Hardline Mike wrote on Mar 28, 2023, 15:27:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Mar 28, 2023, 15:21:
Easiest way to install Windows 11 on any PC that doesn't meet the hardware requirements is to use Rufus:
I have an old Dell Intel Quad core Q8400 sitting on the shelf as a charity PC, with 4GB ram and a well used 128GB SSD, and it's running Win11 as fast as a greased pig.
Actually just managed to install it using the normal media creation tool from Microsoft. It didn't even tell me my CPU wasn't good enough, it just installed. I guess that PC Health Check thing is either out of date or is just there to discourage people from trying.
They eased up the requirement awhile ago since TPM isn't a default UEFI flag on a lot of systems that meet the requirement and it was causing confusion in the industry. I don't think they ever updated the PC Health App.
I still have the watermark on my screen telling me that while I am indeed runnning win 11, my CPU doesnt support it. I have yet to have any trouble....but the watermark in the bottom right of the screen is a little anmoying.
5 years old CPU....I mean seriously...WTF am I thinking.... :-eyeroll-:
You can regedit that out I believe
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