Windows 11 Workaround?

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You’ll need both the Windows 11 and a Windows 10 ISO. In the Windows 10 /sources folder, remove install.esd. Then copy everything else in there to the extracted Windows 11 ISO’s /sources.

 

That is, you want to have the Windows 10 installer files, but the Windows 11 install.esd.

 

See instructions… https://youtu.be/5rDJyMXbPdE

 

This allowed Windows 11 – the leaked build at least – to install and run on an XP-era system.

Comments (3)

3 responses to “Windows 11 Workaround?”

  1. jimchamplin

    ... I posted this ages ago. How is it back?

  2. epguy40

    sometimes it's not install.esd but install.wim instead

  3. epguy40

    here's a better workaround - use an updated MediaCreationTool batch script that creates Win11 install media that also bypasses the Win11 hardware requirements as noted in these recent articles from Neowin & Bleepingcomputer:


    www.neowin.net/news/this-free-windows-11-install-tool-bypasses-tpm-and-system-requirements-check/


    www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/new-windows-11-install-script-bypasses-tpm-system-requirements/

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