Windows 11 requires tpm 2.0 why is that and what is TPM anyway?
Since Windows 11 was leaked then announced, we found out that Windows 11 will require TPM 2.0 to work at all.
TPM stands for Trusted Platform Module and most PC’s nowdays don’t have it at all or have the older version tpm 1.2 that means no Windows 11 on those systems.
Even though you can use a hack to install Windows 11 now it doesn’t mean this hack will work when the official release of Windows 11 is out. The current Windows 11 is a beta version for Windows Insider Program.
Among the recent releases Windows 11 is the hardest to adopt because of the minimum requirements. Even though Windows 11 should work just as good on a PC as Windows 10 does.
What will happen to those desktop computers and laptops? Will the go to the landfill? Get recycled earlier than they had to?
As a regular PC user, my desktop has a firmware tpm 2.0 and even a SPI TPM slot on the motherboard. That’s because I’ve built my PC in 2019.
Any PC built with parts older than 2017-2018 might not be supported.
Also Windows 10 support will end on October 14th, 2025.
If your motherboard has a slot for a discrete tpm that can be installed later, you might be in luck.
It’s just a plug-and-play operation but tpm is not the only requirement for Windows 11.
The CPU, RAM checks can now be bypassed to test Windows 11.
The registry path is: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
Right click there,
Inside the LabConfig key:
3 times New – DWORD (32-bit) value
All should be set to 1 as the value.
This is a temporary hack and will probably stop working on the official release.
Until things are more clear with Windows 11, It’s safer to stay on Windows 10 for a while longer.