How To Install Windows 11 Without Secure Boot

Are you looking to install Windows 11 but facing issues with Secure Boot? Here’s a detailed guide to help you install Windows 11 without the need for Secure Boot.

Creating a Windows 11 Bootable USB

Before proceeding with the installation, it is essential to create a bootable USB for Windows 11. This will allow you to easily install the operating system on your PC. Follow the steps below to create a Windows 11 bootable USB:

  1. Insert a USB drive into your computer. Make sure it has at least 8GB of storage capacity.
  2. Download the Windows 11 ISO file from the official Microsoft website.
  3. Once the ISO file is downloaded, open the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool (or any other reliable tool you prefer) and select the ISO file you just downloaded.
  4. Choose the USB drive you inserted earlier as the destination for the bootable USB.
  5. Click on the “Begin copying” button to start the process. This may take a few minutes.

Once the process is completed, you will have a bootable USB drive ready for installing Windows 11. Keep in mind that creating a bootable USB will erase all the data on the drive, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding.

Example Table:

Step Description
Step 1 Insert a USB drive with at least 8GB of storage capacity.
Step 2 Download the Windows 11 ISO file from the official Microsoft website.
Step 3 Open the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool and select the ISO file.
Step 4 Choose the USB drive as the destination for the bootable USB.
Step 5 Click on “Begin copying” to start the process.

With your bootable USB now prepared, you are one step closer to installing Windows 11 on your PC. In the next section, we will discuss how to bypass TPM and Secure Boot checks to ensure a smooth installation process.

Bypassing TPM and Secure Boot Checks

To proceed with the installation without Secure Boot, you need to bypass the TPM and Secure Boot checks. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R, typing “regedit” in the Run dialog, and hitting Enter.
  2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.
  3. Right-click on the “Setup” folder, choose “New”, and select “Key” to create a new key.
  4. Name the new key “LabConfig”.
  5. With the “LabConfig” key selected, right-click on the right side of the Registry Editor window, choose “New”, and select “DWORD (32-bit) Value” to create a new DWORD value.
  6. Name the new DWORD value “BypassTPMCheck”.
  7. Double-click on the “BypassTPMCheck” value and set its value data to 1.
  8. Create another DWORD value named “BypassSecureBootCheck” using the same process as above.
  9. Double-click on the “BypassSecureBootCheck” value and set its value data to 1.

Once you have successfully bypassed the TPM and Secure Boot checks, you can proceed with the installation of Windows 11.

Note:

Bypassing the TPM and Secure Boot checks may expose your system to potential security risks. It is recommended to enable these security features after the installation is complete to ensure the safety of your device and data.

Key Value
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig\BypassTPMCheck 1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\LabConfig\BypassSecureBootCheck 1

Remember to exercise caution when modifying the Windows Registry, as any incorrect changes can cause system instability or even prevent the operating system from booting. It is advisable to create a backup of your registry before making any modifications.

Selecting Windows 11 Edition and Completing the Installation

Once you have bypassed the TPM and Secure Boot checks, you can proceed with selecting the Windows 11 edition and completing the installation process. This is an important step as it allows you to choose the version of Windows 11 that best suits your needs.

To select the edition, simply follow the on-screen instructions provided by the Windows Setup window. You will be presented with different options, such as Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, or Windows 11 Education. Consider your requirements and select the edition that provides the features and functionality you desire.

After selecting the edition, the installation process will continue. This may take some time, so be patient and avoid interrupting the process. Windows 11 will be installed on your system, and once completed, you can start exploring the new features and enhancements that it brings.

Remember, it is essential to complete the installation process to ensure that all the necessary files and settings are properly configured. Once the installation is finished, you can customize Windows 11 according to your preferences and start using it for all your computing needs.

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