How to Remove the Watermark 'System Requirements Not Met' on Windows 11

System requirements not met on Windows 11? This article will provide you with some effective ways to remove this watermark. Remember to backup your system before doing so.


By Yuka Updated on November 2, 2022

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What Is Windows 11 System Requirements Not Met Watermark?

System Reauirements Not Met

Windows 11 was released to the public in September 2021 and many users chose to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 due to its innovative features. Windows 11 also has minimum system requirements for the upgrade.

If you've bypassed Windows 11's hardware requirements, the "System requirements not met. Go to Setting to learn more. " message may affect you. The second possibility is that your computer is supported, but there are changes - such as the UEFI settings associated with TPM - that make it unsupported. The message that “System Requirements Not Met” on Windows 11 then also occurs on Windows 11.

How to Remove System Requirements Not Met Watermark on Windows 11

It is very annoying to always have the watermark "System Requirements Not Met" on your Windows 11 desktop. You can easily get rid of this watermark by doing the following.

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog. Type regedit and click on OK.
  2. In the Registry Editor, enter the following path in the address bar and click ENTER on your keyboard:
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache

Registry Editor Loacation

  1. In the "UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache" folder, double-click on SV2 and change the Value data from 1 to 0. Click OK to apply the changes made.

Change SV2 Value Data

  1. Then close the Registry Editor and restart your computer to apply the changes made in it.
  2. Then confirm that the “Windows 11 system requirements not met watermark” has been removed.

Watermark Removed

💚 What if I can't find the 'UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache' folder?

If you do not have the UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache key on your computer, you can create one by yourself.

  1. Navigate to the path in step 2 above, then right-click Control Panel on the left side and select New -> Key.

Create New Key

  1. Rename this newly created folder to UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache.

Rename the Folder

  1. Then right-click the UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache folder and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.


  1. Name the DWORD value as SV2. Change the Value Data field from 1 to 0.
  2. Then just follow step 4.5 above. Then the watermark “System requirements not met” will disappear on Windows 11.

Back Up Your Computer Before Modifying the Registry Editor

The Windows Registry Editor is a graphical tool in the Microsoft Windows OS that enables authorized users to view the Windows registry and make changes. If the changes are not correct, the computer's operating system may stop functioning, so it is recommended that you should always create a backup of your computer before making changes. The backup can undo any changes that alter the registry.

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a powerful backup software for all Windows PCs, such as Windows 11, 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Vista and XP (all editions, 32/64-bit). Its interface is very simple, and its operation is also very simple, even if the computer novice can also quickly get started. You can see what excellent features it has first.

💙 It provides you with a variety of backup methods, you can back up your important files, systems, disks or partitions.
💛 It supports backing up system/disk/partition and files to various storage locations, such as external hard drives, external hard drives, USB flash drives, cloud servers, NAS or network shares, etc.
💜 It allows you to schedule automatic backups so you don't miss data changes. You can use daily/weekly/monthly scheduled backups or event-triggers and USB plug-in functionality. The last two are available after upgrade.
🧡 It offers you 3 backup methods: full backup, incremental backup or differential backup to ensure that you can always make changes on your computer. Differential backups are available in advanced versions.

However, if you are running Windows Server operating system, please turn to server backup software. Next, I will show you how to backup your computer before modifying the Registry Editor on Windows 11.

  1. Download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper.
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  1.  In the left panel, click Backup, and then select Disk Backup.

Disk Backup

☪ File Backup: Quickly back up files to different storage spaces without taking up too much disk space.
 System backup: It involves all the system files, boot files, and program files.

  1. Then click “+ Add Disk” to choose the source disk that contains Windows 11. Disk Backup protects all the data on your disk along with your system.

Select Source Disk

  1. Select the destination location where you plan to store the backup images.  It is recommended that you back up to an external disk or to the cloud. You can choose to back up to AOMEI cloud.

Select Destination Place

Tip✍: You can write comments for your backup tasks and modify the compression level of your backups by the Options function. If you want to encrypt your backups, please upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional.

  1. After confirming all your settings, click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Final Words

You can easily solve the problem of having system requirements not met watermark on Windows 11 with the help of this article. However, since the method involved requires modifying registry editor information, it is recommended that you back up your computer in advance to prevent unforeseen problems from occurring during the change.

Also, you can use the software mentioned in this article to help you clone your disk or system. You can also create a bootable disk while your system is working well. If in the future you encounter any serious problem that prevents you from successfully booting your computer, you can successfully boot your computer with the help of a bootable disk to perform a restore operation and bring your computer back to normal.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.