Have you tried to install Windows 11 on your PC but the procedure is not successful because the TPM extension (acronym of Trusted Platform Module). The latter, if you don’t know, is a microchip integrated into the PC motherboard (or added at a later time) that allows you to protect your data at a low level by generating and storing keys based on the system in use.
As indicated by Microsoft through its official channels, the presence of the TPM is important to ensure a user experience on Windows 11 that is safe and free from compatibility problems. However, it is possible install windows 11 without TPM bypassing control for this component.
If you are aware of the risks in terms of compatibility and safety that you run by carrying out this operation and you want to put it into practice, you can find all the information you need below. In the next chapters, in fact, I will explain how to proceed both if you want to perform a clean installation of the operating system and if you want to upgrade from a previous version of Windows. Happy reading and good luck with everything!
How to do a clean install of Windows 11 without TPM
We start this tutorial by dealing with theclean install of windows 11obviously bypassing the TPM requirement and proceeding both with the official method and by removing the controls.
In the first case, it is an official method from Microsoft, but which requires at least that both Secure Boot and TPM 1.2 are present on the PC in use. In the second case, however, it is possible to remove any checks to proceed with the installation of Windows 11.
Installation via USB/ISO media
You should know that Microsoft has allowed the installation of Windows 11 via USB or DVD media on PCs that do not fully meet all the minimum requirements for Windows 11.
In other words, installing via USB stick or disk bypasses both the CPU family check both that of TPM 2.0. Obviously in this case, both the Secure Boot and the TPM 1.2 must be at least present, otherwise it will not be possible to proceed with the installation.
So if you want to know how to install windows 11 without TPM 2.0all you have to do is download the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool which you can find at this link. So go to the section Creating Windows 11 installation media of the site just mentioned and press the button Download nowto withdraw the .exe file of the Media Creation Tool.
When the download is complete, start the tool and, on the screen that appears, press the keys I accept And Come onthen choose to create USB media (USB flash drives) or a support disk (ISO files).
In the first case, all you have to do is connect a USB stick with at least 8GB of free space to your PC and wait for the Microsoft tool to download all the data and prepare the installation media.
Choosing ISO fileshowever, you can decide whether to burn the ISO image to a DVD immediately or proceed later using your favorite burning software.
After creating the Windows 11 installation media, all you have to do is restart your PC (make sure you have kept all your important data, which will be deleted with a clean install).
Once this is done, you need to run the boot from the Windows 11 USB stick or DVD. So press the button F12 or Erase or any other key that is suggested to you when starting the PC, to access the BIOS (I told you about it in my tutorial on how to enter the PC BIOS) and change the boot order (section boot), putting in the first position theUSB drive or that DVD. Once the change has been made, exit the BIOS saving the changes (Save and Exit), so as to restart the PC.
This will start the Windows 11 installation screen. At this point, all you have to do is follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation of the operating system. I recommend that you select the mode Personalizedas it allows you to select and format the disk drive where to cleanly install Windows 11. You can find all the details in my tutorial on how to download and install Windows 11.
After you have performed all the steps that are shown to you on the screen, you will find yourself on the desktop, to use your new Windows 11 operating system.
Forcing the removal of controls
If your PC does not have the TPM 2.0 nor the older version TPM 1.2the matter becomes a little more complex, but I’m sure that with my suggestions, you will be able to figure it out easily.
You should know that the procedure to follow in this part of the tutorial is identical to what I have already explained in detail in the previous chapter. What you need to do in addition is to enable the passing of the checks during the clean installation of Windows 11. Let’s see how to do it!
For install Windows 11 without TPM and Secure Bootfirst create your USB or DVD media via the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and restart your PC, setting the boot priority for the USB drive or the DVD drive. Once this is done, the next time your PC restarts, you will be shown the Windows 11 installation welcome screen.
At this precise moment, you don’t have to start the installation procedure, but press the key combination Shift+F10to open the Command Prompt. In the command line screen that appears, type the command regedit and press the key Enter.
Once this is done, you will have access to theRegistry Editor. What you now need to do is add keys that allow you to bypass the requirement checks. Therefore, get to the path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setupright click on the right screen and choose the items New > Key from the context menu, then setting the name of the newly created key to LabConfig.
