How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Flash Drive to Install Windows & Bypass the TPM Requirement

If you are the type who likes to build their own computer, or at least install the operating system yourself on your computer, then you may run into problems when it comes to installing Windows 11 on your PC.

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If you don’t already know, Windows 11 has some specific requirements when it comes to what hardware it will run on. In order to install Windows 11 on your computer, it will need to have a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) at version 2.0 or higher. It also requires your computer to use UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) and be Secure Boot capable.

UEFI is a modern firmware interface for computers that provides a flexible and secure environment for initializing hardware and booting an operating system and replaces the older BIOS system. Secure Boot is a security feature in modern computers’ UEFI firmware that ensures only trusted and signed operating system software can load during the boot process, preventing unauthorized software and malware from running.

If your computer does not meet the hardware requirements to run Windows 11, then you will get a message during the installation telling you that it does not and it will not let you proceed. Fortunately, there is a method you can use to try and get around this limitation. In this article, we will be showing you how to create a bootable Windows 11 USB flash drive to install Windows and bypass the TPM and security requirements.

The tool we will be using to accomplish this is called Rufus and this is a free tool you can use to create a bootable flash drive to install operating systems with. You can use Rufus with other operating systems besides Windows as well. Rufus runs as a standalone application so there is nothing to install. You can simply download the executable and then run it to start the process.

Once you run Rufus, you will see that there are several options available, but you only need to worry about a few of them. You will need to select the USB flash drive you want to use from the Device section.

Then you will need to choose your Windows 11 ISO file from the Boot selection section. If you do not have a Windows 11 ISO file, you can download one here.

Rufus

You can also click on Show advanced drive properties and Show advanced format options to see additional settings that you can configure if needed.

How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Flash Drive to Install Windows & Bypass the TPM Requirement

Once you select your USB drive and load your ISO file, you can click on the Start button to begin the bootable Windows 11 USB flash drive creation.

The next screen is where you can configure options to bypass the TPM and secure boot requirements. You can even have it create a local account with a name of your choosing and also disable the data collection settings as well as BitLocker automatic device encryption. The option for remove requirement for an online Microsoft account may or may not work depending on what build of Windows 11 you are installing.

How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Flash Drive to Install Windows & Bypass the TPM Requirement

You will then be notified that all the data on the flash drive will be destroyed so make sure you do not have any files on the drive that you need to save.

When the process is complete, you will see a green bar at the bottom that says READY and you can then click on the close button.

How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Flash Drive to Install Windows & Bypass the TPM Requirement

If you then look at the contents of your flash drive in File Explorer, you will see the setup file as well as all the other files used in the Windows installation.

Windows Installation Files

Now you will need to change the boot order of your computer to boot from the USB drive or press the required key to load the boot menu during startup if you happen to know it. You can usually find this information online. Many times, it’s the F12 or F2 keys.

Then once the computer is booting off of the flash drive, you can install Windows 11 on your PC.

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