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0:00 Intro
0:44 The official way
1:37 The dreaded TPM
2:36 You already have one, probably
3:09 What are TPMs even used for?
3:46 But what about Secure Boot?
4:29 Turning Secure Boot on
5:10 Converting from Legacy to UEFI
6:07 But uh... Why?
7:03 Getting Insider with old hardware
8:01 Building an ISO with UUPDump
9:02 Tell Windows 11 you don't need security
9:42 If Microsoft breaks things later... (appriaserres.dll)
10:23 If Microsoft breaks even more things... (install.esd)
10:55 Why these workarounds work
11:46 The rest of the install process
12:07 Windows 11 Home requires a MS account, but...
13:12 What ARE Windows 11's system requirements then???
14:36 It's about validation and vendor support
16:10 Conclusion


  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech Tips22 hari yang lalu

    PSA: UUPDump have been seeing an increase in traffic since Windows 11's launch, and this video will probably make that much worse. Please be patient if we "hug of death" the site. -AY

  2. Enrique Francois

    Enrique Francois26 menit yang lalu

    It work

  3. Imperatriz Phoenix

    Imperatriz Phoenix8 hari yang lalu

    ter mais de um core já era requisito para windows 10 então obvio que iria ser o mesmo para o win 11, já que cpu com 1 núcleo só não roda o win 10, eu estou rodando win 11 no meu dell optiplex 330 e esta bem bom usei o método de colocar o arquivo do win 11 na iso do win 10, eu realmente gosto do gabinete dessa maquina tem alguma placa mãe moderna e atual de preferencia amd que dá para colocar nesse gabinete?

  4. Ace McAce3148

    Ace McAce31489 hari yang lalu

    By doing this vidio it killed my pc

  5. Ace McAce3148

    Ace McAce31489 hari yang lalu

    U killed my pc

  6. skullsparks beast

    skullsparks beast13 hari yang lalu

    Linux request video for windows 365 cloud pc

  7. CheezeH

    CheezeHJam Yang lalu

    i got windows 11

  8. Dwemer LordBackup

    Dwemer LordBackup3 jam yang lalu

    Wow your going so fast it doesn't sound weird if i slow it down thx though this is incredibly helpful, informative, and easy to follow

  9. AJT37 and T76

    AJT37 and T763 jam yang lalu

    What if I have no choice!?!?

  10. Rayhaan Khan

    Rayhaan Khan11 jam yang lalu

    I installed windows 11 on my 7th gen i7 with this process thanks ! 😊👌

  11. Richard Barrett

    Richard Barrett16 jam yang lalu

    Thanks but after over 40+ years of MS I will stick with Win 10 (The last version of Windows I will ever need according to MS when it first came out). I have installed 100's of copies of Windows over the years and I am finally fed up with their BS. I will move all my computers to Linus if necessary. Are wait for someone to come out with a hack program that will make Win 11 on older systems. Do those idiots realize how many computers in the world will not run under Win 11 are is that their ultimate goal alone with their hardware partners. I do not use a MS account and will not be in the future. After dealing with MS for the last 40+ years I trust them less with my security then I do third parties. I have taken care of my security all these years without MS and I will continue, even if it means I have to continue to run WiN 10 without updates.

  12. Joseph timeisallwegot

    Joseph timeisallwegot20 jam yang lalu

    windows 11 worked for my pc. but the internet did not work. so i went back to 10.

  13. CROSSPS Gaming

    CROSSPS Gaming22 jam yang lalu

    Just install Linux tbh, I installed Manjaro and loving it, so much faster than any windows ever used.

  14. Loke Laufeyson

    Loke Laufeyson23 jam yang lalu

    If i get a virus its free and i dont want the virus from the start.. i wont pay hard cash for a big virus that i have to install manually myself.. drop windows as a main system and use linux as a main system. If you like to game on your computer install a dual boot and only use the windows install as a gaming system and nothing else. Linux is working on getting more compability for games but at the moment you get the best compability if you use windows. If you want more support for linux as a gaming system you have to push the manufacturers and make them support it.

  15. bwuw

    bwuwHari Yang lalu

    Forced online identification by microsoft accounts for W11? Linux comes the more attractive alternative every single year :) another massive wave of people will soon be joining team Linux.

  16. Richard Barrett

    Richard BarrettHari Yang lalu

    I do not want it period. After 40+ years I am tired of MS CRAP. I will take my 15 computers to a new OS.

