The presentation of Windows 11 generated a lot of interest around the world, although the compatibility tool that Microsoft offered left millions of people disappointed, who saw the impossibility of installing Windows 11 on their old computer.
The little program in question had errors and showed more negatives than it should, but still, you need to have a relatively modern computer, 64-bit machines with TPM 2.0.
The funny thing is, even some of Microsoft’s own Surface machines won’t run Windows 11, but there are a few tricks we can do to get around some limits.
It is true that there is no way around 64 bits, 32-bit machines will never be able to run it, but TPM 2.0 can be bypassed.
Inside your Windows June 11, 2021 Minimum Hardware Requirements PDF is the phrase:
After approval by Microsoft, OEM systems for commercial special-purpose systems, custom orders, and customer systems with a custom image do not need to ship with TPM support enabled.
Lawrence Abrams of Bleeping Computer has taken advantage of this detail. He posted an article where he shows how to create a new LabConfig key and configure the BypassTPMCheck, BypassRAMCheck, and BypassSecureBootCheck DWORD values to bypass the compatibility check.
In another article, Zachary Wander, on Android XDA, has four more approaches that are described in depth. Your first approach is to manually enroll in the development channel. That, in theory, should allow Windows 11 to be installed on unsupported machines. It also recommends signing up for the dev channel, but instead of a registration hack, running a Github script. The third thing he recommends is building a hybrid USB installer. You’ll be downloading ISOs, burning images to USB sticks, hacking registry entries, and more, but it will succeed in the end. The last trick is to go into the Windows 11 ISO file and delete a compatibility check file.
The downside is that these tricks only work for the current trial version of Windows 11, they may not work when the real version of the operating system is shipped, although others may already exist by then.