Why does my Laptop fail


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STEPS TO DO UPGRADE INSTALL
If you trying to install as an upgrade from the previous version, mount the ISO, run Setup.exe
When the setup window comes up, find this folder:
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\

Find the file appraiser.sdb, delete it. Continue install.
The other way, get the file appraiserres.dll from Windows 10 and replace the same file inside the Sources folder.

Just thought you'd like to know that I've just been running through an upgrade install of the released version of Windows 11 on a below-spec computer.
- Deleting appraiser.sdb did not prevent failure.
- Replacing appraiserres.dll with a copy from my Windows 10 installation USB did not prevent failure.

MS have clearly changed things since you worked out that method back in July.

I knew it was below-spec so I knew it was all an experiment.
Win 11 upgrade failure.png

I'll have to say tuned to see if another solution is found.

I'm grateful for your efforts so far. If you do develop something for bypassing compatibility checks in the released version then do not hesitate to ask me to test it. My below-spec test computer is just sitting in a drawer without any other purpose in life.

All the best,
Denis
 
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This was always going to happen, Microsoft suspended the hardware requirements temporarily whilst the Beta testing was in progress to check the processor cut off point was correct, this was slightly modified a few weeks ago with some Gen 7 Processors allowed into the acceptable category.

The requirement for TPM, Secure Boot and the other basic processor requirements have now been reinstated so as you say. was not a surprise :)
 

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Nigel,

Yes. But those steps were methods of bypassing the compatibility checks. They worked before but not with the released version [Version 10.0.22000 Build 194].

I'm hoping that somebody finds another workaround because this particular computer is an ideal testbed for me -
- It has the same overall layout of disks & partitions as my other computers [C:\ D:\ E:\ F:\ - each of which does the same job on each computer].
- It has the same applications as my other computers. In most cases they are the same versions.
- It has the same scripts [batch, PS, vbs, VBA] as my other computers.
- I couldn't give a monkey's what happens to it as long as it allows me to de-risk my eventual adoption of Windows 11 on my other computers. It's already been retired once and is held together with insulating tape.

I'll just be patient and keep my eyes open for any compatibility workarounds figured out anytime before 2025.

All the best,
Denis
 

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Have you thought about running a test install via Windows to Go ? this will allow you to test your own hardware and the drivers against the Windows 11 RTM, you could also, with a suitably sized SSD, load all the test applications scripts etc and test these live without too much risk

I've deferred installing due to various testing I'm involved in, (not Microsoft), and have an M2 NVME external drive with the Windows 11 install and I can slowly add the software to this and eventually clone the complete OS and application load onto my Main systems with good confidence

I posted about the method early in the Dev/Beta cycle

 

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Have you thought about running a test install via Windows to Go ?
Nigel,

No, I hadn't thought about that. Thanks for the idea. I've made a note of it and have already found some online guidance about making a Windows to go USB despite only having a Home edition.

Meanwhile, I'll keep hoping for compatibility bypasses to be discovered. I hadn't intended to do anything at all until next year anyway but woke up early, saw the ISO was available and tried it out on a whim.

All the best,
Denis
 

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I make mine using Rufus which should work on Home and I belive Home should be able to load the WtG as it was originally designed for all to use but only Pro and similar to create
 

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- Replacing appraiserres.dll with a copy from my Windows 10 installation USB did not prevent failure.
Just deleting C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll is sufficient, all checks are skipped if it's missing. Here is today's RTM usb installer made by the MCT running on a decidedly under-spec machine. It's also worth noting in passing that, unlike the W10 install, W11 does not support a direct upgrade from Windows 7 that keeps your apps and settings. If you need to upgrade from W7 to W11 then upgrade to W10 first.

Upgrade W7 to W11.PNG
 

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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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    8GB
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    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.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    4GB
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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Just thought you'd like to know that I've just been running through an upgrade install of the released version of Windows 11 on a below-spec computer.
- Deleting appraiser.sdb did not prevent failure.
- Replacing appraiserres.dll with a copy from my Windows 10 installation USB did not prevent failure.

MS have clearly changed things since you worked out that method back in July.

I knew it was below-spec so I knew it was all an experiment.
View attachment 8991

I'll have to say tuned to see if another solution is found.

I'm grateful for your efforts so far. If you do develop something for bypassing compatibility checks in the released version then do not hesitate to ask me to test it. My below-spec test computer is just sitting in a drawer without any other purpose in life.

All the best,
Denis
What about using dism to apply a Windows 11 to a partition?
 

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    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
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    32GB
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    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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    Dell Inspiron 7773
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    Intel i7-8550U
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    32GB
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Just deleting C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll is sufficient

Bree,

Thanks. I had not tried that. It works. I'm using the Windows 11 ISO in a Repair install procedure right now.
Ready to install.png
The test computer is a Dell Inspiron 1545 [from 2010]

Thanks muchly,
Denis
 

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It seems I am confused. I am currently running W10 Pro & missing some of the requirements for W11 but I want to try it using one of the bypass options to do an upgrade from my Windows10 Pro setup. I created a bootable USB using Rufus with today's RTM version of Windows11 ISO. Then I tried two things:

1. Removed appraiserres.dll from inside the support folder from W11 USB bootable drive and then rebooted from USB. The Windows11 setup screen came up but once I selected install, it told me I did not meet the minimum requirements.

