It is quite difficult getting “Windows 11, version 24H2 x64 2024-05D” installed in a virtual Windows 11 client.

So far I’ve tried the usual LabConfig settings.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


All I get is this.

[This PC doesn't currently meet Windows 11 system requirements]

Windows 11, version 24H2 is no-go in virtual machines


I suppose “Intel Xeon CPU X5677” is too old for Windows 11 24H2.

  1. There’s some recent Xeon vulnerabilities and Microsoft has decided to just remove support for most Xeons in Windows 11 rather than patching. There’s a bunch of recent Xeons in workstation class machines that aren’t supported for the new Windows 11 release.

    You might have more luck trying to make it think the CPU is a non-Xeon since it has the required SSE 4.2

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