It’s possible to create a USB bootable media to bypass the installation restrictions of Windows 11 23H2 (2023 Update), and in this guide, you will learn how.
Although Windows 11 includes various installation requirements (such as for processor, memory, storage, network, and security), you can use workarounds and tools like Rufus to upgrade on unsupported hardware or install Windows 11 with a local account.
This guide will teach you the steps to create a USB bootable media to install Windows 11 23H2 on unsupported hardware.
Create Windows 11 23H2 bootable USB to bypass requirements
To create a Windows 11 23H2 bootable USB to bypass requirements, use these steps:
Open Rufus website.
Click the link to download the latest version.
Double-click the rufus.4.xx.exe file to launch the tool.
Under the “Device” section, use the drop-down menu and select the flash drive to create the Windows 11 23H2 bootable USB media.
Click the Select button.
Select the Windows 11 23H2 ISO file.
Click the Open button.
Select the “Standard Windows Partition” option in the “Image option” setting.
Select the GPT option in the “Partition scheme” setting.
Select the UEFI (non CSM) option in the “Target system” setting.
Under the “Volume label” section, specify a descriptive name for the Windows 11 23H2 bootable USB flash drive.
Use the default settings for the File system and Cluster size options.
Check the Quick format option.
Check the “Create extended label and icon files” option.
Click the Start button.
Check the “Remove requirement for 4GB RAM, Secure Boot, and TPM 2.0” option to install Windows 11 23H2 on unsupported hardware.
Check the “Remove requirement for an online Microsoft account” option to use a local account and bypass the internet requirements.
(Optional) Check the “Create a local account with username” option and specify a name for the account.
Quick note: If you want to create a local account during the setup, you don’t need to check this option.
Click the OK button.
Once you complete the steps, Rufus will create a bootable USB media that will bypass the requirements to upgrade or install a fresh copy of Windows 11 on unsupported hardware.