Stuck on Windows 11 setup screen with the “This PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements” message? We will help you bypass it in a few minutes. If you are not aware, Microsoft has criteria for PCs that are eligible to get Windows 11 upgrade. Apart from the usual requirements like storage space, CPU, RAM, etc., they have made it mandatory for the systems to have TPM 2.0 support. TPM 2.0 provides an additional security layer for the PCs at the hardware level, and it is beneficial for the customers in the long term. However, the quick imposition of this change made it difficult for the PC and Mac owners to experience the goodness of Windows 11. Thankfully, Microsoft themselves has provided a solution for installing Windows 11 on incompatible systems; let’s see more about it below.
How to bypass this PC doesn’t currently meet Widows 11 system requirements
PC users running Windows 10 may check for the Windows 11 update through the software update channel from 05-10-2021. They may also download Windows 11 offline installer (ISO) from the Microsoft website. When the Windows Setup is run, the inbuilt tools check for TPM 2.0 availability on your PC’s motherboard. And if it is not present, you see an onscreen message “This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements for Windows 11,” and the installer won’t let you proceed any further.
Although TPM 2.0 is a must for installing Windows 11, it seems like Microsoft backed off from their initial stand. Because now Microsoft themselves have shared a KB article on bypassing the TPM 2.0 requirement. They still warn you about the possible security issues with installing Windows 11 on an unsupported system. However, you can do it if your hardware has at least TPM 1.2, as per the support information on the Microsoft website.
We also know about a script that can block the automatic TPM version check in Windows 11. But before that, let’s talk about the official way to install Windows 11 on an unsupported PC or Mac.
Official way to skip system requirements warning while running Windows 11 installer
Open this Microsoft weblink and scroll down to the section “Other ways to install Windows 11.”
Now, as they say in the article, open the “Registry Editor” application in your Windows 10 PC. You can use the search box to quickly access it. Browse through the Registry tree for HKEY_LOCAL_MAHINE and select the MoSetup entry.
Then, right-click, and create a new DWORD Entry “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU” and put it’s value a “1”. If you have any doubt regarding creating the Registry entry to block TPM 2.0 check, watch the video below.
Restart the PC now and begin the Windows 11 installation using the ISO image. Double-click on ISO, and run the setup.exe from the list files inside. If you successfully skip the system requirements warning, you will see a screen like this, as shown in the following image.
Here Microsoft is advising you about the implications associated with the forced Windows 11 upgrade. Also, they state that the compatibility-related issues on your PC are no longer covered under the manufacture warranty if you proceed with the installation. However, I can confirm that I’m getting Windows 11 features and security updates (as of now) after the installation. So I believe you can just ignore this warning and click the “Accept” button.
Alternative: Using a third-party script to stop TPM checks during Windows 11 installation.
As we said earlier, the Windows installer not finding the TPM 2.0 chip is the reason for the ” This PC doesn’t currently meet all the system requirements” error in most of the cases. Therefore, hiding this fact from the Health Check app/ Windows 11 setup is our way to install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware. There is one script in Github which does this magically and lets you install Windows 11 on almost all Mac and PCs if they support TPM 1.2 at the least.
Download the script from this Github page, and extract the contents to a folder on your PC.You can see the two scripts inside the folder ending with .cmd extension; execute them one by one.
Windows SmartScreen may block the script from running. In that case, click on the “more info” link and choose “Run Anyway.” Now the command prompt window will show up; press ENTER. Finally, Windows PowerShell opens automatically and installs the script, as shown in the above screenshot.
The Windows 11 installer won’t bother the unavailability of TPM 2.0 post the successful installation of the script. You will be able to skip the “system requirements” warning and install OS as usual.