Microsoft has released the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build to the Dev Channel, Build 22000.51, and users are reporting being unable to install it for not meeting minimum system requirements.

Last week, Microsoft announced Windows 11 and members of the Windows Insiders Program would get their first chance of testing the preview builds this week.

Just after the announcement, Microsoft said that Windows 11 will require TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chips on existing and new devices. However, new Registry entries have been discovered that allow you to bypass the TPM requirement and minimum memory and secure boot requirements.

What is TPM ?

“The Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) is a chip that is either integrated into your PC’s motherboard or added separately into the CPU,” explains David Weston, director of an enterprise and OS security at Microsoft. “Its purpose is to protect encryption keys, user credentials, and other sensitive data behind a hardware barrier so that malware and attackers can’t access or tamper with that data.”

To bypass the TPM 2.0 requirements when installing Windows 11, please follow these steps:

  1. Install Windows 11 via an ISO or the Windows 11 Insider Program. While installing Windows 11, if your computer does not meet the hardware requirements, you will see a message stating, “This PC can’t run Windows 11.”

2. When you see the above message, press Shift+F10 on your keyboard at the same time to launch a command prompt.  At this command prompt, type regedit and press enter to launch the Windows Registry Editor.

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3. When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup, right-click on the Setup key and select New > Key.

When prompted to name the key, enter LabConfig and press enter.

Now right-click on the LabConfig key and select New > DWORD  (32-bit) value and create a value named BypassTPMCheck,and set its data to 1. Now create the BypassRAMCheck and BypassSecureBootCheck values and set their data to 1 as well, so it looks like the following image.

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4. Once you configure those three values under the LabConfig key, close the Registry Editor, and then type exit in the Command Prompt followed by enter to close the window.

5. You will now be back at the message stating that the PC can’t run Windows 11. Click on the back button in the Windows Setup dialogue, as shown below.

6. You will now be back at the screen prompting you to select the version of Windows 11 you wish to install. You can now continue with the setup, and the hardware requirements will be bypassed, allowing you to install Windows 11.

We don’t recommend disabling the TPM 2.0 requirement, you are effectively reducing the security in Windows 11.

Article Reference : Albacore