How to Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11

Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11

Want to use Rufus to disable TPM in Windows 11?

Windows 11 installation requires your PC to meet certain requirements such as Secure Boot, TPM 2.0, and more. So, unless your computer is compatible, you won’t be able to install the new version of the OS.

On the contrary, you can always avoid the system check by utilizing the registry hack and deleting the appraiserres.dll files from the Windows 11 ISO. This will allow you to download and install Windows 11 on any system that was not supported otherwise.

If you don’t want to spend too much time manually deleting the appraiserres.dll files, Rufus is a great tool available on GitHub for free. It supports bypassing the requirements to create a bootable USB flash drive. To learn how to use Rufus to disable TPM in Windows 11, this guide is all you need.

So without further ado, let’s get right to it!

1. Disable the Secure Boot.

If, during the Windows 11 installation, your system detects the Secure Boot, it will continue to look for TPM 2.0 as well. This will fail the entire process, which would have been otherwise possible.

Therefore, prior to downloading Rufus to disable TPM in Windows 11, you need to check whether Secure Boot is enabled on your computer. If it is, use the BIOS menu to disable it. The BIOS menu differs for each manufacturer, so check their official webpage for a detailed guide.

disable Secure Boot from BIOS menu

If your PC meets the requirements and you have the Secure Boot, you’ll need to Disable CSM to Install Windows 11.

2. Download the Latest Version of Rufus.

The bootable media creation tool, Rufus, was recently updated. The latest version allows you to disable TPM, Secure Boot, as well as RAM for a smooth and unhindered Windows 11 installation. 

Here’s how to install Rufus on your computer:

  1. Either visit the Official Rufus Website or from the GitHub Page.
  2. Then, scroll down to find the latest version of Rufus available and click on it to download the file.
Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11

For this method to work, make sure you download version 3.17 or higher, although it was first available in version 3.16 Beta2.

3. Download Windows 11 ISO File.

Next, you need to download the Windows 11 ISO file from Microsoft. You can skip this step if you have already downloaded it before. Otherwise, follow the instructions below:

  1. First, launch the Microsoft Official ISO Download Page.
  2. Scroll down to where it says Download Windows 11 Disc Image (ISO).
  3. Then, click on the drop-down arrow next to Select Download and choose Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO) from the list.
download Wiindows 11 ISO
  1. Now, click on the Download button.
  2. After that, choose a language by clicking on the drop-down arrow next to Choose one under Select the product language.
  3. Next, click on Confirm.
download Windows 11 ISO
  1. Finally, click on 64-bit Download.

This will begin the download for Windows 11. Remember that the link will only be available for the next 24 hours and will expire afterward, so make sure to do it under this limited time, or else you’ll have to start over.

4. Plugin a USB Pen Drive and Run Rufus.

Once everything is downloaded, connect a USB flash drive of at least 8 GB free storage or more to your PC. While doing this, all the data on your flash drive will be erased, so make sure to back it up before proceeding. After that, follow the steps below:

  1. Begin by clicking on File Explorer and going to Downloads.
  2. Then, run Rufus by double-clicking on its executable file. As Rufus is a portable program, you won’t need to install it.
  3. When the pop-up box appears, grant admin access to Rufus.
  4. Rufus will now automatically detect the inserted USB flash drive, and its GUI interface will open. However, if you have more than one attached to your PC, click on the drop-down menu for Device and choose manually.
Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11
  1. Next, to insert the Windows 11 ISO file, click on Select under Boot selection.
Insert Windows 11 ISO file in Rufus
  1. A File Explorer window will pop up. Navigate to Downloads where the Windows 11 ISO file is saved, select it, then click Open.
  2. After that, Rufus will detect the file inserted and give you two options in the drop-down menu for the Image option. Click on it and choose Extended Windows 11 Installation (no TPM / no Secure Boot) since we’re running it in non-supported hardware.
Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11
  1. Make sure to select GPT as the Partition scheme.
  2. Also, your Target system should be set to UEFI (non CSM).
Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11
  1. If you like, you can change the name of your USB pen drive under the Volume label
  2. When you’re ready to create the bootable USB drive to disable TPM, Secure Boot, and RAM, click on the Start button. Rufus will then ask to format the drive. Grant the permission by clicking on the OK button.
disable TPM with Rufus
  1. Now, wait for the process to finish, as it will take some time. After that, an Important notice about Secure Boot will display on your screen. Click the Close button.

Now, you’ll notice the bar for Status will turn green, indicating that it is ready. You can then remove the USB pen drive from your PC and install Windows 11 on it.

5. Install Windows 11.

To install Windows 11, you first need to boot your computer into Safe Mode. Before doing so, save any unsaved task. Then, follow these simple steps:

  1. To shut down your PC, click on the Start menu, then click on the Power icon and choose Shut Down.
  2. Press the Power button to turn it back on.
  3. To enter the Boot Mode, press the F8 key at the boot screen.
  4. When the Choose an option blue screen appears, click on Use a device.
install Windows 11 on PC
  1. Then, choose your USB drive.
  2. This will take you to the Windows Setup wizard. Click on Next after selecting a language to proceed.
Install Windows 11 on PC
  1. Next, click on the Install Now button and enter your product key. If you don’t have it, click on I don’t have a product key at the bottom.
Use Product Key to install Windows 11
  1. Now, choose the Windows version you’d like to install on your PC and click on Next.
Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11
  1. After reading the Terms and Conditions, click on Next.
  2. You’ll then be prompted to either upgrade the Windows OS or start fresh. For the latter option, select Custom: Install Windows only, select the partition, and click on Next.
  3. Now, choose your country and click on Yes.
Use Rufus to Disable TPM in Windows 11
  1. Then, select the input method and click on Yes.
  2. Then, type a name for your PC and choose Next.
  3. After that, link your PC with your Microsoft account and click on Next.
Sign into Microsoft on Windows 11 setup
  1. Continue following all the on-screen instructions until you come to the final installation screen with steps remaining with the percentage of their completion.

Once done, your PC will automatically restart, and you’ll have successfully  Windows 11 running.

That’s it! Now you know how to use Rufus to disable TPM in Windows 11. If you’re still confused about anything, let us know through the comment section below. We’ll be happy to assist you further.

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  • Aimen Choudhry

    Aimen Choudhry is an architecture student who has always been fascinated by science. She now finds her therapy researching and writing about the latest technology and the issues that come alongside. Otherwise, you’ll find her playing video games, listening to music, or watching fantasy/sci-fi movies.

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