Microsoft reveals a trick to install Windows 11 on unsupported systems: here there is no one who understands anything
At Microsoft they told us that to install Windows 11 it would be necessary to have TPM 2.0 support. It is, but now the company has done something amazing: has shown how to “bypass” that check to be able to install Windows 11 on unsupported computers.
The truth is that since the company announced that requirement, various external methods have appeared to bypass the restriction, and it seems that Microsoft has decided to offer an official way to complete the process, although they continue to warn of the implications you have to do something like that.
Microsoft has not just clarified
The Redmond company is already famous for its twists and turns when it comes to communicating how its products will perform. It happened (among others) with the Xbox One – Do you remember when they said that you would have to connect at least once every 24 hours to the Internet or it would not let you play? – and something similar is happening with Windows 11.
Of the new operating system they indicated initially that there would be no possibility to install it on some computers. The famous TPM 2.0 support was the protagonist of the story, and that left out several Intel and AMD CPUs from the years 2016 and 2017 that, the truth, are still totally valid to govern a PC or a laptop.
Microsoft then reversed and commented that part of what he had initially said was perhaps not entirely accurate. It opened the door for the 7th gen Intel Core and AMD Zen 1s to still be compatible with Windows 11, but the mess of minimum requirements and confusion was still there.
Criticism continued to rise, so in Redmond they decided to go one step further and claim that it could be installed on older computers, but on them security updates would not be available. The idea was not exactly “a gift”, and in fact Microsoft itself estimated that users who did not meet the minimum requirements would experience an average of 52% more BSOD than those who did.
That did not matter for some users: the appearance of “Unlocked” versions of Windows 11 grew, modified to be installed without meeting the minimum requirements. In Genbeta they tried one of those ways to install Windows 11 without the computer meeting all the requirements: everything seems to work smoothly (even Windows Update!).
The truth is that this whole situation seems to have been enough to make Microsoft move again, and it does so in a surprising way: the company now explains how to install Windows 11 on an unsupported computer.
To get this, the Microsoft support website indicates that you have to modify the Windows registry, but they add a warning:
Serious problems can occur if the registry is modified incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require reinstalling the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
The very process of installing Windows 11 on unsupported computers also causes a window with a clear warning to appear. Therefore, we will not need a computer with TPM 2.0 support, but it will still be necessary to follow the steps indicated by Microsoft let’s have at least TPM 1.2 support.
If we don’t have that support either, nothing happens: Microsoft does not indicate it, but it is possible to avoid all these checks with this script that deletes the appraiser.dll file during the installation process.
The truth is that as indicated by Microsoft, installing Windows 11 on these computers can cause conflicts and problems to appear in the future. It may even be better to continue enjoying Windows 10, whose life cycle does not end until October 2025: maybe then we want to take the opportunity to modernize the computer and, incidentally, make the leap to Windows 11 finally.
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