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Bypass Windows 11 TPM 2.0 and CPU System Requirements

Installing Windows 11 on a device that does not meet Windows 11 minimum system requirements is not recommended. If you choose to install Windows 11 on ineligible hardware, you should be comfortable assuming the risk of running into compatibility issues.

Your device might malfunction due to these compatibility or other issues. Devices that do not meet these system requirements will no longer be guaranteed to receive updates, including but not limited to security updates.

The following disclaimer applies if you install Windows 11 on a device that doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements:

This PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements for running Windows 11 – these requirements help ensure a more reliable and higher quality experience. Installing Windows 11 on this PC is not recommended and may result in compatibility issues. If you proceed with installing Windows 11, your PC will no longer be supported and won’t be entitled to receive updates. Damages to your PC due to lack of compatibility aren’t covered under the manufacturer warranty.

Before you install Windows 11
If you are unsure if your device meets the Windows 11 minimum system requirements and have Windows 10 already installed, you can download the PC Health Check app, which will assess eligibility and identify components of your device that don’t meet the minimum requirements. The app will also link to info that details steps you can take to make your device meet the minimum system requirements.

After you install Windows 11
If you’re experiencing issues after upgrading to Windows 11 and your device does not meet the minimum system requirements, we recommend you go back to Windows 10. This option is only available for 10 days following your upgrade, after which time the files needed to perform this function will be removed to free up disk space on your device.

If you like, you can bypass the check for TPM 2.0 (at least TPM 1.2 is required) and the CPU family and model.

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology is designed to provide hardware-based, security-related functions. A TPM chip is a secure crypto-processor that helps you with actions such as generating, storing, and limiting the use of cryptographic keys.

A processor or central processing unit (CPU), is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

This tutorial will show you how to bypass the Windows 11 TPM 2.0 and CPU system requirements allowing you to upgrade to Windows 11 from a Windows 10 PC that doesn’t meet these requirements.

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How to Check if Processor is 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM in Windows 10

A processor or central processing unit (CPU), is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

The processor (CPU) architecture can be either 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64), or ARM.

If you have a 32-bit CPU, you will only be able to install a 32-bit Windows 10 on your PC.

If you have a 64-bit CPU, you will be able to install a 32-bit Windows 10 or 64-bit Windows 10 (recommended) on your PC.

This tutorial will help show you how to check if you have a 32-bit, 64-bit, or ARM based processor (CPU) architecture in Windows 10.

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How to Change Windows Defender Antivirus Maximum CPU Usage for a Scan in Windows 10

Windows Security is built-in to Windows 10 and includes an antirvirus program called Windows Defender Antivirus.

Windows Defender Antivirus helps protect your PC against malware (malicious software) like viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Malware can infect your PC without your knowledge: it might install itself from an email message, when you connect to the Internet, or when you install certain apps using a USB flash drive, CD, DVD, or other removable media. Some malware can also be programmed to run at unexpected times, not only when it’s installed.

Windows Defender Antivirus has a maximum 50 percentage CPU usage for a scan by default in Windows 10. If you like, you can specify a percentage of CPU usage you want Windows Defender Antivirus to not exceed.

This tutorial will show you how to specify the maximum percentage CPU usage allowed for a scan by Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10.

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How to Check What Processor or CPU is in Windows PC

A processor or central processing unit (CPU), is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

A multi-core processor is a computer processor integrated circuit with two or more separate processing units, called cores (aka: physical cores), which each read and execute program instructions, as if the computer had several processors.

Some CPUs can virtualize two cores for every one physical core that’s available, a technique known as Hyper-Threading (aka: logical processors). For example, if your CPU has 6 physical cores, it will show as having 12 logical processors with Hyper-Threading.

The clock speed of a processor is the number of instructions it can process in any given second, measured in gigahertz (GHz).

See also: Windows Processor Requirements | Microsoft Docs

This tutorial will show you different ways to check what processor or CPU is in your Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 PC.

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