Using Rufus to create a Windows 11 bootable USB drive to bypass the TPM and secure boot
1. Download Rufus - latest version
[Win] Rufus v3.21 Final : improved Windows support and several fixes
2. Get the Windows 11 ISO file
If you already have the Windows 11 ISO file, that's great and you can skip to the next step.
3. Connect USB to your PC and run Rufus
Now insert a USB drive of at least 4GB into your PC to make it bootable. Then run the downloaded Rufus executable. This is portable software, so you don't need to install anything. Running the Rufus executable will open the GUI interface to easily create a bootable USB drive.
4. Selecting a USB drive and Windows 11 ISO
Now select the additional USB drive you want to make bootable from the drop down box. Then click the SELECT button to insert the downloaded Win-ISO file. 5.
5. Bypass (Advanced Windows 11 Installation (No TPM / No Secure Boot))
When you insert the ISO, Rufus will automatically detect the Windows 11 operating system and give you two options.
1) Standard Windows 11 ISO installation (TPM 2.0 + Secure Boot)
2) Advanced Windows 11 ISO installation (non-TPM/no secure boot)
Here we want to create a bootable Win 11 drive to run on non-TPM and secure boot supported hardware. So select the second option from the drop down box.
6. Start making a Windows 11 bootable USB key
Finally, everything you need is set up, now do one more thing - give your volume label a nice name. For example - win 11 - this will be the name of your USB drive once it has finished writing the ISO disc.
Then click the Start button and Rufus will ask for your permission to format the drive, click Yes.
When you have finished, remove the drive and insert it into the PC where you want to install Win 11. Reboot the system and boot with the USB drive inserted.
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