Once this is done, select the item from the side menu LabConfig and click with the right mouse button inside the right screen, then choose the items New > DWORD Value (32-bit). Rename this new value to BypassTPMCheck and then double click on it. In the box that is shown to you, under the item Value dataset the value 1 (rather than ) and press the button Okay.
By doing so, you will have completely disabled the TPM check. If you need to disable other controls, you can create new ones DWORD (32-bit) values with the name BypassSecureBootCheckto bypass the Secure Boot check, or BypassRAMCheck, to circumvent that of RAM. CPU check is already bypassed as you are using USB or disk media.
At this point, you just have to close both theRegistry Editor that the Command Prompt and continue with the installation of Windows 11, following the procedures I described in the previous chapter.
I point out that you can also use the famous tool Rufus to create your own DVD media bypassing TPM and Secure Boot checks. I told you about it in detail in this tutorial of mine.
How to upgrade to Windows 11 without TPM
Don’t want to proceed with a clean install of Windows 11 but want to upgrade instead, still considering circumventing the TPM requirement? In this case, you have the official method from Microsoft or you can use a third-party tool. Find all the details in the following chapters.
Microsoft has been considering using an official method to bypass some minimum requirements of Windows 11 so that it can be upgraded. Specifically it is about bypassing the CPU control and of presence of TPM 2.0. Obviously, in this case the two essential requirements remain unchanged, namely the presence of TPM 1.2 and Secure Boot.
To proceed with this official method, but which in any case is not recommended by Microsoft for the reasons indicated in the introduction of this tutorial of mine, in the search bar on the Windows 10 taskbar, type the term regedit and click on the item Registry Editor.
At this point, you reach the path
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup. If the folder MoSetup if it is not present, select the folder Setupright-click and choose items New > Key from the context menu, then assign the name MoSetup to the newly created key.
Now right-click inside the folder MoSetup and select items New > DWORD Value (32-bit) from the menu that is proposed to you. So rename the newly created key to AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU and double click on it. In the box that is shown to you, under the item Value dataset the value 1 (rather than ) and press the button Okay.
Now restart your computer and carry out the same procedure that I described in this chapter, to create your USB or DVD support via the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool. Once this is done, run the file setup.exe that you find inside the USB stick or DVD to start the Windows 11 upgrade procedure.
Please note that you cannot use theWindows 11 Setup Assistant (downloadable at this link) to upgrade your PC to Windows 11, as the tool will continue to run the checks. Then rely on the USB/DVD support to carry out the update, following the steps on the screen which will allow you to carry out the upgrade while maintaining your personal data.
Use third party tools
If you cannot update your PC using the procedure indicated in the previous chapter, because neither TPM 2.0 nor TPM 1.2 are present on your PC, you can use a third party scripts which bypasses all sorts of checks on the minimum system requirements of Windows 11.
Specifically, I’m talking about the scripts present inside the famous instrument Universal Media Creation Toolfree and open source available at this link: to get it, press on the items Queues And ZIP downloads which you find at the top right.
After downloading the ZIP file of the application, extract it to your PC and open its root directory MediaCreationTool.bat-main. At this point, open the folder bypass11 that you find inside and double click on the file Skip_TPM_Check_on_Dynamic_Update.cmd.
Once this is done, it will open the PowerShell of Windows. If prompted, press the button Yup on the Windows UAC screen to proceed. At this point, you don’t have to do anything except wait for the correct registry keys to be entered to bypass the checks.
Good! All done! Now you just have to follow the same procedures that I suggested in a previous chapter to create your USB/DVD support with the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and then launch the file setup.exe contained within the newly created USB stick (or DVD).
Again, you can upgrade to Windows 11 as a clean install or as an upgrade, keeping your personal data. Again, you can’t use theWindows 11 Setup Assistant as it will continue to perform minimum requirements checks.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and Microsoft sites. He collaborates with computer magazines and takes care of the technological section of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he simply answers thousands of computer-related questions. He has published for Mondadori and Mondadori Informatica.