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How to fix Windows 11 installation problems – Info Crab

When you try to install Windows 11 on your PC, you may receive error messages preventing you from continuing with the installation and proceeding further: unable to install Windows 11 on your PC!

Rest assured: these errors when installing or upgrading to Windows 11 can be corrected by adjusting certain settings or changing the configuration of your computer.

In this guide we will see how to fix problems and errors while installing Windows 11.

i Info: Before you start, use WhyNotWin11 to clearly identify the reasons your computer cannot install Windows 11.

Troubleshoot Windows 11 installation issues

“This PC does not currently meet the system requirements for Windows 11”

The error message “This PC does not currently meet the system requirements for Windows 11” is the most common and is displayed when trying to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11.

This message is normally accompanied by a list of causes that cause the installation of Windows 11 to fail:

Why these errors? Your PC may not meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, or some settings required for installing Windows 11 are simply disabled.

For example :

This PC does not currently meet the system requirements for Windows 11
Here’s why :
The processor is not supported for this version of Windows.
The PC must support TPM 2.0.
The PC must support Secure Boot.

Check out this article to help you make your PC compatible with Windows 11:

PC not compatible with Windows 11: the solutions

“This PC cannot run Windows 11”

You receive a “This PC cannot run Windows 11” error message when you attempt to do a clean install of Windows 11 from a Windows 11 installer USB drive.

To correct this error message, see this article:

Solve “This PC cannot run Windows 11”

“Unable to update the system reserved partition”

The “Unable to update the system reserved partition” error (accompanied by the error code 0xc1900104 or 0x800f0922) occurs when the System reserved partition does not have enough free space: it takes at least 15 MB free space to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11.

To free up space on the System Reserved partition and successfully install Windows 11, follow this guide:

Solve “Unable to update the system reserved partition”

“The PC must support TPM 2.0”

The error message “The PC must support TPM 2.0” is displayed when your computer is not equipped with a TPM 2.0 or when it is not activated in BIOS / UEFI.

To correct this error, first check if your PC is equipped with a TPM 2.0:

Check if your PC is equipped with a TPM 2.0 for Windows 11

If this is the case, make sure that the TPM is enabled in the UEFI configuration:

Windows 11: enable TPM 2.0 in BIOS / UEFI

Here is a photo of a BIOS / UEFI from an HP computer with the TPM option enabled:

“The PC must support secure boot”

The error message “The PC must support Secure Boot” is displayed if your computer does not have a UEFI motherboard or when Secure Boot is not enabled in the UEFI settings.

To correct this error, go to the UEFI settings and activate the Secure Boot:

Activate Secure Boot on a UEFI PC

Here is a photo of a BIOS / UEFI of a computer with the Secure Boot option enabled:

“The processor is not supported for this version of Windows”

The error message “The processor is not supported for this version of Windows” appears if your computer does not have a 64-bit processor compatible with Windows 11 (at least, 7th generation Intel or AMD Ryzen 2).

To correct this error and if you have a desktop computer, you can buy a newer Intel or AMD processor if your motherboard has a compatible socket.

You must have a motherboard with one of the following sockets:

  • LGA 1151 : for 7th generation (Kaby Lake), 8th generation (Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake Refresh) and 9th generation (Coffee Lake Refresh) Intel CPUs.
  • LGA 1200 : for Intel 10th generation (Comet Lake) and 11th generation (Rocket Lake) CPUs.
  • LGA 1700 : for 11th generation Intel CPUs (Alder Lake).
  • AM4 : for AMD Ryzen and Athlon CPUs.
  • TR4 : for AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.

“Your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11”

You see the error message “Your PC does not meet the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 11” on the Windows Insider Program page in Windows 10 Settings.

To correct this error and install the Windows 11 Insider Preview builds, use WinPass11 which bypasses the hardware requirements:

WinPass11: Install Windows 11 Insider Preview on an incompatible PC

“The selected disk has an MBR partition table”

When the computer disk uses the old MBR partition table, the Windows 11 installer displays the following error message:

Windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed on GPT disks

To fix this error and install Windows 11, you need to convert the disk to GPT.

For more information :

“The selected disk has an MBR partition table” error when installing Windows

Error code 0xc1900101

You see error code 0xc1900101 when you try to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11.

To correct this error, use the following recommendations:

For more solutions, see this page.

Can’t install Windows 11?

If after trying all the solutions presented in this article, you are still unable to install Windows 11 on your computer, be aware that there are tips to bypass the requirements and successfully install the Microsoft OS.

! Warning : installing Windows 11 on an incompatible PC is strongly discouraged. This is because Microsoft has indicated that computers that circumvent the hardware requirements will not receive security updates through Windows Update. It is therefore advisable to stay on Windows 10 which is supported until 2025 or migrate to a Linux distribution like Zorin OS or Linux Mint.

You will find all the details to force the installation of Windows 11 on an apparently incompatible computer in this article:

Install Windows 11 on an incompatible PC (CPU, TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, etc.)

If your goal is to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11, check out this article instead:

Force upgrade to Windows 11 on an incompatible PC

You can also create a modified ISO that allows you to install Microsoft’s OS on any PC:

Create a backward compatible Windows 11 ISO (CPU, TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, etc.)

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