Your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11. Your channel options will be limited. — you’ll see the error message when attempting to install Windows 11 in your old device.
On June 24, Microsoft announced Windows 11 and promised that users in the Windows Insider program would be able to download the builds by joining the Dev ring. However, there are exceptions to which PCs can install the Windows 11 beta builds.
If you’ve been installing builds on your PC or virtual machine up through June 24, you can go ahead and install the preview of new Windows even if your machine does not meet the hardware requirements: newer CPU and TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0.
If you missed the deadline of June 24 and your device does not meet the requirements, your channel options will be limited on the Windows Insider program page and the following error message will appear:
Your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11
This is great that, you can make minor changes to Windows Registry to enroll into the Dev Channel and receive Windows 11 Insider preview builds.
To install Windows 11 preview on unsupported devices, follow these steps:
Once done, you can now start testing the Windows 11 preview builds on your unsupported device. However, if you start using the preview builds on unsupported devices, you need to roll back to Windows 10 when Windows 11 is generally available (exists preview) and your device does not meet the requirements at that time.
To check compatibility for Windows 11, you can either use Microsoft’s PC Health app or manually verify the requirements.
You can check TPM compatibility by running Get-Tpm command in PowerShell (elevated). For CPUs, Microsoft says Intel’s 8th generation processors and Ryzen 2000 or newer are currently supported.
If you don’t have a Microsoft account, there’s a simple script to join Dev Channel on unsupported devices and install Windows 11 builds:
OfflineInsiderEnroll is a simple script and it can be used on a device with a local account, but you’ll need to set the Telemetry setting to Full to receive preview builds.