the answer is no. you still need it as windows 11 will look for it before it allows the install. i'm tinkering with it now to see if i can fake it. i have a tpm slot but do not have a module installed. gonna see if i can make a vm work anywayYou'd think TPM would rate at least a mention here. Can you install 11 in a VM on a machine without TPM?
Thanks, figured as much.the answer is no. you still need it as windows 11 will look for it before it allows the install. i'm tinkering with it now to see if i can fake it. i have a tpm slot but do not have a module installed. gonna see if i can make a vm work anyway
i am working in virtual box at the moment but may try vmware pro as i also have that i can try.
After 24 hours or so it finally switched back to trying to update Win 10.I have a VirtualBox installation I hadn't touched in a while, with Win 10 2004. Updated VB, went into Win Up and right now it's downloading Win 11 Insider Preview corelease .132 - even though I'm not on the right Insider Program channel. That's got me baffled. Though I suspect that it won't install because this PC does not have TPM. What I actually want Win Up to do is just bring me up to 21H1. Oh, turning off Insider Program doesn't stop the download either even after I reboot the VM.
First thing that comes to mind - if WU is this buggy for Win 11 previews, I wonder just how buggy 11 is, and will be.
At any rate, suggestions to fix this would be appreciated.
I don't know why Tom's hardware couldn't get Virtual Box to work either - but assuming it was the same as me, it wouldn't work because The secure boot option wasn't available - so I was told that the Virtual machine didn't have the minimum requirements to run Windows 11. But I know my laptop DOES. Clicking the 'EIF option' simply meant Windows wouldn't load at all. I have had no problem using the free version of VM Workstation Pro 16. It just works following the instructions. No problem at all.....Why didn't VirtualBox work?