rufus Is a great tool to burn ISO images so that you can install Windows 11 on your system. It works with a lot of operating systems, is small, and it works efficiently and without any hassle. This is a great tool to have in your arsenal. And that was before the latest beta release dropped, which somehow makes it even more useful.
Latest Rufus 3.16 Beta Build (via) computer base) introduces a new ‘Extended’ installation mode For Windows 11 that allows you to tweak the install at the ISO burning stage to essentially turn off some annoying system requirements for Microsoft’s latest OS.
Notably, this beta allows you to ignore the demand for TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, and a minimum requirement of 8GB of system RAM.
Microsoft’s demand for TPM 2.0 has been disappointing, as not many capable machines support it, so simply bypassing it is a welcome diversion. I’m less confident that you’ll really want to use Windows 11 on a machine with less than 8GB, but there may be some edge case where it absolutely makes sense.
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Once you’ve downloaded the beta release, grab the Windows 11 ISO image as you normally would, and you’ll be able to select Extended Windows 11 Installation in the ‘Image Options’ box.
That’s all. After normalizing a bootable USB stick, you won’t have to worry about whether the machine you’re installing it on has TPM 2.0 support, Secure Boot, or enough memory. Nice one Rufus. You have become even more useful now.