Windows 11 Upgrade

How To Install Windows 11 On Unsupported Processor

Windows 11 requires your system meets a strict set of requirements before it will allow you to install it.  It requires the processor be at least an 8th generation Intel or a 3rd generation AMD Ryzen.  If your processor does not meet this specification but still want to install the new version, then there is a way to get Windows 11 to install that only takes a few simple steps.

We aren’t sure this is something we would recommend for everyone to try as it may have consequences into the future such as Windows security updates not working correctly or being applied.

Step 1 – Download Windows 11 ISO

You will need to download the Windows 11 Installation media first.  Visit Microsoft’s download page and scroll down to “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)”, select Windows 11, and click download.

Step 2 – Edit Windows Registry

Click the Start menu and type “regedit”  and then click enter.  This should launch the registry editor for Windows.   You then need to nagivate to “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup” which you can do by either copying and pasting the whole address into the address bar of the registry editor or by drilling down to that folder by firstly selecting “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE“, then “System“, “Setup” and lastly “MoSetup“.

Right click the mouse in the right page of the Registry editor window and pick “New“, then “DWORD (32-bit) Value“.  You are creating a new registry entry and you want to name the value “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU“.  Once you have created the entry, double click it and make the value 1 in the Value field, hit OK and then close the Registry editor.

Step 3 – Open the ISO File You Previously Downloaded in First Step

Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the ISO file to, likely your download folder.  Right click the ISO file and go to “Open With” then “Windows Explorer”.

Providing you followed these steps correctly (and Microsoft haven’t somehow disabled this technique) then Windows you to install Windows 11 following a warning message.   


If you are still having issues with your install, or you would like to contact us with regards to any a new system or upgrade to your current one, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call.





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