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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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Upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 with Windows 11 Installation Assistant

The Windows 11 Installation Assistant allows you to upgrade a Windows 10 PC directly to the latest Windows 11 build.

Before you begin, check to see if the following conditions apply to you:

  • You have a Windows 10 license.
  • Your PC must have Windows 10, version 2004 or higher installed to run Installation Assistant.
  • Your PC meets the Windows 11 device specifications for upgrade requirements and supported features. Certain features require additional hardware. It is also recommend that you visit your PC’s manufacturer’s website for information about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.
  • Your PC must have 9 GB of free disk space to download Windows 11.

This tutorial will show you how to upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10 with the Windows 11 Installation Assistant.

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Upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.

If your existing Windows 10 PC is running the most current version of Windows 10 and meets the minimum hardware specifications it will be able to upgrade to Windows 11. The upgrade rollout plan is still being finalized, but for most devices already in use today, Microsoft expects it to be ready sometime in early 2022. Not all Windows 10 PCs that are eligible to upgrade to Windows 11 will be offered to upgrade at the same time. Windows Update will provide an indication if and when your PC is eligible. Once the upgrade rollout has started, you can check if it is ready for your device by going to Settings/Windows Update.

It will be free to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. But only Windows 10 PCs that are running the most current version of Windows 10 and meet the minimum hardware specifications will be able to upgrade. You can check to see if you have the latest updates for Windows 10 in Settings/Windows Update. The free upgrade offer does not have a specific end date for eligible systems. However, Microsoft reserves the right to eventually end support for the free offer. This end date will be no sooner than one year from general availability.

This tutorial will show you step by step on how to manually upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 for Free

After 10 years, support for Windows 7 is coming to an end on January 14, 2020. When Windows 7 reaches end of support on January 14, 2020, your computer will still function but Microsoft will no longer provide technical support for any issues, software updates, and security updates or fixes. Now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10.

While the Windows 10 free upgrade offer through the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app ended on July 29, 2016, you can still upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free using the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (MCT) if you upgrade from an activated Windows 7.

This tutorial will show you how to upgrade an activated Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free using the Media Creation Tool (MCT).

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