Microsoft says Windows 11 is still the safest Windows, but it comes at a price tag. After spending a few weeks in beta, Windows 11 was released on October 5. It’s a free upgrade, but the gist of it is that the free upgrade is available on far fewer devices than the free Windows 10 upgrade. With this, Microsoft has tightened the qualification standards for Windows.

See also: Everything You Need to Know About Windows 11

Fortunately, there are ways to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. To do this, you need to ignore security and hardware testing in Windows 11. This means that you are basically missing out on some of the promised security appeal that Microsoft is promising here. However, if you really, really want to upgrade to Windows 11, this trick will work. Here’s how to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

What you need to know before installing Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

Microsoft has been back and forth about the minimum system requirements that Windows 11 will require for the system. There was a backlash against the original system requirements, and then Microsoft relaxed them a bit and revealed that it wouldn’t stop you from installing Windows 11. On unsupported hardware. However, it comes with a star.

Related: Complete Windows 11 Installation Guide

Microsoft has an official support page that explains its position on installing Windows 11 on unsupported hardware. First, there are potential compatibility issues. Windows 11 is still very early and has not been tested enough to determine if there will be a sync issue if you run it on unsupported hardware. It is safe to assume that this is a potential problem you may face. Microsoft also says that if you install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, your system loses the guarantee of system updates, including not limited to security updates.

How to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.

NoteThe following method works by modifying Windows 11 ISO to remove the security check. Microsoft does not recommend that you do this. This can disable your system, so before you go any further, make sure you have a backup, and you understand the risks to your software, data and hardware. Note that even after using this method, you cannot install Windows 11 on your system. This method may bypass some security checks, and will allow you to install Windows 11 without TPM. However, some other requirements, such as having a 64-bit CPU, cannot be ignored.

Microsoft has a PC Health Check app, which you must download and run. The app verifies if your system is not compatible with Windows 11, and lists the components responsible for incompetence.

In addition, you will need to check your boot system type in Windows. Search and open the System Information app. msinfo In your Start menu. Click on System summary In the left pane, check what you have. BIOS mode Says. It should be BIOS Or UEFA.

Check the Windows system info BIOS.

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For this procedure you will need a USB drive with a minimum size of 8GB. You will create a bootable USB drive using the official Windows 11 ISO and Routes bootable creator app.

  • Download the latest version of Rufus here. If you want a one-click experience, you can choose the portable version.
  • Visit the official website for Windows 11 ISO download.
  • Under Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) Section, click Select download., And select. Windows 11. Click on the blue color. Download Button
  • This will prompt you to select a language for your ISO. Under Select product language. Section, click Choose one. Select the language of your choice from the dropdown, and click. please confirm.. The download will begin.
Windows 11 ISO Download Website

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  • After the ISO download is complete, connect the USB drive to your computer, and start Rufus.
  • Rufus will automatically detect the USB drive, but if that doesn’t happen, or if you see a different drive selected, click the drop-down menu below. Device Label, and select your USB drive.
  • Click on Select. Button below Boot selection Label, right. Navigate to the downloaded Windows 11 ISO file, and select it. Rufus will populate the rest of the settings, which you will need to adjust to the system of your choice.
  • Under Image options Labels, select Installation Extended Windows 11 (No TPM / No Secure Boot). This setting is in place to ensure that you can install Windows 11 without interrupting the TPM testing process.
  • Up to you BIOS mode As previously determined, under Distribution scheme Labels, select MBR, If you have a BIOS System or GPT, If you have a UEFA The system you should see. Target system The label reflects your BIOS mode when you change the partition scheme.
  • If you have an older 64-bit system you are trying, check it out. Add fixes to older BIOS. Option Your last roofs screen should look something like this.
  • Windows 11 non-supported hardware roof settings

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  • Click Start to create a bootable USB. It will take some time to write the files to the USB drive. You will see a confirmation when the process is complete.
  • The rest of the process is just like any old bootable USB installation. Connect the USB drive to the system you want to upgrade to Windows 11, and boot it up. You can now boot into Windows 11 bootable USB by pressing the boot option key specific to your system and bringing up your boot device menu. This is usually one of the delete keys or function keys. You can see the key bindings specific to your system. Once the Boot Device menu appears, select USB Drive, and follow the Windows 11 installation setup.

    More here: How to run Android apps on Windows 11.

    Using Windows 11 on unsupported hardware

    As we mentioned earlier, this is a stripped down version of Windows 11. Although it doesn’t carry a lot of components, the components that are removed can potentially weaken support for existing or future features in the OS. Microsoft is already snatching Windows Update support, and it could snatch more in the future.

    Also read: Windows 11 Beta Impressions

    That being said, it’s still a solid way for Windows 11 to breathe new life into the aging system. This is especially true if you have an older system that lacks TPM because this method will allow you to install Windows 11 without TPM. Just be prepared to disturb some features. We’ll be updating this guide with better ways to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, so keep an eye out for more.