Windows 11 can’t install: Here’s what to do

Windows 11 can't install here's what to do

Microsoft has made Windows 11 available to the general public, so we’ve put up a guide on how to Transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11. However, there have been reports that some PC users are unable to install Windows 11 correctly, perhaps due to an error 0x8007007f on their device.

How do I get Windows 11 on my computer?

Windows 11 may be downloaded in the same way as any other new version of Windows. Follow these steps: go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and then click Check for Updates. If a Feature update to Windows 11 is available, you’ll see it listed here. Install by clicking Download and installing.

Why can’t I install Windows 11 on my PC?

The most frequent causes of a PC not being able to install Windows 11 are that it does not have enough hardware capacity or is incompatible. Another possibility is that the media you used in the installation has been faulty or corrupt.

Windows 11 won’t install

Windows 11 installation has failed, don’t worry! We’ve put together a few workarounds to help you out.

If you’re having problems installing Windows 11 on your PC, don’t panic! There are a few things you can try to get it up and running. First, make sure you meet the system requirements for Windows 11. Your PC must have:

– An Intel Core i3 8th Gen or later

– 4 GB of RAM

– At least 20 GB of free disk space

– A graphics card with DirectX 9 support and WDDM 1.0 driver

If your device doesn’t meet these requirements, you won’t be able to install Windows 11.

If your device meets the system requirements but you’re still having problems installing Windows 11, try some of the following workarounds:

– Make sure your PC is up to date. Install all the latest updates from Microsoft before trying to install Windows 11.

– Use the Media Creation Tool to create a USB or DVD installation media.

– If you’re using an older version of Windows, you may need to upgrade to a newer version before you can install Windows 11.

If you’re having trouble putting Windows 11 on your computer, it’s probably because your PC isn’t compatible. If you can’t install Windows 11 on your PC, though, there are a few tried-and-true solutions below in no particular order that may help you out.

Check hardware requirements for Windows 11

  1. Enable Secure Boot
  2. Enable TPM 2.0 (Very very important!)
  3. Create new installation media
  4. Install Windows 11 on a new/different drive

Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.

Can’t install Windows 11

1) Check your PC’s hardware requirements for Windows 11.

If your PC does not match any of the following criteria, you will be unable to install Windows 11. The most important hardware requirements for Windows 11 are:

A dual-core CPU with a clock speed of at least 1GHz or higher is required. It must also be 64-bit compatible and have Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 or greater support.

At least an Intel 8th-generation processor or AMD Ryzen 2000-series (non-APU) processor. Newer ones are all supported.

If your business is large, you’ll probably want at least 10 GB of RAM (to enable further multitasking).

A decent-sized hard drive for Windows 11 – At least 64GB of storage space is available.

A graphics card or processor that is compatible with DirectX12 or later.

If you meet the minimum hardware requirements but can’t install Windows 11, there may be more underlying problems – try the other suggestions below if these don’t work.

2) Enable Secure Boot

If Secure Boot is disabled on your UEFI, you will be unable to install Windows 11 on your computer. Make sure that Secure Boot is enabled and try the installation again in this situation.

3) Enable TPM 2.0

The TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is another pre-installation check and is probably the most important requirement. To install Windows 11, you must ensure that your device has a functioning TPM. You may also install Windows 11 even though it will notify users that they must use only approved components. If you have an older motherboard, you can purchase and plug in a TPM module on your own.

4) Create new installation media using the ISO image.

If you don’t meet the minimal hardware requirements for Windows 11 installation, you won’t be able to complete it on your computer if you have faulty installation media. If this is the case, simply make a fresh new Windows 11 setup USB and retry the install procedure to rule out this possibility.

5) Install Windows 11 on a new/different drive

If you’ve been trying to upgrade Windows 11 and haven’t been able to, you can attempt a clean installation from the ground up on a new or different drive, or completely format your current one before attempting the install. We recommend taking a backup and use PCMover for this.

6) Install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware

Although Microsoft has permitted installing Windows 11 on unauthorized PCs, it has not yet allowed upgrading to it. We’ve put up a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Windows 11 on non-genuine hardware that will undoubtedly come in handy.

  • Insert the Windows 11 USB flash drive into the PC that you want to repair. Turn it on and let it boot up from the beginning, then restore your files.
  • To continue, press any key.
  • Type regedit into Command Prompt, press Shift + F10 to execute it, and then hit Enter.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
  • Right-click the Setup key, select New, and then the Key option.
  • Set the name of the key to LabConfig.
  • To create a new LabConfig key, right-click anywhere in the folder and select ‘New,’ then ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value.’
  • Name the key BypassTPMCheck and press Enter.
  • Double-click the newly created key and set its value from 0 to 1.
  • Hit the OK button.
  • To create a new LabConfig (folder) key, right-click the LabConfig (folder) key, choose New, and then DWORD (32-bit) Value..
  • Name the DWORD BypassSecureBootCheck and press Enter.
  • Double-click the new key and change its value from 0 to 1..
  • Continue with the installation

If you’re not sure whether your PC can run Windows 11, Microsoft has created a handy tool that will test your system and let you know. You can find it at this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11

You can also check Microsoft’s website for a list of compatible systems.

If you’re positive your PC is compatible and you have enough hardware capacity, there are a few things you can try to get Windows 11 up and running:

– Try using a different installation media, such as a DVD or USB drive.

– Perform a clean install of Windows 11. This will erase all your data, but it may fix any installation problems.

– If you’ve previously installed a version of Windows 10 on your PC, try using the “repair” option in the Windows 11 installer. This may fix any installation problems.

If none of these solutions work, your only remaining option is to buy a new PC or our computer technicians can help you get your PC compatible with Windows 11.

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I am a computer engineer holding a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, complemented by a Master's in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. I currently work as a Senior IT Consultant in Melbourne, Australia. With over 15 years of...