How to Remove “System requirements not met” Watermark on Windows 11?

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To install Windows 11, Microsoft has made mandatory hardware requirements. However, many users bypassed TPM and Secure Boot to install Windows 11 on old PCs. But now, Microsoft has started showing a “System requirements not met” watermark on the desktop those have bypassed the minimum hardware requirements.

This watermark appears in the text at the bottom-right of the screen. Along with the desktop, you can also see this message on Settings > System.

If you see a “System requirements not met” watermark on your Windows 11 desktop or notification in System Settings, this gearupwindows article will guide you to remove it using Registry Editor.

How to Remove “System requirements not met” Watermark on Windows 11?

To remove the “System requirements not met” Watermark on Windows 11, use the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. When the Registry Editor window appears on your computer, navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache

Step 3. On the right side of the UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache folder, double-click on SV2 REG_DWORD to open it.

Step 4. Set the “Value data” to 0.

Step 5. Click the OK button.

Step 6. Restart your computer to apply the changes.

Once you complete the above steps, all the watermark texts from the desktop, as well as System settings, will be removed from your Windows 11 PC.

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