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Enable Secure boot and TPM on HyperV: How to fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on Hyper V


IT pros make use of Hyper-V to run Windows 11 on their system. But because Windows 11 is still a new OS from Microsoft some systems are still having issues installing it. But in this guide, I will show you How to Fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on Hyper V.  If you can follow the below steps, then you will be able to install your Windows 11 without hassle. If you want to read more on the Windows system you can read these: How to prevent Windows Users from changing the Screen Saver via the Registry Settings, how to Upgrade Windows 11 Pro to Enterprise and vice versa, how to enable HyperV on Windows: How to install Windows 11 on HyperV, how to Install Windows Admin Center on Windows 10 and 11, how to determine if TPM is present and how to enable TPM in the BIOS, and how to set up a VM via PXE boot on a Generation 1 VM.


Note: While configuring your VM make sure you select Generation 2 as this supports new Virtualization features and UEFI that support Windows 11. You may also be interested in the following guide “Generation 2 VM deployment of Windows Server 2019, how to set up a Generation 2 VM via PXE boot, how to set up a Generation 1VM via PXE boot,

Generation 2

Now open the Hyper V manager, then right-click on the VM you want to install Windows 11 and select Settings.

The TPM Chip, also known as the Trusted Platform Module is a hardware security module on your motherboard, designed by the Trusted Computing Group Consortium. Kindly refer to the following TPM-related guides: How to upgrade Windows 10 with an unsupported CPU and TPM 1.0 to Windows 11​How to Install Windows 11 in Oracle VirtualBox with no TPM Support, and How to clear the TPM via the management console or Windows Defender Center App.

In the Settings window, click on Security on the left and on the right side to make sure that the box for Enable Secure boot and Enable Trusted Platform Machine are checked.


After checking it click Apply and OK. Then you can resume your Windows 11 installation.

But sometimes the issue may persist. Open your Virtual machine settings and on the left-side select Processor. On the right side, increase the “Number of virtual processors” to at least 2. After that click Apply and OK.


This video shows how to Fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on HyperV. Here is an interesting guide you may want to check out. “Enable HyperV on Windows: How to install Windows 11 on HyperV.

I hope you found this blog post on How to Fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on Hyper V very interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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9 months ago

Worked flawlessly! Thank you so much!!

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