You should have expected this coming from Microsoft considering the company already warned before running Windows 11 on PCs that don’t qualify minimum requirements is not recommended. Like it or not, Windows 11 may show a watermark on desktop and in the Settings app with the message “System requirements not met” as it is doing right now on insider dev channel build 22557 and beta & Release channel build 22000.588 (KB5011563).
Why Windows 11 is showing a “System Requirements not met” warning
To improve security, Microsoft made TPM 2.0 and UEFI, Secure Boot, and measures mandatory for Windows 11. Users can get away and still install new OS. The company itself provided registry method instructions for the same.
With recently released Windows 11 builds 22557 and 22000, Microsoft brought a slew of new features to Windows 11 such as taskbar drag and drop, App Folders in Start menu, Do not Disturb and Focus, Live Captions, Redesigned Task Manager with dark mode support, and more.
Insiders who installed the latest build on unsupported PCs were greeted on desktop and in Settings with the “System Requirements not met” error.
Nobody likes to see the warning and wants to get rid of it at any cost, here is how you can do that easily without any difficulty.
How to remove Windows 11’s “System requirements not met” watermark forever
If you’re running Windows 11 build 22557 or higher, use the following command in the Run dialog
reg add “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache” /v SV2 /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
If you’re running Windows 11 build 22500.88 and higher, use the below
reg add “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache” /v SV1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
Open Run command, paste the following, and press enter, done.
- Press Win+R to open Registry Editor
- Navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache or paste the same in the address bar and press enter.
- On the right pane change the SV2 Dword value from 1 to 0.
- Restart Windows 11.
If you don’t see UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache key in the first place, create it manually with the following steps.
- Right-click on Control Panel
- Browse for New > Key, assign its names as UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache
- in the right pane, create SV2 Dword as said above
Keep in mind currently, Windows 11 shows the warning in insider builds, there is no guarantee Microsoft will display the same in public builds, but if it does, the instructions will be definitely helpful.
Note: Replace SV2 with SV1 in the above steps if you’re on build 22000.588
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