Windows 11 OS will only be compatible with a TPM 2.0 chip system, only on the mentioned CPUs, and only with a GPU that supports DirectX 12. For reference, the processor lists are (1) Intel: From the eighth generation onwards (MBEC support) (2) AMD: Some 2nd Gen (2000) Ryzen are supported, some are not (3) Qualcomm: All chipsets used so far in Windows on Arm systems except the very first, the Snapdragon 835.
However, it is possible to force the installation of Windows 11 even on PCs whose minimum requirements are not met due to the TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot. Windows 11 introduced new minimum specifications required to run the operating system. Therefore, your PCs, especially those with a few years behind them, may display “Windows 11 cannot be run on this PC” within the PC Health Checker app.
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Method 1: Force Windows 11 Installation via Script
The Official Windows 11 Media Creation Tool is now available. Using the tool, you can Windows 11 ISO File easily. However, if you want to bypass the TPM 2.0 chip and other select system recruitment, you can try the unofficial “Universal MediaCreationTool wrapper’s script by AveYo”.
- Get the MediaCreationTool.bat file on Github (use the download as ZIP button)
- Now extract the zip file and on the directory get the script “Skip_TPM_Check_on_Dynamic_Update.cmd“
How to Force Windows 11 to Install on Unsupported PC?
Search the “Skip_TPM_Check_on_Dynamic_Update.cmd” script and right click on it to run as administrator.
Now Windows update may start downloading Windows 11, so proceed and install it.
If Windows 11 is not downloading automatically, then you have to create Windows 11 Installation Media and try to install it.
If you use this bypass method to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, you may face performance issues or other bugs when using the OS. So it would be best if you only used this trick in test environments.
- You can also read our “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” fix guide.
Method 2: Force Windows 11 Upgrade by Replacing Installer
If your PC does not support Windows 11 because of an unsupported processor and no TPM enabled, you will get good news. You can easily upgrade to Windows 11 on an unsupported PC if you use Windows 10 installer as a placeholder for Windows 11 installer. Brue Computing’s youtube channel has posted a video that shows the force Windows 11 upgrade trick. Watch the video for the complete process:
Were you able to force an upgrade to Windows 11 on your incompatible PC? Let us know in the comments.