Hot Take Bypass Windows 11 TPM and CPU system requirements with a single command

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The Windows 11 system requirements have always been a bone of contention among enthusiasts and users alike as Microsoft deemed relatively new processors (at that time), like Intel's 7th gen (Kaby Lake) and AMD's first-gen Ryzen, as incompatible. These were fairly capable CPUs and would have easily been able to run Windows 11. However, these chips, and anything older, did not possess certain security features that the Redmond giant felt were crucial.

Aside from CPUs, TPM version 2.0 was also made mandatory. Again, Microsoft reasoned that such were the strict security characteristics Windows 11 brought.

Regardless, people have continued to use bypasses so as to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. Highly popular third-party utilities also started providing the service. First, it was Rufus which added the bypass as early as October of 2021 itself when the OS became generally available. Later on, it was expanded to include in-place upgrades as well, and even more soon after that.

After this, Ventoy joined in too as added options to bypass requirements. Although not as popular as these two, WinToUSB also added bypass support earlier this year. Interestingly, Microsoft too, made a registry bypass official, though with a fair amount of warning.

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another article about bypass: apparently it can be bypassed, but should I... :unsure:
It will probably be faster than Windows 10 and should work fine. However, on unsupported hardware, new builds of Windows 11 need to be installed manually, e.g. with Media Creation Tool, as they are not available from Windows Update, although all other updates are. Why not create a backup and then try it? If you don't like you can rollback to Windows 10, or if that fails restore from the backup.

If you want to stick with Windows 10, it will still receive updates for two years.
 

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A few days ago, a new report emerged about Windows 11 having slightly more than 400 million monthly active devices. Although it is significantly lower than what Windows 10 had achieved after its first two years, the result beat Microsoft's humble expectations. According to leaked data, Microsoft lowered its forecast primarily due to Windows 11's high CPU requirements and the need for a hardware or firmware Trusted Platform Module.

Steep hardware requirements cannot stop a true enthusiast from installing Windows 11 on an unsupported PC, but it looks like the list of available bypasses just lost one option.

Users recently discovered a new command that lets you skip the TPM requirement by "pretending" you are using a server edition. Windows 11 "thinks" you are about to set up a server edition, skips hardware checks, and proceeds to install your Home or Professional edition without limitations.

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One-click Windows 11 system requirements bypass for TPM, CPU, uncovered for LTSC
Back in October 2023, we reported about a single command trick that allowed users to bypass the Windows 11 system requirements check during the setup process. While we only came across it in October, this trick had been doing the rounds from back in 2022 itself.

A similar trick has been discovered wherein a user will be able to bypass the system requirements, though this works on Windows 11 LTSC (Long Term Servicing Channel). It's a one-click trick that works by choosing the Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC option in the OS selection during setup.


 

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Will that trick be valid for the other language besides English is also applicatble for Windows 11 LTSC?
 

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Twitter (now X) and tech enthusiast Bob Pony found that Windows 8 users who do not have a PC compatible with Windows 11 can upgrade by selecting the Windows 11 version 24H2 IoT Enterprise Edition during the OS setup.


Unfortunately, this trick is unlikely to work with those who sport some really old processors that lack PopCnt or SSE4.2 instructions. In case you have not been following, the company is experimenting this block on 24H2 Insider builds.
 

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