By Delia / Last update March 25, 2022

When Microsoft officially released Windows 11 last October, the hardware compatibility requirements were raised and the TPM 2.0 security module sparked controversy as one of the basic requirements, but Microsoft wasn't so strong on this requirement at the time and many devices that didn't meet the requirements could install Windows 11 directly or use third-party tools to force their way around.

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It was thought that Microsoft would go on by default, but the latest situation is different. Microsoft recently released Windows 11 Build 22581, the first preview version of Windows 11 22H2, which means that the first annual heavyweight update of Windows 11 is almost finalized.

However, this update of Windows 11 Build 22581 will bring trouble to some users, if the system does not support TPM 2.0 and secure boot, then Microsoft will directly prompt this PC does not support the system requirements of Windows 11 and will not allow installation.

This can be different from before, because users who are prohibited from installing the new version have previously participated in beta testing, and system incompatibility did not prevent the upgrade until this time now.

Thus, it seems that when Windows 11 22H2 is about to be upgraded, Microsoft will again strengthen the requirements for hardware compatibility, and without TPM 2.0 and secure boot support, users will be prohibited from upgrading and installing.

Although Microsoft's standards have not changed, but the previous implementation is more lenient, resulting in many users have used the Windows 11 system, now upgrade the new version is discouraged, the change in attitude also makes many users annoyed.

Of course, it's not clear how long Microsoft's toughness will last, and third-party methods of bypassing TPM 2.0 and other requirements will always exist and be updated. I wonder if Microsoft will compromise again in the future.