Here’s how you can install Windows 11 on laptops with unsupported processors, but there’s a catch

We have already detailed everything that users need to know about updating their Windows 10 PC or laptop to Windows 11 (here). We have also done a step-by-step guide on how to install Windows 11 on supported devices and things that users need to keep in mind while installing Windows 11 on their system.
Hardware requirements for Windows 11 are one of the most important. While requirements like RAM, Storage, Secure Boot support and TPM 2.0 are manageable, the processor requirements set by Microsoft is preventing a lot of people from going for the new operating system.
And if you too are among the people getting the message: “This PC doesn’t currently meet Windows 11 system requirements” and the reason behind it is an unsupported processor, then there’s a way to bypass the processor checklist.
Microsoft has posted this workaround, but with due warning. “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,” says the company in a warning to users.
In case, you are fine with updating your OS and taking the ‘risk’, here’s how to do it:

  • Click on Start and type ‘regedit’ and press enter.
  • Navigate to ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMSetupMoSetup
  • Under MoSetup, right click on the right plane and then choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) value
  • Enter following details and click Ok
  • Value name: AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU
  • Value date: 1
  • Base: Hexadecimal

Once this is done, download the ISO file from the official Microsoft page, open it in the File explorer and double-click on Setup to start the installation process.

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