As previously noted, Microsoft requires the TPM module version 2.0 to be installed as a standard specification if you want to use Windows 11. This is done for security reasons. But on the other hand, this is a dilemma for PC/Laptop users who don’t have TPM 2.0.
When you force install Windows 11, the message “This PC can’t run Windows 11” will appear during installation.
If you have met the requirements to install Windows 11 but only lack the TPM 2.0 module, then you can use this method. An anonymous Twitter user @cadenzza_ has found a way where you can bypass the TPM 2.0 check and secure boot during a fresh install of Windows 11 without the need to create a custom ISO.
Bypass TPM 2.0 Check when Installing Windows 11
- To make Windows 11 bootable, you can use tools like Rufus.
- Boot through bootable Windows 11.
- At the setup screen, use the shortcut SHIFT + F10 to open the Command Prompt.
- Enter the command regedit and press enter.
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.
- In the right pane, right-click and select New > DWORD (32-bit). Name it BypassTPMCheck.
- Still in the same panel, right-click and select New > DWORD (32-bit). Name it BypassSecureBootCheck.
- Give each value 1 of each existing key.
- If so, you can close the Registry and Command Prompt windows.
After the process is complete, then you can follow the instructions on the screen to run the Windows 11 installation to completion.