Let's install Windows 11 on incompatible hardware


What wad the problem? Maybe the CPU is not 64-bit?
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
What wad the problem? Maybe the CPU is not 64-bit?
CPU is 64 bit, but I think it's the ram, is it possible to bypass the min requirement?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i9 14900KF
    Motherboard
    Asus z790 ProArt Creator WiFi
    Memory
    64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI 4090 Suprim X
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Asus 24". 1 x Asus 32"
    Hard Drives
    Multiple
    PSU
    Corsair 1200HX
    Case
    Corsair 7000D RGB
    Cooling
    Corsair H150I Capellix XT
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB MK.2
    Mouse
    Corsair M55 RGB Pro
I think the Registry hacks also bypass RAM requirements. Have you tried creating the USB with Rufus? It also has this option (you must click start first to see Windows 11 hack options)
 
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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
I think the Registry hacks also bypass RSM requirements. Have you tried creating the USB with Rufus? It also has this option (you must click start first to see Windows 11 hack options)

Without hacking / registry options :

You can't install clean from from an iso with only 2GB Ram. I tried in a VM and it failed as the ISO checks hardware before continuing with the install -- insufficient RAM. At also checks for 48GB of disk space but that's "get aroundable" without too much fuss. A basic W11 install without any extra user apps will run at about 18 GB disk space.

You can install though in 2GB Ram if you do it via dism.exe /Apply-Image though it runs like a one legged dog on a perfectly smooth icepond or trying to swim in a lake of molasses.

you can also run with 1 virtual processor - same as above again swimming in molasses -- you need to specify virtual cpu if you get a choice and not use the actual host's cpu topology. If you don't get a choice you might be able to manually edit the VM file to change the cpu spec. I use KVM/QEMU on a linux host where you get a quadzillion of options as well as easily being able to edit the xml virtual machine's config file.

If you make multiple VM's with different hardware options this way keep the original VM's uuid and change the VM's one back to it otherwise Windows will probably want re-activation.

In the VM use an emulated TPM if the install wants one but I've found that the dism /Apply-Image method works in a VM with no TPM specified and BIOS (MBR) boot. You in all cases need to install the bootloader correctly.

The Vm's will restore to physical machines (you need to reload the boot loader - but for non EFI systems you can in the bcdboot parameters specify /s MBR in the final bit e.g bcdboot where windows is on disk w, the boot partition is S then bcdboot w:\windows /s S: /f MBR.

Don't expect any stunning results though -- but currently you can get W11 on 2GB RAM, with a small amount of disk space and 1 cpu core.
(Disk space can be reduced after installing - with a VM just create the appropriate disk space and reduce afterwards when copying image to real disk). It's a roundabout way but so far it can be done.

If you don't mind using probably half your countries entire annual electricity output this method also works with an INTEL Pentium 4 processor. Must still be 64 bit though with vt option available.!!!

Cheers
jimbo
 
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  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Without hacking / registry options :

You can't install clean from from an iso with only 2GB Ram. I tried in a VM and it failed as the ISO checks hardware before continuing with the install.....
I find the simplest hack at that point is to replace apraiserres.dll with a zero length dummy file, make a new text document and rename it. If you retry the install it then skips all checks, RAM and cpu included. Easiest to do this in an in-place upgrade, though it can be done in a clean install too....
Don't expect any stunning results though -- but currently you can get W11 on 2GB RAM...
True. Win11 crawled on my little netbook with just its original 2GB, but now with a 4GB RAM installed and max'd out at 2.99GB usable by the OS it's quite a practical W11 machine.
 
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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Dev, Beta, and RP 24H2 as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
Mumbo Jumbo, bones and rattles! Cauldron simmer, cauldron boil! The Witch-doctors have spoken!
But I prefer to operate on a completely different plane. KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid!)

It's not so much what you got, but where you got it. Why MS likes to run us through a rat maze, to just install their overpriced OS, is not surprising, it's just typical of them, and so SAD.

We've all heard of the 12 step program, (for alcoholics) well installing Win-11 doesn't have to be that complicated. It's no more than a very simple and straight forward Three Step process.
1. Download the proper ISO
2. Using Rufus, burn the ISO to a Flash Drive
3. Boot up the PC with the FD, and run the install. Job done.

Rant! Rant! Sorry about that!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Mumbo Jumbo, bones and rattles! Cauldron simmer, cauldron boil! The Witch-doctors have spoken!
But I prefer to operate on a completely different plane. KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid!)

It's not so much what you got, but where you got it. Why MS likes to run us through a rat maze, to just install their overpriced OS, is not surprising, it's just typical of them, and so SAD.

We've all heard of the 12 step program, (for alcoholics) well installing Win-11 doesn't have to be that complicated. It's no more than a very simple and straight forward Three Step process.
1. Download the proper ISO
2. Using Rufus, burn the ISO to a Flash Drive
3. Boot up the PC with the FD, and run the install. Job done.

