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01-26-2022 11:10 AM
Your PC does not have a TPM security device.
If you are wanting to enable TPM in order to upgrade to Windows 11, your PC's processor also does not meet the W11 requirements to qualify for a direct upgrade to W11 via Windows Update.
If you want to try out W11 on your PC as it is, let me know and I will give you two easy ways to bypass the hardware checks and you will be able to retain your currently installed programs and files, as well as a way to go back to W10 if necessary, after the default 'go back to W10' period expires.
I think that grace period is something like 10 days.
01-26-2022 11:21 AM - edited 01-26-2022 11:22 AM
You're very welcome.
Here you go...
If you want to install W11 on your PC as is, you can bypass the W11 hardware requirements using two easy methods.
The first one is the easiest.
I would make a system image of your current W10 installation prior to updating to W11, so you can easily reinstall W10 in the future. I used the free Macrium Reflect software to do that, under the Backup at Home section.
Along with the system image, make sure you create the bootable DVD or USB rescue drive you boot from to access the system image stored on your portable hard drive.
To upgrade to W11, read and follow the instructions at the link below.
No registry changes needed. No need to create installation media. Just download the W11 ISO file, and the guy's zip file.
I have upgraded 11 unsupported PC's to W11, and not one of them have had any issues whatsoever.
They have all gotten all the Windows 11 updates released thus far.
I check those against a PC I have that is fully supported to run W11.
There is also this way you can upgrade to W11, bypassing the hardware checks...
01-26-2022 11:32 AM
Paul, thanks for the information. You are messaging with a Rookie when it comes to "easy" computer "stuff" like you have provided. It will most likely take a few days for me to get this done, so thanks again and I will reply in a few days to this and let you know how it went. I may get back to you if I have some doubt of what I'm doing and need help. My life is wrapped up in my PC so I would croak if I lost any of it. First, I will do a backup and then begin on the w11. Thanks again - very helpful and very quick response.
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