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This PC can’t run Windows 11 – Bypass/Fix

We like to install Windows 11 on a Virtual Machine (VM). After booting from the ISO, we go through the Windows Setup. After selecting the Windows 11 version, a message shows: This PC can’t run Windows 11. This PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to install this version of Windows. Why do we get this message, and what is the solution for this PC can’t run Windows 11?

This PC can’t run Windows 11

After we boot the VM with the Windows 11 ISO, we go through the first steps in the Windows Setup. After we select the Windows OS that we want to install, we can’t go further because we get the message:

This PC can’t run Windows 11
This PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to install this version of Windows. For more information, visit https://aka.ms/WindowsSysReq.

This PC can't run Windows 11

Why do we get this message, and what is the solution for this PC can’t run Windows 11?

Solution for this PC can’t run Windows 11

The solution to bypass the PC can’t run Windows 11 message is to add three DWORD values in Registry Editor to bypass the checks. Let’s find out how to do that step by step.

Step 1. Go to previous Windows Setup step

Click on the previous button on the left top.

This PC can't run Windows 11 previous button

Step 2. Open Command Prompt

Press Shift+F10 on the keyboard to open a Command Prompt.

This PC can't run Windows 11 SHIFT+F10

Step 3. Open Registry Editor

Type regedit in the Command Prompt to open the Registry Editor.

This PC can't run Windows 11 start regedit

Step 4. Create registry key and values

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup. Create a new Key with the name LabConfig. After that, add the following three DWORD (32-bit) Values with value data 1.

  • BypassTPMCheck
  • BypassSecureBootCheck
  • BypassRAMCheck
This PC can't run Windows 11 add registry values

Step 5. Close windows

Get back to the Windows Setup screen by clicking on the close buttons to close the Registry Editor and Command Prompt window.

Install Windows 11

After completing the steps, let’s verify that we can proceed further and install Windows 11 without the message that this PC can’t run Windows 11.

Select the operating system you want to install. Click Next.

This PC can't run Windows 11 select OS

You can proceed with the Windows Setup and install Windows 11.

This PC can't run Windows 11 license terms

Windows 11 message, this PC can’t install Windows 11, successfully bypassed. Did this work for you?

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Conclusion

You learned why you are unable to install Windows 11. The solution to this problem is to add three registry values to bypass the check. After that, you can install Windows 11 on the system. It can be a Virtual Machine (VM) or a physical machine.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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