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Installing Windows 11 without TPM or supported hardware is possible, at your own risk

Installing Windows 11 without TPM or supported hardware is possible, at your own risk

by Vyncent ChanOctober 6, 2021
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If you own a pretty old system and would like to experience Windows 11, chances are that your CPU might no longer be supported. Or you might not have the TPM 2.0 required by Windows 11. While the easy (and recommended) way would be to upgrade your PC to meet Microsoft’s requirements, you can actually install Windows 11 without TPM or the supported hardware.

A script released as part of the Universal MediaCreationTool wrapper on GitHub lets you bypass the checks for TPM 2.0, as well as other specifications on your system. This includes checks to ensure that you have a supported CPU, or whether you have enough RAM or storage. This should allow most people to get onto the Windows 11 train, especially those who are running systems that aren’t that outdated yet, like 1st Gen AMD Ryzen or 7th Gen Intel Core processors.

Obviously, by circumventing the requirements, this is done at your own risk. You will also not be getting updates and support for your Windows 11 installation. However if all you want is just to get a good taste of Windows 11 before you decide whether it is worth upgrading your PC, then this might be a pretty good option.


If you are still on the fence, you can read our article on the features and upgrades that Windows 11 will be bringing to the table to help decide if this is for you, or you will just skip. One thing that I would like to mention is that the much awaited Android app support is “coming soon”, so don’t upgrade to Windows 11 right now expecting to use that, just to be disappointed.


Pokdepinion: Probably worth a try just to see how old a system you can run Windows 11 on before it really starts affecting the user experience.

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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