In a blog post, Microsoft has shared how to install Windows 11 on PCs running 1st Gen Ryzen and Intel 6th/7th Gen Skylake processors. While the standard path is using the Installation Assistant, creating an installation media is the other. The latter is what we’ll talk about. For starters, visit the Windows 11 software download page, select Create tool now and follow the instructions to create a bootable USB or ISO.
Follow the below instructions to remove the hardware restriction and install the new OS on 1st Gen Ryzen or Intel 6th/7th Gen processors. The TPM 2.0 limitation can also be overridden using this method:
We recommend you wait until your device has been offered the upgrade to Windows 11 before you use the Installation Assistant. When you’re ready, you can find it on the Windows 11 software download page.
Microsoft recommends against installing Windows 11 on a device that does not meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements. If you choose to install Windows 11 on a device that does not meet these requirements, and you acknowledge and understand the risks, you can create the following registry key values and bypass the check for TPM 2.0 (at least TPM 1.2 is required) and the CPU family and model.
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup
Note: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.Sincerely, Microsoft
There are two installation paths available:
- Upgrade by launching Setup on the media while running Windows 10. You will have the option to:
- Perform a Full Upgrade, which keeps personal files (including drivers), apps, and Windows Settings. This is the default experience and is the one that Installation Assistant uses.
- Keep Data Only will keep personal files (including drivers) only, not apps and not Windows Settings.
- Clean Install will install Windows 11 and keep nothing from the Windows 10 installation.
- Boot from media to launch Setup. This path is a clean install and will not retain previous files or settings. For more info, see Give your PC a Fresh Start.