Microsoft has announced Windows 11 with some security restrictions, such as the requirement for TPM 2.0. This prevents many users from installing Windows 11 on their PCs. If you do not have TPM 2.0 support, you can create bootable media to bypass installation restrictions.

The company has also announced Windows 11 23H2, which requires TPM 2.0 and meets various installation requirements such as processor, memory, storage, network, and security. Here is a guide to creating USB bootable media to bypass the installation requirements for Windows 11 (23H2).

Bypass Windows 11 23H2 Installation Requirements.

We will use Rufus to upgrade Windows 11 on unsupported hardware or install Windows 11 with a local account. Here are the step-by-step instructions to create USB bootable media to install Windows 11 23H2 on unsupported hardware.

How to Create a Windows 11 23H2 Bootable USB Drive

Creating a bootable USB for Windows 11 (23H2) is a relatively straightforward process to bypass the requirements.

  • Download Rufus from the website to get the latest version.
  • Double-click to open Rufus.
  • Click the drop-down menu and select the flash drive to create Windows 11 23H2 bootable USB media from the device section.
  • Click the select button, then choose the Windows 11 23H2 ISO file by browsing Explorer.
    • If you do not already have Windows 11 23H2, click the download button by clicking the select button. Click on download to download the international version of Windows 11 23H2.
  • Next, click the open button and select the standard Windows partition option in the image option settings.
  • Choose the standard Windows partition option in the image option settings, then select the GPT option in the partition scheme settings.
  • Select the UEFI (non-CSM) option in the target system settings, and then under the volume label section, specify a descriptive name for the Windows 11 23H2 bootable USB flash drive.
  • With the default settings for the file system and cluster size options, continue to check the checkbox for the quick format option.
  • Now, check the quick format option. Next, check the checkbox for the create extended label and icon files option.
  • Click on the start button and then check the checkbox for the requirements for 4GB of RAM, secure boot, and the TPM 2.0 option to install Windows 11 23H2 on unsupported hardware.
  • After that, check the checkbox for the Remove requirements for an online Microsoft account option to use a local account and bypass the internet requirements.
  • Optionally, check the Create a local account with the username option and then specify the account’s name.
  • That’s it!

Wait for some time, as Rufus will create bootable USB media to bypass the requirements to upgrade or install a fresh copy of Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.