in Windows 11. This post explores what are the official system requirements for install Windows 11. And how you can Bypass the Windows 11 requirements like TPM 2.0, Secure boot, RAM, etc to install Windows 11 on unsupported PC hardware.
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System Requirements for install Windows 11
Microsoft has established strict hardware prerequisites for Windows 11 installation, including a compatible 64-bit processor with 2 or more cores, 4 GB of RAM, a storage device with at least 64 GB, UEFI firmware with Secure Boot support, TPM version 2.0, and an active internet connection.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC) Here is list of [Windows 11 supported processors]
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Internet Connectivity. starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 and later, Microsoft does not allow setting up Windows 11 without an Internet connection or without using a Microsoft account.
You can run Microsoft’s PC Health Check app to see if your computer can run Windows 11.
How to Install Windows 11 Without TPM and Secure Boot
To bypass the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot system requirements while installing Windows 11 23H2, follow the steps below.
Use Rufus tool
Step 01: First download Windows 11 ISO
- Visit the official Windows 11 Download page.
- Opt for the ‘Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)’ option and initiate the download.
- Select your preferred product language and confirm your choice.
- Finally, click on ’64-bit Download’ to obtain the Windows 11 installation file in ISO format. This file will be ready for use in the installation process.
Once the Windows 11 ISO download is complete, plug an EMPTY USB disk on your PC (at least 8GB)
Step 02: Create a Bootable USB
Next, we create installation media using the third-party tool Rufus which bypasses Windows 11 requirement verification.
You can Use Rufus to Bypass TPM and Secure Boot Requirements
- First download Rufus utility official site here, then run the utility on your PC.
- Locate the installer, right-click on it select run as administrator.
- Select your USB flash drive in the “Device” section.
- In the “Boot selection” section, click on the right-hand “Select” button and locate the Windows 11 ISO file, Click “Open” to proceed.
- From the “Image option” drop-down menu, opt for “Standard Windows installation.”
- In the “Partition scheme” drop-down menu, select the GPT option.
- When you click the start button, you will get optional popup windows to Check the “Remove requirement for 4GB+RAM, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0” option to create a USB flash drive for unsupported devices.
After confirming, a warning message will appear stating that all files on the USB disk will be deleted. It’s crucial to read this message carefully. Make sure to back up any important data on the USB drive, as it will be formatted and cleared during the process.
- Once you’re ready, click “OK” to proceed.
- When the operation is complete, click “CLOSE” to finish.
Now, you can use the newly created USB disk to install Windows 11 on any machine, even if it doesn’t meet the standard hardware requirements.
Tweak windows registry
Alternatively, you can tweak the Windows registry to Bypass TPM and Secure Boot Requirements in Windows 11.
- Press the Windows key + R, type regedit and click OK to open the Windows registry editor.
- Navigate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup.
- Right-click the MoSetup (folder) key, select the New submenu and choose the DWORD (32-bit) Value option.
- Name the key AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU and set its value from 0 to 1.
- Now navigate, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup. Right-click the Setup (folder) select Net -> key and name it LabConfig.
- Right-click the LabConfig (folder) create new DWORD (32-bit), name it BypassTPMCheck and set its value from 0 to 1.
- Again Right-click the LabConfig (folder) create new DWORD (32-bit), name it BypassSecureBootCheck and set its value from 0 to 1.
That’s all, close the registry editor and try install Windows 11 on your Device. This will skip TPM and Secure Boot Requirement verification and allow install Windows 11 on unsupported Hardware.
Note- No need to tweak the Windows registry if you created installation media using Rufus to Bypass TPM and Secure Boot Requirements in Windows 11.
Install Windows 11
You can use the installation media (created using Rufus tool) to perform Windows 11 clean installation or Mount the Windows 11 ISO (Right click on ISO image and select the mount option) then Double-click the setup.exe file to begin the Windows 11 upgrade process.
- Click the Next button then Click the Accept button to confirm that this Windows 11 installation is not supported.
Click the Install button. Upon completing these steps, your computer will upgrade to Windows 11, bypassing the TPM 2.0 and processor requirements.
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