  17. Mario Mastr

    Mario MastrHari Yang lalu

    3:50 the short answer was longer than the long answer lol

  18. soft dreams

    soft dreamsHari Yang lalu

    Nice shirt 👌 I'm running Windows 11 on a shit hp stream laptop it's working ok and it was for windows 8 originally.

  19. PPlankBeam

    PPlankBeamHari Yang lalu

    2 things. #1 - Didn't MS say something like "Windows 10 is the last operating system you'll ever need?" Hah! #2 - I'm still running Windows 7 on my main desktop PC and Win 10 on my laptop. Win 7 wins hands down in terms of friendliness and usability. I've created bookmarks to all the old Win 7 control panel stuff in Win 10 (it's all still there) as the "standard" settings panels are junk.

  20. rahb1

    rahb1Hari Yang lalu

    Better still, avoid Windows 11 altogether and go Linux (or Chrome or Mac)! See Thank you Linus Tech Tips!

  21. CryoBeast382

    CryoBeast382Hari Yang lalu

    lol my secure boot state says unsupported :(

  22. Waji Beast

    Waji BeastHari Yang lalu

    Microsoft after watching this video: Why you bully me??

  23. Kristian Ferencik

    Kristian FerencikHari Yang lalu

    The question is, are they bringing back dos? If not, its not worth it.

  24. rootbrian

    rootbrianHari Yang lalu

    Windows 11 (6.7.1)... it's so not 11.x Windows 10 is 6.6.3... It's so not 10.x I'll stick with open source. From my 12 year old AMD quad core, 24GB ddr3, AMD graphics powered HP Envy.

  25. Dope Ha Tech

    Dope Ha TechHari Yang lalu

    what if we don't find install.esd file but a similar size file with .wim can we replace that file

  26. Pro Gamer

    Pro GamerHari Yang lalu

    Thanks linus The UUPDump trick and the install.esd trick really worked. Now I can use Windows 11 as my daily os.😃😃

  27. Larry Cullen

    Larry CullenHari Yang lalu

    Linux keeps looking better. Of several computers here at home desktops and laptops, with the exception of one laptop, the rest are running a Linux distro (POP OS). I think that Microsoft is shooting itself in the foot with 11.

  28. david l

    david lHari Yang lalu

    Just waiting for my oculus quest 2 link driver to be update for windows 11

  29. Christian Chávez

    Christian ChávezHari Yang lalu

    Those sponsor transitions are getting so smooth...

  30. Sergii Syrkin

    Sergii SyrkinHari Yang lalu

    You are awesome! Thanks for TPM explanations

  31. Herobrine Brigs

    Herobrine Brigs2 hari yang lalu

    huh the registry hack will always work i mean some times i cant get passed some errors but i get when i registry hack the program

  32. CharlesRyann

    CharlesRyann2 hari yang lalu

    Windows 11 going to have a WindowsUpdate design like malware again?.....Where i'm forced to download a trusted user/hack exe to force task scheduler and other services disabled, in order to prevent windows from doing it own thing instead of what I want it to do? legit question....not had a chance to do anything with win11 yet, if anyone knows.

  33. MrCipasa

    MrCipasa2 hari yang lalu

    We can't find a new gpu, and he thinks we going to build new pc for w11

  34. Andrew stewrt

    Andrew stewrt2 hari yang lalu

    6:36 DRIP

  35. Frenzy

    Frenzy2 hari yang lalu

    the only thing I like about win11 so far is it's default wallpaper lmao

  36. Lloyd

    Lloyd2 hari yang lalu

    Windows 👍

  37. coegj

    coegj2 hari yang lalu

    I really enjoy you guys making sense of the nonsense provided by Microsoft, I also would like to see a chart as to how many people contact you after they use Gparted to wipe their Windows 10 hard drive and then install MX Linux, Ubuntu Mate, Linux Lite or some other fantastic Linux/Ubuntu Operating System.

  38. TheIceThorn

    TheIceThorn2 hari yang lalu

    don't get windows 11, simply. win95: beta win98/2000: final winme: beta winxp: final winvista: beta win7: final win8: beta win10: final win11: guess what? *BETA* How people just didn't got that? It's damn easy to spot!

  39. TheIceThorn

    TheIceThorn2 hari yang lalu

    @bilgisayar bilgisi nope. It's still win 8, they just added back the start menù with a reg switch. That's the reason for I said it's beta.

  40. bilgisayar bilgisi

    bilgisayar bilgisi2 hari yang lalu

    you forgot 8.1 so windows 11 is final

  41. DrHarryT

    DrHarryT3 hari yang lalu

    "DON’T buy a new PC for Windows 11" I built a 9900K-Z390 about 2 years ago. I've got another 8 years to go before I build another one. I wait about 10 years between builds for technology evolution.

