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How to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0

Microsoft has made it a bit harder to install Windows 10 on your new PCs, but fear not! The steps are still the same: it’s just a bit more complicated, and you’ll have to do a few more things in the process. If you haven’t made plans to upgrade yet, you might not want to wait until November to get a system with Windows 10.

If you’re running Windows 7 or 8, you probably noticed that after you install Windows 10, the TPM will be enabled and will start encrypting your data. However, some people are still worried about the privacy implications of an always-on encrypted TPM, so they can try to disable it.

Learn how to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0. If you want to install it on your computer using the official or unofficial ISOs, you might be out of luck if your computer does not support the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 or TPM 2.0. Attempting to install Windows 11 on a PC without TPM 2.0 gives the following error message: Windows 11 cannot be run on this computer. The PC must support TPM 2.0. Fortunately, this stumbling block can be easily avoided. This article shows how to install Windows 11 on a computer that does not support TPM 2.0.

Installing Windows 11 without TPM 2.0

You will need a Windows 11 installation ISO, a normal Windows 10 installation ISO, some commands in Command Prompt/PowerShell/Windows Terminal, and an ISO image editing program like the infamous UltraISO. To install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0, do the following

1) Convert Windows 11 install.wim file to install.esd

  1. Download the Windows 11 installation ISO (you can get it anywhere) and double-click it in File Manager to open the contents.
  2. Open the Sources directory, locate the install.wim file, and copy it to a directory. alt=Windows 11 Install.wim width=750 height=404 data-ezsrc=http://server.digimetriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/1623965435_945_How-to-install-Windows-11-without-TPM-20.png />
  3. Now start Command Prompt, PowerShell or Windows Terminal as administrator.
  4. Enter the following command: dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:X:Pathinstall.wim. Replace X:path with the path to the previously extracted install.wim file. For example: C:UsersTarasDesktopinstall.wim.
  5. Then find the index number of the SKU you want to install. For example, Windows Pro. alt=Tools available in Install.wim width=750 height=638 data-ezsrc=http://server.digimetriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/1623965435_450_How-to-install-Windows-11-without-TPM-20.png />
  6. Now enter the following command: dism /export-image /SourceImageFile:X:Pathinstall.wim /SourceIndex:INDEX /DestinationImageFile:X:Pathinstall.esd /Compress:recovery /CheckIntegrity Replace X:Path with the path to your install.wim file and INDEX with the index number of the desired SKU. alt=Convert install.wim to install.esd width=750 height=489 data-ezsrc=http://server.digimetriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/1623965435_106_How-to-install-Windows-11-without-TPM-20.png />
  7. Wait for Windows to finish converting wim to esd.
  8. Unmount (extract) the ISO from Windows 11.

2) Replace the install.esd file in the official Windows 10 ISO.

  1. Go to the official Windows 10 website and download the media creation utility. Use it to download the Windows 10 ISO for your computer. Skip this step if you already have one.
  2. Open the downloaded Windows 10 ISO image in UltraISO.
  3. Delete the existing sourcesinstall.esd file you see in UltraISO.
  4. Drag and drop the X:Pathinstall.esd file created in the UltraISO window to put it in the place of the deleted file.
  5. Click on Save or press Ctrl + S in UltraISO to change the ISO image.

You now have a fresh Windows 11 ISO file that you can install on computers without TPM 2.0. Install it as a normal Windows 10.

Editing an ISO image without using UltraISO

If you don’t have the UltraISO application, you can use the official Microsoft tool, oscdimg, which is part of the Windows ADK. Here’s how to use it to overlay the install.esd file containing Windows 11 with an existing Windows 10 file in an ISO image.

  1. Double-click on the Windows 10 ISO to mount and open it.
  2. Copy all files and folders to any folder on your computer, for example. B. c:ISOFOLDER.
  3. Copy the Windows 11 install.esd file you created and paste it into the c:ISOFOLDERsources directory. Confirm the replacement of the original file. alt=Replace Install.esd width=750 height=395 data-ezsrc=http://server.digimetriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/1623965436_902_How-to-install-Windows-11-without-TPM-20.png />
  4. Open a command prompt and type oscdimg -m -o -u2 -udfver102 – bootdata:2#p0,e,bc:ISOFOLDERbootetfsboot.com#pEF,e,bc:ISOFOLDERefiMicrosoftbootefisys.bin c:ISOFOLDER c:ISOFOLDERWindows11.iso

That’s it, Windows11.iso is in the c:ISOFOLDER folder and ready for a clean install! Please support us. Winaero is really counting on your support. You can help the site continue to provide you with interesting and useful content and software by using these options: By Taras Buria on 17. June 2021 in Windows 11.

About Taras Burya

Taras is here to beat Microsoft and everything related to it, although he sometimes prefers Apple. You can keep in touch with him on Twitter.

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