How to Bypass TPM and CPU Requirements for Windows 11 Upgrade on Unsupported PC

With Windows 11’s strict minimum requirements, it has become quite difficult to get the Windows 11 upgrade on older PCs. Your PC needs to have TPM 2.0 and supported x64 CPU in order to install Windows 11. And you get the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” error if you try to upgrade an unsupported PC. However, Microsoft now officially allows you to bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements for installing Windows 11 on unsupported PCs.

Officially, you need to meet minimum CPU and TPM requirements to have a flawless upgrade. Even if you bypass these limitations, Windows 11 setup still warns you about potential performance issues and limited security updates in the future. However, that doesn’t stop you from upgrading your PC. But you need to be running at least Windows 10 version 2004.

SEE ALSO: How to Clean Install Windows 11 on a PC with Unsupported Hardware?

Bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU Limitations for installing Windows 11

Besides TPM 2.0 and CPU, there are other requirements like Secure Boot (UEFI), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB HDD, compatible Graphics card, and HD display that you need to meet in order to install Windows 11. Though you can bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU limitations using registry hack, you need to have at least TPM 1.2 and enabled. So, let’s see how to get past CPU and TPM requirements for Windows 11 upgrade on an unsupported PC.

Step 1: Update your Windows 10 to Latest version

First of all, get the latest update for your Windows 10 if you are running a version older than Windows 10 2004. For that go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Here, click on Check for updates to install the latest available update for your Windows 10 PC.

Check For Windows Update After Fixing Windows Update Errors
Check for Windows Update

Step 2: Open Registry Editor in Windows 10

After you have installed the latest Windows 10 update on your PC, it’s time to change the registry in order to bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements for Windows 11 upgrade.

So, launch the RUN utility, type regedit and press Enter to launch Registry editor in Windows 10.

Go To Run Type Regedit And Press Enter Or Click Ok
Launch RUN, type regedit , and press Enter

The Registry Editor will launch.

Registry Editor In Windows 10
Registry Editor in Windows 10

SEE ALSO: How to Check RAM Details in your Windows 11 PC?

Step 3: Create DWORD to Bypass TPM and CPU Limitations on Unspported PC

Now, go to the following path in Registry Editor. You can also copy and paste in the address bar of the Registry Editor if you are on the latest version of Windows 10.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup

INFO: You might need to create MoSetup registry key if it doesn’t exist. Right-click on Setup and select New > Key and name it as MoSetup.

Go To Mosetup Key And Create A New Dword to bypass tpm and cpu requirements for windows 11 upgrade
Go to MoSetup Key and create a new DWORD

Name the DWORD as AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU. After that, double-click on it and modify its value to 1. This DWORD allows us to bypass CPU and TPM 2.0 requirements for Windows 11 upgrade on unsupported PCs. And it also solves the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” error while upgrading to Windows 11.

Name Dword As Allow Upgrades With Unsupported Tpm Or Cpu And Set Its Value To 1 - bypass tpm and cpu requirements
Name DWORD as AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU and set its value to 1

After that close Registry Editor and restart your PC.


Step 4: Install Windows 11 Upgrade from Windows Update

Now, go to Windows Update on your Windows 10 PC and click Check for updates again. If Windows 11 is available for your PC, you will get a notification for installing it.

Upgrade Your Pc To Windows 11 Via Windows Update
Upgrade your PC to Windows 11 via Windows Update

Step 5: Upgrade to Windows 11 from ISO

However, if Windows Update doesn’t show Windows 11 upgrade available, you can still try another method. For this method, you will have to download Windows 11 ISO using Media Creation Tool or a direct link available on the Microsoft website.

After downloading the ISO file you can mount it on your Windows 10 PC by double-clicking it. You can also create a bootable USB or DVD and plug it into your PC.

Next, open Windows 11 installation media and run setup.exe from there. Click Next and you will see a warning about your PC not meeting minimum requirements. But you can click Accept button to bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU requirements for Windows 11 upgrade.

Accept The Warning While Windows 11 Installation - bypass tpm and cpu requirements
Accept the warning – Windows 11 upgrade

SEE ASLO: How to Upgrade your PC to Windows 11 (4 Methods Explained)?

Bypass TPM 2.0 and CPU Limitations on Unsupported PCs to Install Windows 11

So, that was how you can bypass TPM and CPU requirements on unsupported PCs and install Windows 11 upgrade. However, your PC must meet other basic requirements related to RAM, HDD, Secure Boot, Graphics Card, and Display. The official registry trick provided by Microsoft sure works but it still warns you about possible performance and security issues on unsupported PCs.

Now, you won’t get the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” error while upgrading your PC. Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to share your queries and suggestions in the comment section down below. You may also subscribe to our newsletter for getting the latest updates directly into your inbox.

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