  42. Tommy Lee

    Tommy Lee3 hari yang lalu

    Hi, I have a bit of a problem. When I swap the appraiser files I get the "Can't install Windows 11" screen (Same results with RegEdit) When I swap the install.esd files I get error 0x8007025D: Windows Cannot Install Required Files (I've eliminated the possibility of corrupt files or hardware) Is there anything I can do to get around this? Are possibly there more "checks" I can bypass with RegEdit?

  43. Tommy Lee

    Tommy Lee3 hari yang lalu

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm trying to install on a Legacy Bios, no secure boot or tpm, no OS (wiped the hardrive to install)

  44. Douwe Huysmans

    Douwe Huysmans3 hari yang lalu

    Just disable secure boot, the security it offers is so niche that any normal consumer doesn't gain that much from it.

  45. Jeff N

    Jeff N3 hari yang lalu

    Is it really worth all the fill in the blank(s)? I mean is it going to win me over from my MX Linux OS and make me want to run Windows again?

  46. Michael Fladenhofer

    Michael Fladenhofer3 hari yang lalu

    so mutch problems to install spyware ... maybe they need help from russia ;-)

  47. MBK

    MBK3 hari yang lalu

    Watching it on my i7 6th Gen laptop running win 11 without TPM & Secure boot

  48. Flo D

    Flo D3 hari yang lalu

    "DON’T buy a new PC for Windows 11!" Why would I want Windows 11 in the first place? :D

  49. Ron Grizzley

    Ron Grizzley3 jam yang lalu

    @camjkerman I’m Heading in Now

  50. camjkerman

    camjkerman18 jam yang lalu

    I jumped asap for my Surface Pro 6 (compatible hardware so I went through the Insider programme) and honestly I haven't looked back once. The fit and finish on the GUI makes Windows 10 feel distinctly last-gen, which isn't good news for my i7-4790 equipped desktop.

  51. Orangemynt

    Orangemynt20 jam yang lalu

    I'm jumping in head 1st

  52. getaround 1

    getaround 122 jam yang lalu

    Because windows 10 will be retired in 2025.

  53. Adam Time

    Adam Time3 hari yang lalu

    This has to be the worst GUI I have ever seen. Who wrote that crappy schema

  54. Adam Time

    Adam Time3 hari yang lalu

    This is why they needed Linux. To much work to get windows to install in cloud ????? We all know now who won the desktop race Linux.

  55. Disco_Latitude

    Disco_Latitude3 hari yang lalu

    Tha f*ck? Are you sure I don't need a letter from my third grade math teacher's first boyfriends mother's plastic surgeon?

  56. Michael Rushizha

    Michael Rushizha4 hari yang lalu

    3:40 You just need to re-enroll your Windows Hello credentials and use your Bitlocker backup key--you did keep that key, right? 😩


    FREE GIVEAWAY WINDOWS 10 CLICK HERE!!!!4 hari yang lalu


  58. Tony Wise

    Tony Wise4 hari yang lalu

    Windows 11? My official recommendation is go to Linux!

  59. Manos Eskintzis

    Manos Eskintzis4 hari yang lalu

    Microsoft try hard to make all of us Linux-ers

  60. Tony Wise

    Tony Wise4 hari yang lalu

    Windows 11 requirements are just a way to totally lock your computer down to Windows OS. They (MS) want to control YOUR PC. No thanks.

  61. jerrygonmadlad

    jerrygonmadlad4 hari yang lalu

    pog anthony

  62. Idiot idiot

    Idiot idiot4 hari yang lalu

    they failed theyr promisse.

  63. Николай Новицкий

    Николай Новицкий4 hari yang lalu

    If win11 says your hardware not supported, just install Linux :D

  64. kuvikina

    kuvikina4 hari yang lalu

    ok but what is wrong with Windows 10?

  65. JovanGamerYT

    JovanGamerYT4 hari yang lalu

    me using an windows 7 ultimate: interseting

  66. Shihab Mohammed

    Shihab Mohammed4 hari yang lalu

    linus and linus tech tips team is fast as hell (we need to change the speed of the video to slow 0.75x)

  67. Jonnyspeed

    Jonnyspeed4 hari yang lalu

    Every mac owner: Laughing hard

  68. z DOC

    z DOC4 hari yang lalu

    Thank you for Anthony.

  69. Tetsuclaw

    Tetsuclaw4 hari yang lalu

    I will buy a new PC when I am in the need of a new PC. Also I "can" install windows 11 on my system but I don't need windows 11 at this time. Don't need to fix something that is not broken.