Rant! Rant! Sorry about that!
True dat! Easy peasy!
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Beta channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AN515-54
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, Intel UHD 630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer CB272D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB and 1T SSD
    Keyboard
    Logitech K375S
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    250MB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Canary Channel, unsupported)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E6430
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz (non-compliant)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA NVS 5200M
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
True dat! Easy peasy!
You must be running a very early iso -- if you clean install the current iso's check for hardware compatibilty and bomb out with "This computer can't run Windows 11". Doesn't matter whether it's an ISO or one on an FB made by rufus, Same message.

Updating an installed W11 is another issue. I think here in this section the thread is about INSTALLING CLEAN on incompatible hardware. If you've already got W11 installed by whatever means then the issue is irrelevant to those trying to do a clean install. Earlier W11 builds were far more tolerant than the current set when doing clean installs.

If you are minded with registry hacks and the like --so be it -- but I'm just trying to see what can be done with leaving the W11 system totally untouched. And often in many cases those registry keys either don't exist any more or are in totally different folders.

Challenges are always interesting -- I'm trying to do this stuff with as "Bog standard" windows processing as possible without any hacks etc. Using a legit VM is a perfectly acceptable option. Fiddling around with dll's etc or modding the install.wim image is not IMHO.

I'm sure some here could make a 757 aircraft fly using a Cessna engine which might help "Climate Change" -- but I certainly wouldn't offer to be a pilot on it even if it moved 2 metres. !!Certainly not if the thing even thought about leaving the ground.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
You must be running a very early iso -- if you clean install the current iso's check for hardware compatibilty and bomb out with "This computer can't run Windows 11". Doesn't matter whether it's an ISO or one on an FB made by rufus, Same message.

Updating an installed W11 is another issue. I think here in this section the thread is about INSTALLING CLEAN on incompatible hardware. If you've already got W11 installed by whatever means then the issue is irrelevant to those trying to do a clean install. Earlier W11 builds were far more tolerant than the current set when doing clean installs.

If you are minded with registry hacks and the like --so be it -- but I'm just trying to see what can be done with leaving the W11 system totally untouched. And often in many cases those registry keys either don't exist any more or are in totally different folders.

Challenges are always interesting -- I'm trying to do this stuff with as "Bog standard" windows processing as possible without any hacks etc. Using a legit VM is a perfectly acceptable option. Fiddling around with dll's etc or modding the install.wim image is not IMHO.

I'm sure some here could make a 757 aircraft fly using a Cessna engine which might help "Climate Change" -- but I certainly wouldn't offer to be a pilot on it even if it moved 2 metres. !!Certainly not if the thing even thought about leaving the ground.

Cheers
jimbo
Just clean-installed the W11 Beta ISO on my old Dell E6410 (2010) using Rufus a couple days ago. Had no issues at all. CPU, TPM, and UEFI are all incompatible. Does have 8G of RAM though.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Beta channel)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AN515-54
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9300H CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, Intel UHD 630
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer CB272D
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB and 1T SSD
    Keyboard
    Logitech K375S
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    250MB
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro (Insider Canary Channel, unsupported)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell E6430
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz 3.00 GHz (non-compliant)
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA NVS 5200M
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Jimbo,,,,,You still don't get it! Microsoft rigged their Win-11 OS so that it would only install on a very small percentage of the PC's in the world, without a lot of "Mumbo Jumbo". And that's the #$%^ that you're advocating. Why? I just won't play that game. I'm just too old and cranky!

But you must realize, that MS does not own all the really good programmers in the world. There are some in the EU that are equal to, or even better than those at MS. And some of those have taken it upon themselves to take the Bite out of Microsoft's OS's.

You have tunnel vision, if you think that the only place to get Win-11 is from MS. That's just NOT so! Wake up!

End of rant
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Jimbo,,,,,You still don't get it! Microsoft rigged their Win-11 OS so that it would only install on a very small percentage of the PC's in the world, without a lot of "Mumbo Jumbo". And that's the #$%^ that you're advocating. Why? I just won't play that game. I'm just too old and cranky!

But you must realize, that MS does not own all the really good programmers in the world. There are some in the EU that are equal to, or even better than those at MS. And some of those have taken it upon themselves to take the Bite out of Microsoft's OS's.

You have tunnel vision, if you think that the only place to get Win-11 is from MS. That's just NOT so! Wake up!

End of rant
Hi there
I'm not getting involved in this -- there are zillions of places of getting Windows from, some legit and others not -- I'm sure all those people using those things know about that stuff.

All I'm trying to do is using as much of Ms's stuff straight from Ms as bog standard as possible i.e 100% is to get this to work -- and I have used non Ms's O/S'es for years too.

I know Ms doesn't own the top programmers -- nor do lots of other companies --I would hate to say how much money I've made as a freelancer in working with others in re-designing rubbish cheaply off shored systems to places like India and similar. Companies like "Infoshyte" for example supply the biggest load of dog poo I've ever seen and and management thinks it's value for money until they actually try and switch the system on.

