How to bypass TPM 2.0 and install requirement checks for Windows 11

Windows 11 has specific hardware requirements. It is not uncommon for operating systems to define hardware requirements but Microsoft has always upgraded their operating system to be compatible with older hardware. The hardware requirements for Windows 11 are made so that a number of older devices are now excluded from upgrading.

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Avoid TPM 2.0 and install requirements checks – Windows 11

TPM is usually not a hardware requirement that people look for when buying a new laptop or desktop. It is a chip that adds an important layer of security. To install Windows 11, your computer must have TPM 2.0. Failure to do so will fail the compatibility check, and you will not be able to install Windows 11 through Windows Update, or via an installation disk.

You can bypass TPM 2.0 requirements when upgrading to Windows 11, or when performing a clean install. The process will be the same. Make sure the Windows 11 installation disk is ready. Check out our guide to learn how to make one.

Bypass TPM 2.o – upgrade to Windows 11

If you plan to upgrade instead of Windows 11 ie, upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, it will be easier to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement than if you reinstall Windows 11.

  1. Tap on the Shortcut Win + R keyboard to open the run box.
  2. In the run box, enter regedit and tap on the Enter key.
  3. Navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMSetup
  4. Right-click the Setup key and select New> July from the context menu.
  5. Name this new key: LabConfig
  6. Right-click the LabConfig key and select New value> DWORD (32-bit) from the context table.
  7. Name this value: BypassTPMCheck
  8. D.ouble-click BypassTPMCheck and set its value to 1.

  1. Right-click the LabConfig key and select New value> DWORD (32-bit) from the context menu.
  2. Name this value :BypassRAMCheck
  3. Double-click BypassRAMCheck and set its value to 1.

  1. Right-click LabConfig and select New value> DWORD (32-bit) from the context menu.
  2. Name this value: BypassSecureBootCheck
  3. Double-click BypassSecureBootCheck and set its value to 1.
  4. Close Registry Editor.
  5. Connect the Install Windows 11 USB / Disk to your system.
  6. Run the Configuration file.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade to Windows 11.

Bypass TPM 2.o – Install Windows Windows

To clean Windows 11 installation on a system that does not meet the TPM requirements, you need to make those same edits to the Windows registry. The trick is to edit it from outside the Windows environment.

  1. Connect the Windows 11 USB disk to your computer.
  2. Boot the system to BIOS.
  3. Change the the first boot device to USB.
  4. Restart the system and get boot from the installation disc.
  5. When you see a message telling you Windows 11 cannot run on the PC, just press the Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut.
  6. Command Prompt will open.
  7. In Command Prompt, apply regedit and tap on the Enter key.
  8. Once the registry editor is open, follow the steps in the previous section and edit the table to avoid TPM 2.0 requirements.
  9. Run the Windows 11 installation again.


The TPM chip is for security so you don’t miss out on any Windows 11 features. If you’re scared about upgrading to Windows 11 without a TPM chip, there’s not much you can do. You can try to update or install the chip but mostly, you need to buy a new system that has the chip installed.

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