So I have finally got around to installing Windows 11 into my home VMWare Workstation environment, well so I thought?
When trying to perform the installation I encountered the following error;
This PC can’t run Windows 11 This PC doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to install this version of Windows.
This was being caused by the version of VMWare Workstation I had install on my machine plus the VM not being configured with the system requirements.
Once I had upgrade to Workstation 16, I was able to configure the VM with the required settings. First up, Enable Secure Boot as seen below
Next I need to add a virtual trusted platform module (vTPM) to the virtual machine running inside of VMware Workstation. Before I could go do this, I had had to encrypt the VM before you can add the TPM module in VMware Workstation.
The process to encrypt your virtual hard disk for your Windows 11 virtual machine will of course depend on the size of the hard disk. The good thing is since we haven’t been able to install anything as of yet, there is no data essentially on the hard disk.
Once the encryption process completes successfully on the Windows 11 virtual machine, edit your virtual machine settings, navigate to Hardware and click Add to begin the process to add new hardware to the VM.
Select the Trusted Platform Module, then, click Finish
After adding the virtual trusted platform module (vTPM), you will see the warning to the right that Removing TPM will render all encrypted data on this VM unrecoverable. In other words, you are burning the encryption key if you remove the vTPM.
After adding the Trusted Platform Module to the Windows 11 virtual machine, I was now able to step through the install process, select the edition, and move forward with the installer.
Now time to get some more Windows 11 blog published with Endpoint Manager.