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How to install Windows 11 if you have an old PC

How to install Windows 11 if you have an old PC

Microsoft launched on Tuesday Windows 11. Although it offers better performance and a new interface, the new operating system arrives surrounded by difficulties Due to the minimum requirements required to be able to install it on our computer. Thus, not all devices are compatible with the new Windows 11 operating system. The most affected are old computers, specifically those from before 2016. However, there are always some tricks that allow you to “skip the rule”. In this case, there is a very easy way to install Windows 11 on any type of computer.

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The TPM chip and the 8th generation Intel Core processor are some of the toughest and most controversial requirements to meet. On the other hand, you need a relatively modern CPU and TPM 2.0 chip that is only present in computers after 2016. In the beginning, these two items are necessary to install Windows 11.


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However, days before its launch, Microsoft patched and made sure that any device could install the new operating system on your PC. Main hadicap is that if you do not have a compatible device, you will not receive security updates. You will have to do it manually and this may cause another problem.

How to install Windows 11 on an old PC and no problems

Microsoft allows its new operating system to be installed on all devices through an ISO. To do this, you will just have to do the normal installation procedure, indicate that we do not have a compatible computer, press Shift + F10 and type “regedit”. Inside the Windows registry, we go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM” and there to “Setup”, create three new keys with the value 1: “BypassTPMCheck”, “BypassRAMCheck” and “BypassSecureBootCheck”.

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The problem is that Windows 11 blocks all kinds of updates on computers with TPM 1.2 hardware as of 2011 or later. To avoid this, we have to go to “Regedit”, and there we go to the path “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM”, “Setup” and then “MoSetup”. In this section, we have to create a “DWORD” called “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU”, and set the value 1. After that, we must restart the computer.