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How to Fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on Hyper

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Secure boot and TPM on HyperV are vital settings for IT pros running Windows 11. Occasionally, installation issues arise due to Windows 11 being a new OS. This guide addresses how to fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on Hyper-V. By following these steps, you can ensure a hassle-free Windows 11 installation. 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

This video shows how to Fix “This PC Can’t Run Windows 11” on HyperV. Here are some related articles that might interest you: How to enable HyperV on Windows: How to install Windows 11 on HyperV, and how to Install Windows Admin Center on Windows 10 and 11.

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When setting up your VM, be sure to choose Generation 2. This selection supports the latest virtualization features, UEFI, and the necessary Secure Boot and TPM on HyperV, all of which are essential for running Windows 11 smoothly.

Generation 2

To begin the process of enabling Secure Boot and TPM on HyperV, launch the Hyper V manager. Subsequently, right-click on the desired virtual machine (VM) intended for Windows 11 installation. From the context menu, choose “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.

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,

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.

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.

Increase the “Number of virtual processors

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.

Windows 11

Here is an interesting guide you may want to check out. “Enable HyperV on Windows: How to install Windows 11 on HyperV, 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.

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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1 year ago

Worked flawlessly! Thank you so much!!

26 days ago
Reply to  James

You are welcome..

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