How to Fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” Error on VirtualBox or VMware?

If you are getting a “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” error while installing Windows 11 on a VMware, VirtualBox, or physical machine, this risewindows article will help you out. If you see this Error, your device does not fulfill the Windows 11 installation requirements. For example, we failed when we tried to install Windows 11 on a VirtualBox with 2GB RAM, 2Core CPUs, and a 60GB HDD configuration. Installation of Windows 11 failed with the message, “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11.”

Then, we bypassed the system requirements using Registry, and finally, I installed Windows 11 without TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. Even on 2GB RAM and 2 Core CPU hardware.

You can succeed in installing Windows 11 on a virtual or physical machine without modifying the Windows 11 official ISO if you struggle to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

How to Fix the “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” Error and install Windows 11 on Unsupported PCs?

Follow the below-given steps for all unsupported PCs, including VirtualBox or VMware, that do not meet the minimum hardware requirements to install Windows 11. This risewindows article will show how you can bypass RAM. CPU, SecureBoot, TPM 2.0, and installing a new Windows 11 from scratch.

Step 1. First, download Windows 11 latest ISO from the Microsoft website.

Step 2. After that, start installing Windows 11 on your machine.

Step 3. Press Shift + F10 (or, Shift + Fn + F10) to open the Command Prompt when you see the error “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11.”

Windows-11-setup-errorStep 4. Now, type regedit and press Enter key from the keyboard on the prompt to open the Registry Editor window.

Command-Prompt-during-installation-of-Windows-11Step 5. Afterward, go to the below-mentioned key on the left sidebar when the Registry Editor window opens.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup

Registry-Editor-SetupStep 6. Next, right-click on the Setup folder and select New > Key.

New-Key-on-SetupStep 7. Then, name the newly created key as LabConfig.

LabConfig-keyStep 8. After that, right-click on the LabConfig key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

New-DWORD-on-LabConfigStep 9. Now, name it as BypassTPMCheck.

Registry-Editor-BypassTPMCheckStep 10. Next, double-click on the BypassTPMCheck REG_DWORD and set its Value data to 1.

BypassTPMCheckStep 11. Then, press the OK button.

Step 12. Now, to disable the Secure Boot check, again right-click on LabConfig folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it as BypassSecureBootCheck and set its Value data to 1.

Step 13. Next, to bypass the RAM check, again right-click on LabConfig folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it as BypassRAMCheck and set its Value data to 1.

Step 14. Now, to bypass the CPU check, again right-click on LabConfig folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it as BypassCPUCheck and set its Value data to 1.

Step 15. You have bypassed Secure Boot, TPM, RAM, and CPU checks. Your Registry should look like the below image:-

Bypassed-TMP-SecureBoot-RAM-and-CPU-checkStep 16. After that, close the Registry Editor and Command Prompt windows.

Step 17. Now, close the Windows Setup window. Click the Yes button when prompted.

Close-Windows-SetupNote: Do not restart your computer. You will need to repeat the above steps if you reboot your computer at this stage.

Step 18. Then, click on the Install now button to install Windows 11 again.

Windows-11-Install-nowNow, you will not get any errors. You can continue installing Windows 11 directly without a mistake.

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