This tutorial will show you how to remove the "System requirements not met" watermark on the desktop for your account in Windows 11.
Starting with Windows 11 Insider Beta and Release Preview channels build 22000.588 and Windows Insider Dev channel build 22557, you will see a System requirements not met watermark on your desktop as a reminder you are running Windows 11 on an unsupported system.
Microsoft is now also showing the system requirements are not met watermark in Windows 11 version 22H2 build 22621 and higher.
Windows 11 Insider Beta and Release Preview channels build 22000.588 adds Go to Settings to learn more to the "System requirements not met" watermark.
Learn what to do when you see a warning message that your device does not meet Windows 11 minimum system requirements to upgrade.
EXAMPLE: "System requirements not met" watermark on desktop
Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
(Contents of REG file for reference)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache] "SV1"=dword:00000000 "SV2"=dword:00000000
The SV1 DWORD value is for Windows 11 Insider Beta and Release Preview channels build 22000.588 and higher.
The SV2 DWORD value is for 22H2 (build 22621) and Windows 11 Insider Dev channel build 22557 and higher.
Save the .reg file to your desktop.
Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.
When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.
Restart the computer to apply.
You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.