Windows 11 Installation Is Possible Without TPM 2.0

Microsoft details a workaround

Microsoft has released instructions on bypassing Windows 11's TPM 2.0 requirements, though you still will need to have TPM 1.2 or higher.

One of Windows users' biggest hurdles when upgrading to Windows 11 is its TPM 2.0 chip requirements. Microsoft says it's pushing TPM for the new operating system to improve security for its users, but not everybody has 2.0 in their system. Fortunately, there's an official workaround for installing Windows 11 that can bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement, but you still need to have at least TPM 1.2 for it to work.

Windows 11 on a laptop

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First, you'll need to make sure your computer has a TPM chip installed and find the version number, if it has one. If it does, and it's version 1.2 or higher, you can create an installation tool for Windows 11 via the installation page. Then follow the steps in Microsoft's instructions to finish the installation.

It's worth noting that there is still some risk involved in attempting to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirements like this.

Microsoft cautions that "serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method."

Using Windows 11

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Microsoft also explains that you should make sure your system meets the minimum requirements for Windows 11 before you attempt any of this.

Bypassing will prevent Windows 11 from verifying whether or not your processor is on the approved CPU list, which could lead to problems if it turns out it's not compatible.

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