Enable Insider Updates for Incompatible Laptops


nwtech

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Hi, I've been Insider for a long time, however after Windows 11 I can't use Insider as my laptop is incompatible. Is it possible to work around this issue, and release the updates?
 
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BunnyJ

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Hi and welcome to the forum
I just did a Google search and I found this.. It has the instruction on how to install/update to the insider program,, there may be other instruction in the tutorial section of this forum

 

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ish4d0w

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By means of hacks, it should definitely be possible to use the latest version of Windows 11 (even the insider editions) on an unsupported PC, if it could run Windows 10.
This is because Windows 11 is not actually very much relying on TPM 2.0 or the other "requirements" (such as CPU being 8th gen Intel, it would work perfectly fine on 6th gen too...)

Keep in mind, this is the case as of December, 2021. It might change later. If Microsoft actually starts to rely on features not supported by older hardware, then you might experience crashes or maybe it won't start anymore. This is especially the case with Insider editions which are the first versions to bring new changes. So I would recommend against installing them. But still, if you really wanted, it is possible to do it.

Remember that the Rufus hack is not *magic* it is actually just a simple modification to the installer, to let you bypass the checks DURING install. It, however, does not touch core Windows files inside the wim/esd image therefore it cannot "trick" Windows Update, let alone MCT (Media creation tool, a tool that isn't even on the filesystem by default, you download it after installing...) to believe that your PC is compatible. You would need to manually patch these tools or spoof your hardware config to them.


Or, since some insider version are also released as ISOs you could mod the installer manually and then do in-place upgrades with the modded installer.

I cannot stress enough: it will work for a while, then it will break. It definitely will break down one day, as these rather strict requirements must be there for a good reason. You should upgrade your hardware or just stay on Windows 10. It is still supported for 4 more years at least
 

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nwtech

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Hi, I tried all the suggested alternatives, unfortunately the only way to install it is offline via ISO
 

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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7020U CPU @ 2.30GHz
    Memory
    12,0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Predator 27" XB273 Gx 240Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    HDD 1TB | SSD 480GB | 3x HD 500GB (External)
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    Logitech G305
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    600MB
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    Chrome
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ish4d0w

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You can actually install it online via ISO but it requires modification to the installer, and you still need to download the full ISO of course.

(Be careful: by online I do not mean internet, I mean dism-like online interpretation, so running on a real/live system, not booted from some installer disk)

But still, this is so much of a mess and compatibility hell (especially in the future when they will probably deploy the features for which these restrictions were added)

Windows 10 is still supported for 4 more years at least, with an extension possible even after it.
ANd Windows 11 does not offer so much more , especially not on incompatible hardware. I cannot see why you want to do this beyond experimentation, for which a virtual machine could be better.
 

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sitansu123

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Hi. There are many versions of the moded windows 11 as iso files available in different forums. You can safely install any of them on your Non-TPM compliant machine without any issue. Many of them are even updatable. I am using such a version on my 12 years old HP laptop smoothly. It may or may not cause any issue in the future. But at present, it is running as if it has been installed on a newer machine. I am new here and don't know whether it is allowed to post links to other forums here.
 

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    windows 11
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