I'm sure there's plenty out there who could probably re-write an almost identical clone of Windows where most people wouldn't know the difference.

However the task of this exercise was to get Windows 11 to clean install on incompatible hardware. If you want to do all sorts of "tricks" well OK. I was just trying to see if it could be done with 100% basic Windows from an Ms supplied W11 iso.

Not going any further with this -- as I know it can be done even if you don't like my methodology.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
You have tunnel vision, if you think that the only place to get Win-11 is from MS. That's just NOT so! Wake up!
Windows 11 is a Microsoft product so where else do you suppose people download it from?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
If a store is charging $25 for a loaf of white bread, I already know that they are price gouging, so I'll just go shopping for the same product at a more reasonable price. Shopping for a bargain is "The American Way".
Years ago, I went shopping, for a safe and reliable FREE Software source (website), and with a little help from a programmer friend of mine, I found a site that contains only Malware Free software, and most of that is FREE.

They don't have to re-write the whole OS, just remove the offending parts, to let it install, and run, trouble free.
I've downloaded 7, 8.1, 10 and 11 from the same site and they have all installed and run error free. No harm, No foul!

I didn't mean to offend, (forgive?) but just to express my own feelings about software in general and OS's in particular.

Years ago, I re-wrote (edited) the OS in the Commodore 64 computer, to make it faster and more efficient. I guess that started my quest for perfection at the lowest cost.

Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?
TM :cool:
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
Years ago, I re-wrote (edited) the OS in the Commodore 64 computer, to make it faster and more efficient. I guess that started my quest for perfection at the lowest cost.
I see there's quite a number of Linux versions available, probably for the same reason.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Windows 11 is a Microsoft product so where else do you suppose people download it from?
Have you ever been to Shanghai in China -- Great place BTW but ANYTHING is available - catering for all tastes - reasonably cheap too - but don't insist on the provenance. !!!!

Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Most of these "cheap" pre-activated ISOs are usually cracked or using stolen Enterprise licences.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
Linux guys like coding... You don't need a million lines of code just to install Windows 11 on unsupported computers! You either change 3-4 values in Registry at Setup time, or use a script to do that for you, or use Rufus to do that beforehand. The other option for a clean installation is to create a standard Windows 10 64-bit USB and replace the install.esd (install.wim) with the respective file from OFFICIAL Microsoft Windows 11 ISO. It cannot be more legit than that. How you activate Windows 11 makes it genuine or cracked. No how you install it (unless you download an illegal preactivated ISO). In my posts I always recommend download the latest official Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft site which is free. I never implied an illegal way. Also in this thread we discuss how to install Windows 11 on unsupported computers. We don't give advice of activation.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
The easy way to bypass Windows 11 installation requirements without altering ANYTHING during a clean install:

Start your installation by booting from the install media.

When the first static screen is displayed, press SHIFT + F10 to open a command prompt.

Run this command:

reg add HKLM\System\Setup\LabConfig /v BypassRAMCheck /t reg_dword /d 0x00000001 /f

NOTE: This registry setting never makes it's way into the copy of Windows that you are installing. It affects only the Preinstallation Environment loaded into RAM. As a result, it disappears as soon as the first reboot during installation takes place.

After running the above command you can hit the UP arrow on your keyboard to bring up that same command. Then change the "BypassRAMCheck" with "BypassTPMCheck". Repeat with the following strings: "BypassSecureBootCheck", "BypassStorageCheck", and "BypassCPUCheck".

You don't need to use all of these. Use whatever you need.

You can then close the command prompt and continue installation as usual.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Kamrui Mini PC, Model CK10
    CPU
    Intel i5-12450H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - Built-in Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 2TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB 2.5" SSD
    PSU
    120W "Brick"
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
    CPU
    Intel i7-1255U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
    Hard Drives
    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
    PSU
    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
    Mouse
    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor
Or you can copy-paste these commands in Notepad and save as bypass.bat (or whatever name). Simply run this .bat file to patch Registry each time you want to clean install Windows 11 on unsupported computer.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
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Or you can copy-paste these commands in Notepad and save as bypass.bat (or whatever name). Simply run this .bat file to patch Registry each time you want to clean install Windows 11 on unsupported computer.
There's a number of ways that this can be implemented. As you suggested, a batch file is one method, a .REG file is another, you can even created an unattended setup answer that does absolutely nothing except to apply these settings.

The reason I chose to show the option of manually typing the commands was that one concern was over hacking something in the installation. The idea of manually entering the commands was to leave a 0% footprint.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Kamrui Mini PC, Model CK10
    CPU
    Intel i5-12450H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - Built-in Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 2TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB 2.5" SSD
    PSU
    120W "Brick"
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
    CPU
    Intel i7-1255U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
    Hard Drives
    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
    PSU
    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
    Mouse
    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor

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