How to Bypass Registry to Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware?

If you have a computer with unsupported hardware, you may upgrade to Windows 11, but not through Windows Update. Instead, you will have to use a bootable USB flash drive or ISO file to perform a clean install or in-place upgrade manually.

In other words, you can continue with the setup manually if you choose to install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware. You must confirm that the upgrade will have an “unsupported state.” Microsoft defines an “unsupported state” as a device that does not meet the minimum system requirements, and as a result, it will not entitle to receive updates from Windows Update. These devices will continue to receive updates anyway, and the company won’t be obligated to provide security and driver updates or technical support.

This risewindows post will guide you on how to Bypass the Registry to Install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

How to Disable the TPM check-in Registry to Install Windows 11 on Unsupported Hardware?

This method helps bypass strict hardware requirements to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware PCs. But, your computer needs at least a TPM 1.2 module. In another way, you cannot bypass the TPM requirement to install Windows 11. If you have TPM 1.2, you can follow this tutorial to create Windows 11 Installation media on your computer. Else you can use any method that you would like to use.

Step 1. Firstly, open the Registry Editor on the PC where you want to install Windows 11.

For that, click Windows + R keys from the keyboard to open Run dialog box. In the Run box, type regedit and then hit Enter from the keyboard.


Step 2. Now, when the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-


Step 3. After that, right-click on the MoSetup folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it as AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU.

Step 4. Then, double-click on it to modify its value. Set the “Value data” as “1.”

Step 6. Finally, click the OK button.

That’s it for the article.

After completing the above steps, restart your computer. Enter into the boot menu by pressing F2, F9, DEL, or any other key combined with your PC. Set the boot order. Boot your PC with a bootable USB drive or DVD that you have created to install Windows 11 on your PC. You should not get any error of TPM or unsupported CPU.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & Stay healthy, guys.

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