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How to fix Windows 11 'does not meet the requirements' error on VirtualBox

Dec 17, 2021 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to fix Windows 11 'does not meet the requirements' error on VirtualBox

As with most of the new OS releases on Mac, Windows or Linux, my best practice is to test them first in a virtual environment, usually using VirtualBox. The reason you might stumble upon this post is because there is an error you’ll definitely face a few steps in the Windows 11 installation. The error says: This computer does not meet the minimum system requirements to install this version of Windows.

The solution though, is pretty much straightforward if you follow the steps below.

Prerequisites

  • Official Windows 11 ISO
  • VirtualBox

Solution

Step 1. Once you get the error, press Shift + F10 to open the command prompt.

Step 2. Type regedit to open the Registry Editor.

Step 3. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Setup.

Step 4. Right click on Setup, click New => Key. Enter LabConfig as name.
windows11-setup-new-key

Expected result:
windows11-setup-new-key-result

Step 5. Right-click LabConfig, click New => DWORD (32-bit) Value.
windows11-labconfig-new-key

Step 6. Create 4 DWORD values depending on the initial VirtualBox config:

  • BypassTPMCheck
  • BypassSecureBootCheck
  • BypassRAMCheck
  • BypassCPUCheck

Expected result:
windows11-labconfig-new-key-result

Step 7. Double-click each key, set their value to 1 and click OK.
windows11-labconfig-keys-values

Expected result:
windows11-labconfig-keys-values-result

Step 8. Exit the Registry Editor and the Command Prompt. Run the installation from the start again meaning without doing any reboots, and there you go.
windows11-installation-error-resolved

Conclusion

I’ll be doing a full Windows 11 installation on VirtualBox tutorial so keep around until next time. Feel free to leave a comment below and if you find this tutorial useful, follow our official channel on Telegram.