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Would you like to install Windows 11 on your PC, but it’s not compatible? Rest assured, there is a way to install Windows 11 on a non-compatible computer. I explain it all in this article + Bonus video.

Download the Windows 11 ISO from the official Microsoft site

To download the Windows 11 ISO, we’ll use the Media Creation Tool provided by Microsoft.

  1. Visit the official Windows 11 website.
  2. Under Create Windows 11 installation media, click Download.
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  1. Open the utility named MediaCreationTool_Win11_Version.exe.
  2. Accept the terms of use of the media creation tool.
terms of use media creation tool windows 11
  1. Choose your languistic preferences for your next Windows 11 installation, then click Next.
language preferences and Windows 11 edition
  1. Then select ISO file creation to customize the Windows 11 installer.
media installation ISO Windows 11
  1. Choose where the Windows 11 ISO file will be saved after downloading.
save ISO files Windows 11
  1. The Windows 11 ISO file will now start downloading. The download time depends on your Internet connection.
Windows 11 ISO download in progress
  1. Once the download is complete, simply click on Finish. The ISO file is now in the same location as where you saved it.
windows 11 download complete

Now that you’ve got the Windows 11 ISO, let’s move on to writing Windows 11 to a USB stick, disabling the prerequisite for installing it on a non-compatible PC.

Download Rufus to disable prerequisites when installing Windows 11

Rufus is a free, open-source program widely used to create USB bootable installation media from ISO disk images. It is particularly popular for its ease of use and reliability.

Prerequisites :

Here’s how to create USB installation media to install Windows 11 on a non-compatible PC:

  1. Visit the official Rufus website.
  2. Download the latest version of Rufus .
download latest rufus version available to burn windows 11
  1. Insert your USB key and open the Rufus utility.
  2. Normally, your USB key is automatically selected, but if you want to use another USB key, select that one.
  3. Click on SELECT to choose the ISO image you downloaded earlier.
use rufus install windows 11 non-compatible pc
  1. Then select your Windows 11 ISO image.
select ISO image Windows 11 rufus
  1. Click on Start to display the customization options.
rufus start writing USB key support Windows 11 not compatible
  1. Check the box Remove the need for 4GB+ RAM, Secure Boot and TPM 2. 0 and click OK.
remove the need for 4GB+ RAM, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0
  1. Warning messages may appear, depending on what’s on your USB stick, simply click OK.
warning rufus all data will be deleted
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  1. The Windows 11 custom ISO file is being written to your USB key.
rufus écriture support instaation windows 11 pour pc non compatible

All that’s left to do is install Windows 11 as you would on a compatible computer.

Bonus video: Installing Windows 11 without Secure Boot and TPM 2.0

What is the minimum system requirement to install Windows 11 ?

Windows 11 has hit the operating system market with some prerequisites to ensure the system is secure and efficient. Here are the minimum requirements for installing Windows 11:
Processor : 1 GHz or faster with at least 2 cores on a compatible 64-bit processor.
Memory (RAM) : 4 GB of RAM or more.
Storage : 64 GB of available storage space.
Graphics Card : Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
TPM : Trusted Platform Module Version 2.0.
Secure Boot : Compatible with UEFI.