You can enable Windows 11 Dev Channel on unsupported devices, bypass the limitation and receive the builds. The first preview build of Windows 11 will be available to insiders on the Dev channel, so this is a great chance to personally evaluate the new operating system and test it on your device.
However, due to the updated minimum system requirements, this feature is not available to all users. Computer is not compatible with Windows 11 will be limited to Release Preview channel. The Release Preview channel will only allow you will continue testing updates for Windows 10.
Fortunately, there are a couple ways to force enable the Dev Channel updates. Even if your device is deemed incompatible, you can get Windows 11. Both methods are associated with editing the registry, and one has already been used by insiders in the past to go to the Skip Ahead channel, access to which was limited.
Enable Windows 11 Dev Channel on Unsupported Device
- Open Settings by pressing Win + I on the keyboard.
- Go to Upgrade & recovery > Windows Insider Program.
- Join the program, if you are not already in, and select the Release Preview channel which will be the only available channel for you.
- Now, press Win + R and type
regedit, and hit the Enter key.
- Go to the key
- Change the
- Now, browse the Registry to the
- Set the
- Set the
- Change the
- Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows 10.
After that, Windows Setting will list Dev channel as the current channel under Update & Security > Windows Insider Program. Also at the top of the page you will see a message that your PC is not compatible with Windows 11, but it won't block the upgrade.
Ready-to-use Registry files
To avoid the manual Registry editing, you can download the following REG files.
- Download this archive to switch to the Dev channel.
- The following file will allow you to return to the Release Preview channel and continue testing Windows 10.
Alternative method with the OfflineInsiderEnroll.cmd tool
This method involves the OfflineInsiderEnroll utility, which uses undocumented settings from the Windows Insider program. Moreover, this method will work even with local accounts, so you don't have to sign in with a Microsoft account.
- Download OfflineInsiderEnroll 2.0.3 from abbodi1406 from GitHub .
- Run the downloaded script OfflineInsiderEnroll.cmd as administrator.
- In the Command Prompt window, select the
Devchannel by typing the number 1 and pressing Enter.
- Reboot your computer.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that there is still no reliable information about whether it will be possible to bypass the TPM check when updating the system in this way. Microsoft has said that insiders on the Dev Channel will be able to test Windows 11 on unsupported devices prior to the official release of the system. If this is really the case, then these methods should help with obtaining upcoming Insider builds of Windows 11.
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