  70. rootbrian

    rootbrianHari Yang lalu

    The machine I use is 12 years old. Definitely not getting a new one anytime soon, or until TDR1 RAM hits.

  71. William Baranowski

    William Baranowski4 hari yang lalu

    Honey, I KNOW what I want for Xmas!

  72. Mitch O'Brien

    Mitch O'Brien4 hari yang lalu

    If I need a new PC, should I wait until Windows 11 drops or just upgrade ASAP?

  73. Chet George

    Chet George4 hari yang lalu

    Hey if you guy go faster I could miss the other 10% as well. 😨 Downloadable instructions would be very helpful -especially for us 70 year old DOS 2.1 veterans 🥴

  74. TheBenenator

    TheBenenator4 hari yang lalu

    "if you want to play with Linux or something" Play? *Play*?! As if I'd use Windows by choice! lmao

  75. Chris DES

    Chris DES4 hari yang lalu

    we use control userpasswords2 to add users and set windows to start without entering a password will that be available in windows 11? later versions of Windows 10 stopped the restart without a password. just wondering if I will still need a workaround.

  76. Duke49th

    Duke49th4 hari yang lalu

    Only now I even understand what these bios features TPM and secure boot are. Lol. Thanks.

  77. Gunvana

    Gunvana5 hari yang lalu

    That's okay. Can I downgrade to windows 8 instead?

  78. Windows Movie Maker Lyrics

    Windows Movie Maker Lyrics5 hari yang lalu

    second gen i5 runs windows 11 runs flawless on my old laptop

  79. Rotten Corp

    Rotten Corp5 hari yang lalu

    Oh, fine. Best arguments ever for moving to LINUX Mint. You do remember that Microsoft said that Windows 10 would be the last version ever, right? If they had a secure system in the first place, this would not be as much of an issue.

  80. Eric A.

    Eric A.5 hari yang lalu

    speaks real quiet then jacks the audio for the ad space FU

  81. Skrovno CZ

    Skrovno CZ5 hari yang lalu

    Well I hope secure boot will not be important in the future. I cannot enable secure boot in windows 11 because I don't know BIOS password.

  82. fra cannatello

    fra cannatello5 hari yang lalu

    you only Need Tpm 2.0

  83. Robert English

    Robert English5 hari yang lalu

    Yep, Windows will be more secure than ever (When was it ever secure?) for everyone but Microsoft, who can get in whenever they want to. Oh, and don't forget to buy a new PC even if yours works just fine, or you you have to starve your kids for a few months to do so... WHADDA' YAH GONNA' DOABOUDIT? AAEY? PAY DA MAN PUNK! Oh wait, Linux can solve all of those problems in one swoop!

  84. Eric Hodge

    Eric Hodge5 hari yang lalu

    See Grandma...piece of cake!

  85. ARYAN

    ARYAN5 hari yang lalu

    I think they should also shows the syntech side of the experiment like the experiment's on human and rat and the undercover testing in syntech by (wes) or deb or anybody i guess, it will be more interesting to watch right guys!! like so that matthais and team see's this .

  86. some person on youtube

    some person on youtube5 hari yang lalu

    me: jokes on you im still getting a new pc for windows 11

  87. Paul Robinson

    Paul Robinson5 hari yang lalu

    Both of those settings are turned of on my system intentionally. I do not intend to upgrade to the new version of Vista/8.0.

  88. Al Neuman

    Al Neuman5 hari yang lalu

    Time to switch to Linux.

  89. Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton5 hari yang lalu

    I have uefi bios, i5-8400 , secure boot although it's off for dual boot right now. I just don't have TPM 2.0 I have 1.2, I even had my hard Drive on GPT and I would recommend mini tool partition wizard if you guys want a nice G.U.I.

  90. Cool win

    Cool win5 hari yang lalu

    Good old history repeating itself. I remember when Microsoft announced that Windows XP wasn't able to be cracked. *2 hours later* and somebody found out how to crack Windows XP. Once again Microsoft is punishing legit users for no reason.

  91. DaveOJ

    DaveOJ2 hari yang lalu

    That's not the same thing at all.

  92. David Dunmore

    David Dunmore6 hari yang lalu

    I won't, because we're a Microsoft free zone.

  93. Victor P

    Victor P6 hari yang lalu

    My God...this is waaaay too much.i will stick to my Windows 10... *even that my rog laptop is from last summer with RTX and 10th gen.i7 which makes it farely new Which means that hardware is good enough to run windows 11

  94. Abanoub Sameh

    Abanoub Sameh6 hari yang lalu

    Of course when I hear the word w*ndows or M$ security and reliability are the first things that come to mind.

