How to install Windows 11 on an old PC without TPM 2.0?

Do you want to install Windows 11 on your old computer that does not have the mandatory TPM 2.0 chip? Here’s how to bypass checking for the presence of the TPM 2.0 security chip and other restrictions (RAM, CPU, etc.), and install Windows 11 using the Rufus software.

The release of the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, Windows 11, has caused a lot of ink to flow. New hardware components are required in order to install Windows 11. These include the TPM 2.0 security chip. You must also have a relatively recent processor to authorize the installation. You can check the official website of Microsoft to discover the required hardware specifications.

The user is in a way taken hostage if he wants to take advantage of the latest version of Windows, and will necessarily have to change computers! Fortunately, a simple solution exists to circumvent these imposed limitations, and this, as legally as possible, let’s find out together how to do it.

Download Windows 11

To start, you must first bring a USB key of at least 8 GB which you can buy from Amazon or any merchant, then download windows 11 installer file on the Microsoft website:

Then you must download free software Rufus which you can find on the Rufus official website. The latter makes it easy to create bootable USB keys from ISO, IMG, VHD files, and other known formats.

We will therefore use the Windows 11 ISO file previously downloaded for the creation of the Bootable USB key.

Use Rufus software to install Windows 11 without SecureCheck

Once the Rufus software is downloaded, run it, then:

  • select your USB key on which you want to install the ISO, taking care not to choose the wrong drive, because backtracking is almost impossible
  • select your Windows 11 ISO file
  • click Start at the bottom

Rufus - USB key creation

A dialog box opens, and offers you several choices allowing you to customize the installation of Windows 11 :

  • Remove the need for 4GB+ of RAM, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0
  • Disable data collection (Remove privacy questions)
  • Set a local account using the same name as this user
  • Set regional options to the same values ​​as this user

You must check the first choice in order to override the limitations imposed, see example below.

Rufus - options TPM2 Windows 11

The creation of your Windows 11 installation key is in progress, once finished, you can boot directly from it, remembering to set your BIOS beforehand to specify the boot order.

You now have the possibility to install Windows 11 even if you have an old computer with less than 4 GB of RAM, not having the TPM 2.0 security chip, conditions required by Microsoft.

Good installation !

Source: GNT – Astuces by

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