Windows 11 would it be bad to install with no TPM and no Secure Boot?

mvmiller12

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On purpose.

Even though my hardware supports it and Windows 11.

Unless you are dual-booting an older Linux distro along with Windows 11, there is no real reason to disable Secure Boot at all. New Linux distros have the correct keys for the Secure boot loader. As far as the TPM is concerned (and this applies to Secure Boot as well) - I have seen no difference with it on or off after completing the Windows 11 installation beyond the "your computer does not meet the requirements for Windows 11" message in Windows Update.

I have an old Dell XPS laptop running Windows 11. It has a hardware TPM 1.4 module and Secure Boot enabled, and has a Core i7-4000 series CPU. The Windows 11 Upgrade Installer complained if it tried to be run from within Windows 10, but booting directly into the Windows 11 RTM installer raw off of USB worked with no problems ("raw" meaning with no mods). I still get the "Does not meet requirements" message in Windows Update, but the machine runs fine. Better than it did in Windows 10, actually.

As of now, at this time, it makes no difference. If that changes, it is easy enough to toggle either feature back on in your BIOS.
 

CrimsonKnight13

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not really, install and then turn them off, or use one of the many work around weve already discussed in numerous threads.
Rufus is the best way IMHO, though there's also a good script (from MyDigitalLife forum) for simply modifying any ISO as well.
 

pendragon1

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Rufus is the best way IMHO, though there's also a good script (from MyDigitalLife forum) for simply modifying any ISO as well.
that why i said "many work arounds in numerous threads", this doesnt need to be another one of those threads, let them do some legwork for once....
 

CrimsonKnight13

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that why i said "many work arounds in numerous threads", this doesnt need to be another one of those threads, let them do some legwork for once....
I prefer to give end results instead of having someone fumbling around in the dark.
 

mvmiller12

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Rufus is the best way IMHO, though there's also a good script (from MyDigitalLife forum) for simply modifying any ISO as well.

Why bother using anything to mod the installer at all? The OP's PC meets the Windows 11 requirements... Just turn those features on, install Windows 11, turn the questioned features off. No muss, no fuss.
 

pendragon1

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Why bother using anything to mod the installer at all? The OP's PC meets the Windows 11 requirements... Just turn those features on, install Windows 11, turn the questioned features off. No muss, no fuss.
if his bios is up to date they are probably already on by default. turning them off after install is the simplest solution.
 

CrimsonKnight13

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Why bother using anything to mod the installer at all? The OP's PC meets the Windows 11 requirements... Just turn those features on, install Windows 11, turn the questioned features off. No muss, no fuss.
I modify the installer regardless since I'd prefer to have more options available to me like old hardware or VMs w/o the additional requirements.
 
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