2 Quick ways to fix Windows 11 installation problems

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Milan has been enthusiastic about PCs ever since his childhood days, and this led him to take interest in all PC-related technologies. Before joining WindowsReport, he worked as a front-end web developer. Read more
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  • A new version of Windows is almost here, but many early adopters are experiencing various Windows 11 installation problems.
  • Most issues occur because the PC doesn’t meet the hardware requirements. Therefore, just rule out this option from the start.
  • Certain security settings can also interfere and lead to repeated errors or the need to reinstall Windows 11, so be sure to check them.
  • If the procedure doesn't go as smoothly as expected, enabling TPM in BIOS does wonders.
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Windows 11 was recently announced and many users are eager to test it. However, it seems that some of them are experiencing various issues while trying to install the new OS.

The procedure should be straightforward, and all that you need is Windows 11 installation media and a PC that meets the hardware requirements.

However, various issues can sometimes occur, and in this guide, we’re going to show you how to solve them instead of thinking that it’s time to uninstall Windows 11. Just take a closer look below.

How can I fix Windows 11 installation problems?

1. Check the hardware requirements

Windows 11 comes with a different set of install requirements, and even if you were able to run Windows 10, you might not be able to run Windows 11.

To make sure that you don’t encounter any issues, we encourage you to check the official Windows 11 requirements before upgrading.

The hardware requirements aren’t that different, and the biggest change is the need for a TPM 2.0 chip, which some older PCs don’t have.

If your computer meets the Windows 11 install requirements, you’ll ensure that the upgrade process is smooth and without any issues, and you’ll avoid the dreaded This PC can’t run Windows 11 message.

2. Enable TPM in BIOS

  1. Access BIOS on your PC.
  2. Now go to the Security section.
  3. Locate the TPM option and enable it.
  4. Enable the Safe Boot option as well.
  5. Finally, just save all recently made changes.
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BIOS is a software tool installed in a ROM chip on your motherboard. If you need extra help, check out this dedicated guide on how to access BIOS on a Windows PC.

Keep in mind that this process is different for each motherboard model and version of BIOS, so you should check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions.

Since Windows 11 requires TPM 2.0 to be enabled, many reported that TPM 2.0 errors are preventing them from installing Windows 11.

However, after enabling these settings in BIOS, the installation errors should be gone. Keep in mind that some motherboards don’t have the TPM chip, so you might have to purchase a TPM chip for your PC to fix that.

These are some of the most common Windows 11 installation problems that users have encountered, but hopefully, you should be able to fix them with the above tips.

Moreover, if you’re new to this, let us remind you how easy is to download Windows 11 in the first place.

When available, you may simply install the update or use the Windows 11 Media Creation tool instead. And there’s even an early beta version for those in the Windows Insider Program, assuming that waiting isn’t your thing.

Have you tried Windows 11 already and did you encounter any installation issues? Do not hesitate to share your experience with us and other readers in the comments section below.

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