How to install Windows 11 without TPM 2.0?

July 3, 2021, Posted by Admin to Windows Deployment Tool

Microsoft released the latest generation of Windows operating system Windows 11 on June 24, 2021, which brings users a brand-new interface and more powerful functions. The Windows 11 hardware requirements provided by Microsoft show that the computer to install Windows 11 must have TPM 2.0, so if we try to install Windows 11 on a computer without TPM 2.0, you will get the "The PC must support TPM 2.0." error message.

windows 11 cannot run without tpm

For some old computers, especially desktop computers, the motherboard may not have a built-in TPM 2.0. If you want to install Windows 11 on these computers, you can buy a TPM 2.0 module to connect to the TPM 2.0 interface of the motherboard, but if your motherboard does not have one TPM 2.0 interface, then you will not be able to install Windows 11. In this case, we seem to have to replace a motherboard that supports TPM 2.0, but this is expensive. In fact, even if the computer does not have TPM 2.0, we can also install Windows 11. You can find various tutorials on the Internet to install Windows 11 on computers without TPM 2.0 by modifying the installation ISO of Windows 11. This guide will show you how to install Windows 11 on computers without TPM 2.0, and you do not need to modify the Windows 11 installation ISO.


Tutorial to install Windows 11 on computers without TPM 2.0.

Step 1. Install and run WinToHDD, then click the "New Installation" button.

Select new install icon

Step 2. Please use the following guidelines to prepare your installation source.

  • Installing from an ISO/WIM/ESD/SWM/VHD/VHDX File: Click the ISO Icon button, then click the Browse Icon button and select the ISO/WIM/ESD/SWM/VHD/VHDX file from the open dialog box.
  • Installing from a DVD drive: Insert the Windows installation CD/DVD into your CD/DVD drive. Once the CD/DVD is being detected in Windows, then click CD/DVD Icon button and select the CD/DVD drive in the drop-down list. If your CD/DVD drive is not correctly recognized by WinToHDD, you need to click the Refresh Icon button for the program to recognize the CD/DVD drive.

Step 3. WinToHDD scans for and lists installable Windows 11 operating systems. If you see the edition of Windows 11 you want to install, select it, then click "Next".

select windows 11 edition icon

Step 4. Select the destination disk in the drop-down list, a pop-up will appear asking you if you want to format it to continue, select the partition scheme you want to use and click "Yes" to continue.

Select partition scheme


  1. The "MBR for BIOS" and "GPT for UEFI" options will cause the destination drive to be formatted, so all data on the drive will be destroyed.
  2. If you choose "Keep the existing partition scheme", you need to manually prepare the partitions on the disk before this step, and here is the user guide on how to manually prepare partitions for the destination disk.

Step 5. Select the boot partition and system partition from the partition list, the selected partitions will be marked as red.

Select target partition icon


  1. The "Legacy" installation mode installs Windows directly into the boot partition on the drive, and the VHD/VHDX installation mode installs Windows on the VHD/VHDX file that is stored in the boot partition.
  2. If you want to encrypt boot partition using BitLocker, tick the "Enable BitLocker" check box and enter encryption password. You can also specify the encryption mode and encryption strength here.

Step 6. Click "Next". After clicking "Next", WinToHDD begins installing Windows 11.

Installing Windows icon

Step 7. It takes some time to install. After installation restart the computer and change BIOS to boot from your hard disk drive.

Step 8. Windows 11 installation starts up and you have to complete all the installation steps. You will have to boot from your hard disk drive if the Windows 11 Installation restarts the computer.


From the above, you can see that with the help of WinToHDD, you can easily install Windows 11 on a computer without TPM 2.0, and you don't need to modify the Windows 11 installation ISO.