2. Replaced appraiserres.dll inside the support folder from the W11 USB bootable drive with appraiserres.dll from an older ISO version of Windows10. I rebooted from the USB and the Windows11 setup screen came up but once I selected install, it told me I did not meet the minimum requirements again.

Can anyone explain where I am going wrong? I am trying to follow the successful suggestion from Bree and Try3 above, but obviously I am making a mistake somewhere. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

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I do not know what will work with ALL the older PCs -- but I can tell you what worked with two older PCs that I have -- both 10 years old and both failing the following Win11 requirements: UEFI boot, Secure boot, GPT, TPM.

I had tried ALL the suggestions here regarding deleting and overwriting DLLs -- and none of them worked.

Since I was upgrading from Win10, I did the following (I can not take credit for this process, as I had read it either here or on the Win10 forums -- but sorry, I don't have a link to the original post):
1) Obtain the latest working Windows 10 ISO
2) Create a folder on a drive you can access to contain the contents of that ISO (I called it Win11-Installer)
3) Expand that ISO into the folder (I did this by mounting it and then copying the contents)
4) Unmount the Win10 ISO (if you had mounted it)
5) Obtain an ISO of the Win11 build you want to install -- and mount it
6) Copy the install.wim or install.esd file from the \sources folder into the Win11-Installer\Sources folder

So now, you have a Win10 installer wrapped around a Win11 image!

When you go to install this, you will be using the Win10 installer, not Win11, so since you are already running Win10, your PC will pass any and all Win10 installer checks.

When done, you will have Win11 on the PC, not Win10 -- and since you started out with Win10 and are using the Win10 installer, you can do an inplace-update, not a clean-install, and retain your stuff in the process.
 

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    EVGA GT 710
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I am trying to follow the successful suggestion from Bree and Try3 above, but obviously I am making a mistake somewhere.
My suggestion (and Try3's use of it) was for performing an in-place upgrade from Windows 10 to 11 when running the Setup.exe from within your Windows 10. The appraiserres.dll that I deleted was not the one on the install USB, it was the one that the installer placed in the temporary install folder C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources. A suitable time to delete it is after you have started the upgrade, but before you have accepted the T&Cs.

If you want to boot from the USB and do a clean install there are other workarounds needed. You apparently need to edit a couple of items in the registry while booted from the usb. They are described HERE
 

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    Windows 11 Home
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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
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    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
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    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.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 RTM as a native boot vhdx.

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Thank you very much! This makes sense to me now. I appreciate you providing me more clarification. Thanks again!
 

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I am trying to follow the successful suggestion from Bree and Try3 above, but obviously I am making a mistake somewhere.


This post is not being maintained. As people report difficulties, such as lack of clarity, I am improving the other copy of this post, at
Upgrading with the Windows 11 RTM ISO on a well-below spec computer [my post #266] - ElevenForum


Just to confirm what Bree has posted:-

1 I decided to upgrade from Windows 10 by using the downloaded RTM ISO in a Repair install [In-place upgrade] procedure i.e. mounting the ISO and running its setup.exe.
Windows 11 download link
I set Power options beforehand so the monitor would stay on the whole time and I'd be able to glance over to see how it was getting on.

2 While it was preparing itself, I watched its temporary working folders populate then I deleted
C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\appraiserres.dll
before then responding to the Ready to install dialog.
Ready to install.png


3 The installation then ran without incident.
I deliberately chose to skip updating during the installation.

4 This procedure worked. My wildly below spec computer now has Windows 11.
Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.194 posted.png
Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.194

5 This computer will be my testbed so I will not need to experiment with my main computers. The testbed computer is
Dell Inspiron 1545 [from 2010]​
Intel® Celeron® CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz​
RAM 3GB​
Display driver Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)​
The update took 3 hours on this non-compliant computer but I was happily getting on with work on one of my main computers so I didn't care how long it took.

Good luck with yours,
Denis

Bree - Again, thanks for the compatibility check bypass [my step 1 above].
 
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Meanwhile, I saw there are new custom built "Lite Edition" of Windows 11 everywhere on the internet, aiming for older machines. Some with TPM bypassed and preactivated. A proof for me that high-end requirements only applied for the 100% complete built of Windows 11.
Yeah - right, an unofficial version from unknown sources designed for people whose system does not meet security requirements.

Why not just the guys your banking details as a thankyou?
 

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MacOS (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 7/10 Pro/11 Pro, Linux - Debian & Variants)

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    MacOS (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 7/10 Pro/11 Pro, Linux - Debian & Variants)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple MacBook Pro 2019 (Intel)
    CPU
    i9
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    Safari/MS Edge/Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    -
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (plus VirtualBox VMs: Windows 10 & Linux - Debian & Variants)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Book 2
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Browser
    MS Edge/Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    Defender

Try3

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Power User
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Local time
5:29 AM
Posts
832
Location
The proper part of London
OS
Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.978

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 22000.978

spapakons

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Power User
Local time
7:29 AM
Posts
994
Location
Athens
OS
Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.978)

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 64-bit (build 22000.978)
    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 v22H2 (build 22621.521)
    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
    Patriot Burst Elite 480GB 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
    Stock Intel CPU Fan, 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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