Microsoft has strict hardware requirements to install Windows 11 (version 21H2). To install Windows 11, you need a modern processor, Secure Boot, TPM 2.0, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
However, to install Windows 11 22H2, Microsoft has raised the restriction level, and now you need an internet connection and a Microsoft account to complete the initial setup. But don’t worry. If you don’t have an active internet connection, you can bypass all restrictions using Rufus 3.19 (and higher releases).
Although Microsoft imposes restrictions and makes the installation even more complicated, you can use workarounds and tools like Rufus to install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware without a Microsoft account.
In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on creating a bootable USB media to install Windows 11 22H2 on any hardware.
How to Create a Windows 11 22H2 Bootable USB with Requirement Bypassed?
To make a Windows 11 22H2 bootable USB that has already bypassed the system requirements, use these steps:-
Step 1. Download Rufus 3.19 or later.
Step 2. Next, double-click the Rufus executable file to launch the tool.
Step 3. Under the “Device” section, use the drop-down menu and select your flash drive.
Step 4. Under the “Boot selection” section, use the drop-down menu and choose the Disk or ISO image option.
Step 5. Click the
Step 6. In the File Explorer window, select Windows 11 22H2 ISO and click the
Step 7. Now, choose the
Step 8. Select the
Step 9. In the “Target system” section, choose the
Step 10. Then, change the Volume level if you want and leave other settings default (such as File system and Cluster size).
Step 11. When you’re ready with the above settings, click the
Step 12. In the following window, check the restrictions that you want to bypass during installation:-
- Remove requirement for Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
- Remove requirement for 4GB+ RAM and 64GB+ disk.
- Remove requirement for an online Microsoft account.
- Disable data collection (Skip privacy questions).
Step 13. Click
Step 14. Click
Once you complete the above steps, Rufus will create bootable USB media. Using this bootable drive, you can upgrade or install a fresh copy of Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.