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How to Bypass TPM 2.0 for Windows 11

This post will show how to bypass TPM 2.0 requirement for Windows 11 using Microsoft’s provided workaround for TPM 1.2 systems.

The message “This PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements” is what users will receive when they do not meet the TPM 2.0 requirement for Windows 11. By default, you will not be able to proceed without the required hardware. However, if your system is at least TPM 1.2, Microsoft briefly mentioned a bypass method in their beta support site.

We will walk you through the bypass TPM 2.0 steps so that you can proceed with the installation for Windows 11. 

What is TPM 2.0?

TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module, and its purpose is to guard the data used to authenticate the PC. TPM is an international standard for secure crypto processors. It secures the hardware by a series of cryptographic keys and uses an integrated microcontroller. TPMs are available on many different hardware devices included PC CPUs.

Want to know more? Here’s more on TPM 2.0.

How to bypass TPM 2.0 requirement for Windows 11

Method 1 – Registry Edit

As mention by Microsoft, users with hardware that have TPM 1.2 or higher can bypass it by editing the registry of Windows. However, if you are going to proceeding without the minimin requirements, Microsoft states, “We do not recommend installing Windows 11 on a device that doesn’t meet requirements.” 

**Warning – Before proceeding, be sure to create a System Restore point. Registry edits can cause system issues for users.**

1. Open Registry Editor

Begin by clicking on Start, in search type ‘regedit.’

Open Registry Editor

2. Locate Directory 

On the left expand directories HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM,  Setup, and MoSetup

Locate Folder

The path at the top should look like this:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup

If it does not exist, you can create one by right-clicking on the MoSetup folder and select New, then KEY. Enter the name ‘MoSetup

3. Add New Key 

On the left, ensure the MoSetup is selected. Now, on the right, right-click on the open space, and choose New, then DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Create Key

Set the name as AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU

4. Open Key

Now that we have created a new key, we need to set the value. Double-click to open, and set the value to 1.

Edit DWORD

Click OK to close.

You have completed all the steps. Close out all the windows, and begin the Windows 11 installation.

Method 2 – Overwrite Source file

To complete this method you will need to download the below dll file. You will also need to have the Windows 11 ISO file. If you have already follow the How to get Windows 11 officially guide.

TPM FIX Download


TPM fix file DOWNLOAD

Once you have it download, extract the contents, which should only be a file called ‘appraiserres.dll’.

1. Create Folder

Create a new folder called Windows 11 somewhere you can easily find it.

2. Extract ISO

Find the Windows 11 ISO, double-click and open it up. Highlight all the contents in the main directory and copy it.

Copy ISO contents

3. Paste contents

Navigate back to the new Windows 11 folder, and paste the files copied from the Windows ISO.

Paste to new folder

4. Copy the TPM Fix

Locate the TPM Fix file you downloaded, and copy the file in it called ‘appraiserres.dll’.

5. Find Source Folder

Go back to your newly created Windows 11 folder, open up the ‘sources’ folder and paste the file.

Open ‘sources’ folder and paste

Windows will prompt you during the file transfer. Select ‘Replace the file in the destination’.

Move back to the main folder of Windows 11, and double-click on ‘setup.exe’, and now you can begin the full Windows 11 installation.

Video: How to bypass TPM

Both methods above are completed in this video tutorial.

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