Editor’s note: As always, it’s worth mentioning that messing around with the registry can lead to other problems and you should do so at your own risk. It is highly recommended to back up the registry before you start, so if something goes wrong, you can undo the changes.
Microsoft earlier this month began rolling out a controversial “feature” that adds a watermark to systems that don’t meet Windows 11 requirements. Initially, the scope of Microsoft’s rollout was unclear, but now it appears that Users implementing a workaround or TPM bypass could be the primary target.
The persistent warning simply indicates that the system requirements are not met and advises users to check their settings for more information. Microsoft reportedly doesn’t offer much consolation in setup, but it does suggest that you might consider buying a new PC to replace the perfectly good system you’re currently using.
Bruh, since when did Windows 11 start showing this message? Now my desktop will probably show the same message as well since it’s also running a TPM bypassed installation like this laptop
At least it only shows up on the desktop, unlike the Activate Windows watermark. pic.twitter.com/6xHELd5grc
— Devin Chaboyer (@devinchaboyer) February 16, 2023
While Microsoft isn’t (yet) taking any drastic steps to prevent these unsupported PCs from running its latest operating system, the message is a bit of a nasty one. Fortunately, there is a workaround if you are willing to modify the registry.
ace border By Hot Hardware, the following steps can be followed to clear the notice from your PC:
- Click on the Start menu and type Registry Editor and open it
- Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER
- Navigate and expand Control Panel
- Click on the UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache folder
- In the accompanying window pane, right-click the SV2 entry and select Modify
- Change the value to “0” and then click OK
- Restart your PC
microsoft official Windows 11 system requirements call a relatively new intelligence, AMD either Qualcomm Processor, at least 4 GB of RAM, at least 64 GB of storage, a UEFI-compliant board with Secure Boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. You’ll also need a DirectX 12-compatible graphics card and at least a 720p-capable 9-inch display.
Microsoft memory and storage requirements are within reason, but some issues with limited processor support have been fixed.