How to Remove Windows 11 Watermark (System Requirements Not Met)

Have you upgraded to Windows 11 on an unsupported PC? Windows 11 requires an 8th-gen or newer Intel chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, TPM 2.0, UEFI, Secure Boot etc. However, you can now easily bypass system requirements and install Windows 11 on your computer. You first need to make an installation media and edit the Registry to bypass the official requirements of Windows 11. Now the problem is Microsoft is showing a “System requirements not met” watermark in Windows 11 on Unsupported PC.

Windows 11 “System Requirements Not Met” Watermark

The “System requirements not met” Windows 11 watermark appears above the taskbar clock. It is similar to the “Windows is not activated” watermark. However, System requirements not met watermark won’t affect apps, web browsers etc.

Windows 11 "System Requirements Not Met

Steps to Remove Windows 11 Watermark on Unsupported PC

Step 1: Launch Registry Editor via Windows 11 search box.

Step 2: Now open up HKEY_CURRENT_USER on the left-hand side.

Step 3: Scroll down to Control Panel and you will see an entry called UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache.

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Step 4: Now Right-click on the entry and select ‘Modify’.

Step 5: You need to change the SV2 DWORD value from 1 to 0.

Step 6: Now Save and Restart.

Once your PC restarts the “System requirements not met” watermark in Windows 11 should be removed.

Note: Sometimes UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache does not appear, in this case, you need to right-click on the Control Panel folder and select New > Key. Now name it UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache and then follow the above steps.

So in addition to “This copy of Windows is not genuine” and “Evaluation copy” watermarks in Windows PC, Microsoft has started adding new “System requirements not met” watermark to Windows 11, if you are not using the Minimum Hardware Requirements.

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