WARNING: to force upgrade to windows 11 with the media creation tool, you need to be a power user to follow the method explained here. If you’re not, we can do it for you, see our package.

If this method fails, return to this page to choose another.

Force upgrade to windows 11 with media creation tool

The official MicroSoft media creation tool for Windows 11 can be found here.

From this page, you can download the Windows 11 installation wizard.

If you try to use it, it will tell you that your PC is not compatible, as we suspected.

In fact, this wizard isn’t the right solution to force upgrade to windows 11: choose instead to download the ISO image proposed below on the Windows 11 page, which we’ll use later.

We’ll therefore configure Windows 11 to accept reinstallations on non-compatible hardware:

  1. In the search field of the start menu, enter the command regedit.
  2. Open the Registry Editor.
  3. Unroll the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\MoSetup
  4. Click on the Edit menu, on New and then on DWORD Value (32 bits).
  5. Name the new value AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU and double-click it.
  6. Enter 1 in the Value data field and validate.
  7. Close the registry editor.

Then

Create a folder, for example C:\ESD\WIN11

In this folder, create the file skip_tpm_check.txt and copy and paste the script skip_tpm_check.txt.

Rename this file to skip_tpm_check.cmd

right-click as administrator on skip_tpm_check.cmd

Now, mount the Windows 11 ISO (under Windows 10, a double-click will do) and run setup.exe.

Note: If the setup displays « Windows Server installer », disregard it.