Can I install windows 11 on unsupported cpu?

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I have an older PC with a CPU that's not officially supported by Windows 11 according to Microsoft's hardware requirements. Despite this, I've heard that there are ways to bypass these restrictions and install Windows 11 anyway. Can someone explain how it might be possible to install Windows 11 on an unsupported CPU? Are there specific tools or methods that need to be used to accomplish this, and what are the potential risks or limitations involved in doing so? Additionally, if successful, what should I be aware of in terms of updates and security for running Windows 11 on unsupported hardware?


Update: Thanks to Harrisarb's recommendation - WinBootMate, I have now successfully installed the new Windows 11 on unsupported hardware and I love it!

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Yes, you may do it at your own risk, have a look at:
You will see a watermark that your PC is not supported after the upgrade, have a look at:
Generally it is not recommended but it is possible.

No problem to install Windows 11 on unsupported CPU. There are a couple of third-party apps such as WinBootMate that can help you install Windows 11 on a computer with unsupported CPU.


First, download Windows 11 ISO disk image from Microsoft:


Second, download and open WinBootMate software and plug in a working USB flash drive.


Lastly, check the Windows 11 bypass option under the USB name. And start extracting and copying Windows 11 ISO to USB. At the time, the registry entry for checking Windows 11 system requirements will be ignored. So you can install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.


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might be fine @first but if you're using OneDrive Google docs or giving them to link - if you everlog into another Windows account or use any online authorization the answer is NO at least this is what happened when I did it don't forget that you have also broken the end user agreement and r more serious license software such as Adobe will start acting weird no updates in a few days you will notice this wasn't such a great idea like me;p
To bypass the restrictions and install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, there are tools available like "Regedit" or "Rufus" that can modify system files or trick the installer into thinking your CPU meets the requirements. However, this is not a guaranteed method and can potentially cause system instability or other problems.

It is important to note that even if you manage to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, you may not receive important Windows updates, including security patches. Microsoft may block updates for unsupported configurations, leaving your system vulnerable to security risks.