Are you still running your PC on Windows 10? It has many a months now that Microsoft has released Windows 11 and it is rapidly gaining the ground among the Windows PC users. More people are using Windows 11 today than six months ago. According to a recent news story, the number of active Windows 11 installations are going to supersede that of Windows 10 in just a few more months.
But if you are avoiding Windows 11 because of its stricter hardware requirements then there is no need to worry. You can install Windows 11 even on those computers that lack any kind of TPM chip or Secure-Boot options. For this, you have to first make a few changes in the Windows registry. Here is how those changes are made:
- Download Registry script file from https://raw.githubusercontent.com/St1ckys/Win11/main/BypassTPMCheck%26SecureBoot.reg and save it to the Desktop.
- Right-click on the downloaded REG file and choose Merge from the right-click context-menu.
- When asked for permission, choose Yes to merge the registry entries.
- Now you have to restart your Windows PC.
- This is it, now you can mount the downloaded Windows 11 ISO file and begin Windows 11 upgrade.
Alternatively, if you do not want to download this script or cannot download it for some reason, then you can also manually make these registry entries in the following manner:
- Press Win+R, type regedit and press Enter.
- In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig.
- Right-click on the right-side panel and choose to create DWORD (32-bit) value, name it BypassTPMCheck. Similarly, create two more and name them BypassRAMCheck and BypassSecureBootCheck.
- Double-click on the newly created entries one at a time and change their values to 1.
- Reboot your Windows PC once before you can start installing Windows 11.
This method works only if you are installing Windows 11 from within Windows 10. If you are trying to install Windows 11 without first booting into Windows 10, then these instructions won’t work. If you want to clean install Windows 11 without booting into Windows 10 first, then you can use Rufus to create a bootable USB drive for installing Windows 11 that bypasses Secure-Boot and TPM checks.