Windows 11 Virtual Machines Now Require TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot

Microsoft is standing firm in Windows 11 requirements. Until now, the company allowed insiders to run preview builds on virtual machinesthis is no longer the case, the company is now blockingg VMs to use Windows 11 if requirements such as TPM 2.0, Secure Boot and others are not met. Microsoft confirmed this in a blog post dev build 22458.

Don’t want to replace Windows 10 with buggy and unstable Windows 11 builds, you can use virtual machines like Hyper-V or VMware Workstation Player.

Microsoft enforces Windows 11 requirements on VMs

Initially Microsoft excluded VMs from the Windows 11 hardware requirements, now this is becoming a thing of the past.

If you’ve used Windows 11 Preview builds in virtual machines, your journey is over. If you’re using a previous build of Windows 11 in a VM, you won’t be able to upgrade to the latest build, Microsoft confirm.

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“This build includes a change that aligns the enforcement of Windows 11 system requirements on Virtual Machines (VMs) to be the same as Physical PCs. Previously created VMs running on privileged preview builds might not be upgraded to the latest preview builds. In Hyper-V, VMs need to be created as Generation 2 VM. ”

“Running Windows 11 on VMs on other virtualization products from vendors like VMWare and Oracle will continue to work as long as the hardware requirements are met. ” Microsoft clarifies.

Are you satisfied with Microsoft’s decision to prevent VMs from running Windows 11 citing TPM 2.0, secure boot, and other requirements? Let us know in the comments below.

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