  95. Keldrath

    Keldrath6 hari yang lalu

    mine is such a fucking mess. my motherboard is newer than 2016, the firmware is 2018, it has a TPM 2.0 port but its just a port its not installed to anything. My bios is set to legacy mode, it can be changed to UEFI... but theres no secure boot option anywhere in the bios and it reads as unsupported in the system info. what a fucking wow

  96. FightingDopamine Levels

    FightingDopamine Levels6 hari yang lalu

    Used to know indept info quite early about all Windows releases since MS-DOS was replaced, have to say Windows 11 fails to interest me. Maybe it's the timing, maybe I've forgot how it was to have a new OS or maybe I did subconsciously give up the hope for a new version of Windows? Nah that's not the problem Windows 10 is solid compared to Windows 8 so the next version has to be broken! It's the curse that subconsciously scares me away... Don't upgrade, it's Doomed! Has to be...

  97. Delia Hicks

    Delia Hicks6 hari yang lalu

    The parsimonious ounce complimentarily obey because fortnight worryingly taste after a bloody joke. remarkable, tacit swedish

  98. Bóbr Bobrowski

    Bóbr Bobrowski6 hari yang lalu

    if windows have a number not possible to divide by 2 then its crap, old wisdom hohoho :)

  99. NoGoat

    NoGoat6 hari yang lalu

    No it's not. Windows 7 was great but 8 sucked.

  100. ꜰʀɪɪᴜʜ

    ꜰʀɪɪᴜʜ6 hari yang lalu

    "don't buy a new pc, just bypass the requirements"

  101. Igor

    Igor2 hari yang lalu

    I mean, if the retirements are random and arbitrary, why not?

  102. Liam Davis

    Liam Davis6 hari yang lalu

    Hands down the best sponsor Segway he's done

  103. Frank Sz

    Frank Sz6 hari yang lalu

    I'm currently using Win11 after some time in Bios I found that stupid switch for TPM . In many ways it's looking ok, but still half-baked and some windows resizing issues and certain apps acting funny. It feels like just a theme pack though..

  104. NarrowEra Gamer

    NarrowEra Gamer6 hari yang lalu

    To late i just bought a new pc 3 weeks ago T-T

  105. Project 333

    Project 3336 hari yang lalu

    people need to shut the hell up about windows 11 honestly its not that bad a system if you would just clean the bloatware and edit the software lazy ass people...

  106. Martin

    Martin6 hari yang lalu

    Ähhhh what I understand nearly nothing to fast speaking and what now MS phishing data with without that usb tmp tpm or wtf ever thingly?!

  107. Chris Vog

    Chris Vog6 hari yang lalu

    Lol Windows 11 minimum requirements are Intel 17th gen and Ryzen 11000g

  108. Dave

    Dave6 hari yang lalu

    hahaha I am using Thinkpad L430 and last BETA windows 11, it works like a charm and fast.

  109. Brando P.

    Brando P.6 hari yang lalu

    Tried Windows 11 and within 1 day an update made my PC stop registering any internet connection wifi or wired. Had to go back to window 10 and even then my system is still unstable. I have to power cycle my PSU or else i get boot errors from drivers not loading. When CSM got turned off the first time i enabled secure boot everything got messed up. Resetting the BIOS to default didnt change anything. It still is unstable. I really need help here. Microsoft told me its my fault and I should've hired a professional.

  110. Ted Phillips

    Ted Phillips6 hari yang lalu

    The one specification Microsoft won't don't give out is how much landfill space implementing Windows 11 will cost everyone.

  111. Robi Molnár

    Robi Molnár7 hari yang lalu

    intel needs some sales

  112. Epic Gamer

    Epic Gamer7 hari yang lalu

    It meets system requirements

  113. Epic Gamer

    Epic Gamer7 hari yang lalu

    Yay, I just checked and my surface go 2 m3 can run windows 11 :)

  114. DisturbedParadise

    DisturbedParadise7 hari yang lalu

    OR I can run windows 10 until it's easy enough for a man child to do it

  115. Davide Russo

    Davide Russo7 hari yang lalu

    Am I the only one who can't download from UUPDump? In the prompt says Aria2c assertion failed. Can anyone help me?

  116. Jet Fusion

    Jet Fusion7 hari yang lalu

    No of course not LMFAO Dammit guys, Windows 11 hacked before it's even hacked. I feel manscaped on the bikini line