We show you how you can install Windows 11 on computers without a TPM 2.0 chip-enabled CPU. Even if it is not officially supported, there is a solution.
The Windows 11 version is now official. Microsoft announced, in an online event that took place on June 24, the development of its new operating system, with significant changes such as the renewed design of the interface and the native support of Android applications, among other novelties.
The list of compatible computers that support the installation of Windows 11 is very extensive if we take a look at all those that currently work with Windows 10. As you know, Microsoft has updated the list of hardware requirements that any computer must meet.
Thus, current Windows 10 devices must meet a number of conditions to ensure compatibility. You can know all the details with our guide on how to know if your PC or laptop supports windows 11 .
Among them is the use of a CPU with support for a TPM 2.0 module. That leaves out a lot of older machines, as the TPM 2.0 module was released in October 2014.
Microsoft’s PC Health Check application, available for download through the Windows 11 website , even created some confusion among users by erroneously mentioning that some compatible computers would not be able to run Windows 11.
It turns out that the program did not take into account whether or not TPM 2.0 was enabled in the BIOS setup. Holding down the ‘ESC or DEL’ key during the PC boot process will allow us to access the system BIOS.
The TPM option can generally also be described as ‘PTT’ or ‘PSP fTPM’. However, even if you don’t have a TPM 2.0 compliant processor, don’t rush into buying a new computer.
There is a way around this with the secure boot requirements, but it involves making changes to the registry, which is something we do not recommend unless you are an expert user or are doing it on a computer that is not your primary device.
How to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 chip
This method involves creating an environment similar to that of a test lab. Microsoft will allow device manufacturers to disable the TPM requirement in their version of Windows 11, and it is something that we explain below:
- Download the beta version of Windows 11 as you would normally.
- Reboot and try to install it. If your PC does not meet the hardware requirements , you will see a message saying ‘This PC cannot run Windows 11’.
- From this screen, press ‘Shift + F10’ to open the command prompt window.
- Type ‘regedit’ and press ‘Enter’.
- Now the Windows Registry Editor will open. In the address bar, type: ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ Setup’ and press ‘Enter’.
- You should now see a ‘Settings’ key. Right click and choose ‘New> Password’.
- Now you will be asked to give it a name. Choose ‘LabConfig’ and press ‘Enter’.
- Right click on the new key you created and choose ‘New> DWORD Value’ (32 bit).
- Name it ‘BypassTPMCheck’ and set your data to 1.
- Follow the same process for ‘BypassRAMCheck’ and ‘BypassSecureBootCheck’, with the same value of 1.
- Close this window using the red ‘X’ in the upper right corner.
- Close the command prompt window by typing ‘exit’ and pressing ‘Enter’.
- You will now see the message ‘This PC cannot run Windows 11’ again. Click on the ‘Back’ button in the upper left corner.
- You should now be able to complete the installation as usual.
Note here that following these steps could affect the performance and stability of Windows 11, in addition to the fact that the new operating system is currently only available as an initial version.
Those users who want to continue with the installation, despite the fact that their computer is not compatible according to the Microsoft tool, can do so with a simple installation using a Windows 11 ISO . Of course, they will not receive technical support from the company.
Microsoft offers a free upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, but only from the corresponding version. To access the local account settings, you must first update your PC from Windows 10 Home to Pro.