How to Fix Windows 11 Installation Error “This PC can’t run Windows 11”?

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To install a Windows 11, Microsoft has made some hardware mandatory. So, with the default configuration of VMware Workstation 16 Player or a physical machine, you can’t install Windows 11 if they don’t meet the minimum system requirements. So, purposely I decided to test Windows 11 on a VMware Workstation 16 Player, and I could not do so because my virtual machine was not meeting the hardware requirements to install Windows 11. I tried to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine with 2GB RAM, 2 Core CPUs, and a 60GB HDD configuration. Then, I decided to bypass the minimum system requirements through the Registry, and finally, I got success. I was able to install Windows 11.

In this growupwindows article, we will explain the whole process of installing Windows 11 on a virtual machine or a physical machine with low hardware specs without modifying the Windows 11 official ISO.

How to Fix Windows 11 Installation Error “This PC can’t run Windows 11”?

The steps below focus on bypassing RAM, CPU, SecureBoot, and TPM 2.0 and installing a new Windows 11 from scratch. Here is what to do?

Step 1. First, download the latest Windows 11 ISO from the Microsoft website.

Step 2. Then, configure your virtual machine or install it on your physical PC.

Step 3. If your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirement that is recommended by Microsoft, after a few minutes during installation of Windows 11, you see the error, “This PC can’t run Windows 11.”

Here trick goes. Press Shift + F10 (or, Shift + Fn + F10) to open the Command Prompt window on your screen.

Step 4. Then, on the prompt, type regedit and press Enter key on the keyboard to open the Registry Editor window.

Step 5. When the Registry Editor window appears on your computer, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup

Step 6. Then, right-click on the Setup folder and choose New > Key.

Step 7. After that, name the newly created key as LabConfig.

Step 8. After that, right-click the newly created key LabConfig and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 9. Then, name this REG_DWORD as BypassTPMCheck.

Step 10. Next, double-click the BypassTPMCheck REG_DWORD and change its Value data from 0 to 1.

Step 11. Then, hit the OK button.

Step 12. To disable the Secure Boot check, right-click on LabConfig and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it BypassSecureBootCheck and set its Value data to 1.

Step 13. For bypassing the RAM check, right-click on LabConfig and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it BypassRAMCheck. Set its Value data to 1.

Step 14. Finally, to bypass the CPU check, right-click on LabConfig and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it BypassCPUCheck. Set its Value data to 1.

Step 15. You have bypassed Secure Boot, TPM, RAM, and CPU checks until now. When you’re done, your registry should look like the below picture:-

Step 16. Now, close the Registry Editor and Command Prompt window.

Step 17. Then, close the Windows Setup window. Click Yes button when prompted.

Note: Please don’t restart your computer. If you reboot your computer at this stage, you’ll need to repeat the above steps.

Step 18. Now, you will again see the “Install now” button on the screen. Hit the Install now button.

This time you’ll not get the error “This PC can’t run Windows 11.” That means you have successfully bypassed RAM, CPU, SecureBoot, and TPM 2.0 requirements to install Windows 11. You can now continue installing Windows 11.

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