Microsoft’s announcement of Windows 11 caused much confusion and criticism due to its strict hardware requirements and every one wants to bypass Windows 11 system requirements. Windows 11 officially requires 8th-gen or newer Intel processors, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage devices, TPM 2.0 UEFI, and the Secure Boot feature enabled.
While TPM 2.0 isn’t a major problem for most users, the need for a Windows 11 CPU has kept many machines from receiving upgrades to the new operating system.
The rationale is that it will improve the performance and security of the latest operating systems. The problem is that relatively modern and powerful hardware doesn’t meet CPU requirements, meaning only the latest generation processors are officially eligible for upgrades.
As you probably know, there are many ways to bypass Windows 11 requirements of CPU, TPM, and even RAM. Microsoft has also officially posted a guide on how to bypass the requirements and upgrade existing Windows 10 machines to Windows 11 without meeting the required specifications.
The official process requires users to modify the registry manually. If you don’t want to make changes to the registry yourself, you can now use Rufus to perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 11.
For those unaware, Rufus is a third-party tool that makes it easy to create a USB drive to install Windows. Additionally, it is also possible to use Rufus to perform an in-place upgrade to any version of Windows.
Starting with Rufus 3.18, you can create bootable Windows 11 media and easily bypass TPM 2.0 or TPM.
To get started, install Rufus 3.18 beta from Github, download the Windows 11 ISO, insert a USB device, or go with the option “Standard Windows 11 Installation (TPM 2.0 + Secure Boot)” if you have TPM included in the configuration. or select the second option on devices that do not have TPM. To get started, install Rufus 3.18 beta from Github, download the Windows 11 ISO, insert a USB device, or go with the option “Standard Windows 11 Installation (TPM 2.0 + Secure Boot)” if you have TPM included in the configuration. or select the second option on devices that do not have TPM.
Bypass Windows 11 CPU requirements
If you want to bypass these requirements without using third-party apps like Rufus, the registry hack process is also straightforward:
- Do Win+r and type regedit.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup
- Right-click on the left side and create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Set its name to AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU.
- Switch value to 1.
The Rufus or Register hack method will help you to install the operating system on unsupported hardware. To hack the registry, you have to meet the TPM requirements at any rate. If you don’t have TPM, make sure you follow the first method which involves third-party tools like Rufus.