How to Hide “System Requirements Not Met” on Windows 11 – How-To Geek

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Windows 11 is notorious for being picky about your hardware. If you bypassed the normal requirements and forced it to install, you might be seeing a “System Requirements Not Met” message. Here’s how you can disable it.
It is possible to disable the message with a registry hack. You can do it manually with Regedit, or you can use the registry keys we’ve provided.
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Disabling the “System Requirements Not Met” message using the Registry Editor is pretty straightforward. Click the Start button, type “regedit” into the search bar, and then hit Enter or click “Open.”
Click "Open."
The key is located at: ComputerHKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelUnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache
Navigate there or paste the path into the address bar.
Address bar in regedit and the relevant key,
There should be a DWORD value named SV2. Right-click it and click “Modify,” or double-click it to open the editor.
Click "Modify."
Change the value from “1” to “0”, and then click “Ok.”
Enter "0" into the field, then click "Ok."
If the key doesn’t exist, you’ll need to create it. Right-click “Control Panel,” go to “Add,” and then click “Key.” You need to name the key UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache.
Right-click "Control Panel," mouse over "New," and then click "Key."
Once you create the key, you need to add a DWORD value. Right-click “UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache,” mouseover “New,” and then click “DWORD (32-bit) Value.”
Right-click the key you made, hover over "New," and click "DWORD (32-bit)."
Name the new entry “SV2”, and set the value to “0”.
Enter "0" into the field, then click "Ok."
You may need to restart Explorer.exe or your computer for the changes to take effect.
If you don’t want to mess with the registry yourself, we’ve got you covered. This downloadable ZIP file contains a REG file that will make the above changes for you:
Download DisableSystemRequirementsNotMet Registry Hacks
Download the ZIP file by clicking the link, and then unzip the contents anywhere you want using the program of your choice. File Explorer has the ability to unzip ZIP files built-in.
Right-click the ZIP file, then click “Extract All.” Follow the prompts, and a folder with the same name as the ZIP file will be created.
Right-click the ZIP file, then click "Extract All."
Double click the key named “Disable_Unsupported_Message.reg.” When prompted, allow the key to make changes to your registry.
Click "Yes."
Restart your computer once the key has been applied.
The hardware requirements for Windows 11 have been a bit of a moving target since Windows 11 was released. If the message should suddenly return after a Windows update, try disabling it just like we did here. It is possible that future updates will render this method irrelevant or ineffective, so if it stops working, it probably isn’t your fault.
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