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Remove System Requirements Not Met Watermark in Windows 11

Windows 11 shows ‘System requirements not met’ watermark on systems. Here is how to remove it in simple and easy steps.

To install Windows 11 on any computer, it needs to meet some minimum system requirements like TPM check, UEFI bios, compatible CPU, and more. If any of the requirements does not meet, Windows 11 won’t install.

However, you can bypass most Windows 11 requirements with ease. For example, it is pretty easy to bypass the TPM check in Windows 11.

Now, bypassing specific requirements to install Windows 11 will show a small message “System requirements not met” at the bottom right corner. It is Microsoft’s recent addition to discourage installing Windows 11 on incompatible hardware. For the most part, the message is nothing more than that. It stays in the corner and constantly reminds you that your system cannot run Windows 11 perfectly.

In normal circumstances, having a simple watermark is nothing. However, given enough time, the watermark can be a bit annoying. This is especially true if you installed Windows 11 purposely on a computer that doesn’t meet requirements.

The good thing is, as with many things in Windows 11, if you don’t like this behavior, you can disable it altogether. i.e., remove the System Requirements Not Met watermark from the bottom right corner of Windows 11. You must make a small change to the registry editor to make it happen. It is pretty simple to make.

system requirements not met watermark in Windows 11

So, let me show you the steps needed to remove the ‘system requirements not message’ watermark in Windows 11.

Remove ‘System requirements not met’ watermark

To remove the System Requirements Not Met watermark, you must make a small change to the registry. Specifically, change the Value Data of a value called “SV2.”

  1. Launch the Registry Editor.
  2. Go to the below folder.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache
  3. Right-click on “.”
  4. Choose “New > DWORD Value” to create new value.
  5. Type “SV2” as the name.
  6. Double-click on the “SV2” value.
  7. Type “0” in the Value Data field.
  8. Press the “Ok” button.
  9. Close the Registry Editor.
  10. The ‘System requirements not met’ watermark is removed in Windows 11.

Steps with expanded detail:

You must open the Registry Editor to make changes to the Windows registry. Search for “Registry Editor” in the Start menu and open it. You can also execute the Run command “regedit.” If you are wondering, you can open the Run dialog box with the “Start key + I” key binding.

In the Registry Editor, go to the following folder on the sidebar.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache

go to unsupported hardware notification cache registry key

Once you are here, see if you can find a value called “SV2” on the right panel. If you cannot find it, right-click on the “UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache” folder and choose “New > DWORD Value.” Name the value as “SV2.”

After that, double-click on the “SV2” value. Type “0” in the Value Data field and click “Ok” to confirm the change.

modify registry value to remove system requirements not met watermark in Windows 11

Finally, close the Registry Editor and reboot the computer.

After restarting, you should no longer see the “System requirements not met” watermark at the bottom right of the screen in Windows 11.

That is all. It is that simple to remove system requirements not met watermark in Windows 11.

I hope this simple Windows 11 how-to guide helped you.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.

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