You don’t need a particularly powerful computer to run Windows 11. But you do need one with a relatively recent processor featuring a Trusted Platform Module because Microsoft is making TPM one of the minimum system requirements for security purposes.

Until recently one way to get around that was by installing Windows 11 Preview builds in a virtual machine. But starting with the Preview build rolling out today, that no longer works – virtual machines need to support TPM too or you won’t be able to install Windows 11 or update from an older build to version 22000.194 or later.


In other recent tech news from around the web, it turns out the new iPad mini is a little slower than the iPhone 13 despite having the same processor (because it’s an underclocked version in the tablet), Jolla has released an update to their Linux-based Sailfish OS for mobile devices, and more bad news for Locast.

Windows 11 won’t run in virtual machines that don’t have TPM support [Neowin]

Windows 11 TPM requirement now extends to virtual machines, which means that starting with Preview Build 22000.194, you’ll effectively need VMWare Workstation Pro or the Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise Hyper-V Manager (unless other VMs add TPM support).

New iPad Mini Has Downclocked A15 Chip Compared to iPhone 13 [MacRumors]

Both the iPhone 13 and the new iPad mini have Apple A15 processors, despite the phones starting at $699 and the tablets starting at $499. But benchmark results suggest the iPad mini has an underclocked version that scores about 2-8% lower in some tests.

Locast’s free TV service ordered to shut down permanently after copyright loss

Locast, which had allowed users in select markets to stream broadcast TV for an inexpensive “donation,” suspended operations earlier this month after losing a court case. Now a permanent injunction shuts it down for good (unless it appeals & wins).

Sailfish OS Verla introduces a new sharing system, camera updates, and more [Jolla]

Jolla releases Sailfish OS 4.2 “Verla.” The latest version of this mobile-friendly, Linux-based operating system for smartphones and tablets has a reworked sharing system, improved single-hand navigation for tall-screen devices, better support for multi-camera phones, and many bug fixes.

Mozilla VPN adds advanced privacy features: Custom DNS servers and Multi-hop [Mozilla]

Mozilla VPN adds support for custom DNS servers and “multi-hop’ allowing you to route your data through two VPN servers rather than just one.

Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition Beta [KDE]

KDE releases Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition Beta, a pre-release build of the latest open source desktop environment (also known as Plasma 5.23). It brings new Wayland features, a faster Discover app center, theme updates, and performance improvements.

HARMAN Launches Power Accessories Category with InfinityLab [press release]

Harman, a company best known for its audio products, is launching a new line of charging gadgets under the InfinityLab brand, starting with Wall chargers, power banks, and wireless charging stands.

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4 replies on “Lilbits: Windows 11 won’t run in virtual machines without TPM, Mozilla VPN picks up new features, and more”

  1. File this under reason 365 for why Windows 11 is this generation’s Vista/ME.

  2. Yea, I encountered Microsoft’s little test today when putting Win11 on a spare machine for giggles. I feel like I successfully passed the test quite easily by making a usb win10 installer, deleting the install.wim out, and replacing it with the win11 install.wim(a known solution for now). I suspect, any moment now, when I do an update, I’ll face another of their challenges, and we’ll see how that goes. What a fun game.

    1. Which build of W11 are you doing that with? Mine has stopped upgrading since .178 or something and it’s a pain in the neck. I wouldn’t mind to jump a couple of builds with this trick.

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