How to remove System requirements not met message in Windows 11

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, it’s also possible to bypass these requirements and install Windows on unsupported hardware. These workaround methods are not recommended by Microsoft. 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 appears 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 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 do not meet Microsoft Windows 11 requirements with a 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 Windows registry. When Widows registry opens, navigate to the folder keys below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache

Once there, right-click the SV2 DWORD key and select the 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 Control Panel folder, then create the ‘UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache‘.

You’ll also need to create the SV2 DWORD (32-it) inside the ‘UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache‘ key. 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. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.