Install Windows 11 without the TPM 2.0 chip - this is how it works

We explain how you can install Windows 11 on a PC without a TPM 2.0 chip. Even if Microsoft doesn't like that.

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Windows 11 can only be installed on PCs with a TPM 2.0 chip. Actually. You can also bypass this lock with a trick. We explain how it works in this article. This trick applies if you want to reinstall Windows 11 on a non-compatible computer. In this post we explain how to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 on a non-compatible PC.

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The new Windows 11 is now officially available in several ways, which we will introduce in this article: Windows 11 is now available for download here for all users. Microsoft has increased the hardware requirements for Windows 11 compared to Windows 10. Not all Windows 10 devices will receive the update; they must meet the new criteria. These criteria include a CPU with support for a TPM 2.0 module. That rules out a lot of older hardware, as TPM 2.0 wasn't released until October 2014.

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If a user tries to install Windows 11 on an unsupported computer, the error message "Windows 11 cannot be run on this computer" appears.

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How to install Windows 11 on a PC without a TPM 2.0 chip anyway:

Step 1: Get your Windows 11 through the official Microsoft ways that we introduce in this post. And install Windows 11.

Step 2: As soon as the message "Windows 11 cannot be run on this computer" appears, press Shift + F10 on the keyboard to open the command line.

Step 3: Now open the registry editor by typing regedit (and then press Enter).

Step 4: Change to the path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ Setup Click with the right mouse button on it and create a new key called "LabConfig"

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Step 5: Now create the DWORD (32-bit) entries in "LabConfig"

Give each of these three entries the value "1". This is how it should look like for you:

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Step 6: Close the registry editor and then click the back button in the "Windows 11 cannot run on this computer" message in the upper left corner. Then try the installation again and it should work now ...

Important note: There are some risks associated with installing Windows 11 on an officially unsupported PC. For example, stability and performance problems can arise. In addition, Microsoft will probably not deliver any security updates to such computers, which is why permanent use of the computer is not recommended! The method is particularly suitable for taking a look at Windows 11 on a second computer.

More information about Windows 11

We present all the new features of Windows 11 in detail in our mega test.

Offer: Windows 11 free: Buy Win10 Pro for only 49.99 euros and upgrade to Windows 11 for free

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