How to remove System requirements not met message in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to remove the ‘System requirements not met‘ watermark in Windows 11. Microsoft has some basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on a device.

However, bypassing these requirements and installing Windows on unsupported hardware is possible. Microsoft does not recommend these workaround methods. So when you install Windows 11 on unsupported hardware using workarounds, Windows 11 will display a watermark on the device that the ‘System requirements are not met.’

This message will appear as a watermark in the bottom-right corner of the screen and the Settings app under the hero controls. If you don’t want these messages to display on your device, the steps below show you how to remove them.

How to remove system requirements not met watermark in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows 11 will display a watermark on the device that does not meet Microsoft Windows 11 requirements with the message ‘System requirements are not met.’

Below is how to remove that watermark in Windows 11.

First, click the Start menu, then search for and open the Windows registry. When the Windows registry opens, navigate to the folder keys below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache

Once there, right-click the SV2 DWORD key and select Modify or double-click to open.

Change the SV2 DWORD (32-bit) value from 1 to 0.

If you don’t see the ‘UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache‘ key, right-click the Control Panel folder, then create the ‘UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache.’

Creating the SV2 DWORD (32-it) inside the ‘UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache‘ key would be best. Then change the value for SV2 DWORD value to 0.

Click OK and restart your computer.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to remove the unsupported hard requirement not met watermark in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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