How to install Windows 11 on the ONEXPLAYER portable gaming PC

The ONEXPLAYER is one of the most powerful portable gaming computers to date, supporting up to an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, up to 2 TB of storage and an 8 , 4 inches, 2560 x 1600 pixels.

But the ONEXPLAYER originally came with Windows 10. Do you want to upgrade to Windows 11? You can do it… but you will have to do it very carefully.

Windows 11 has built-in features designed for gaming, including support for DirectStorage, which speeds up game loading and rendering times, support for many games to automatically convert to High Dynamic Range when they are used with HDR compatible displays and an Xbox built-in app.

But Windows 11 also has strict system requirements. Among other things, Microsoft officially supports the installation of the operating system only on computers with a TPM 2.0.

And while the ONEXPLAYER To a TPM 2.0 module, it is disabled by default. So, One Netbook explained that there are two ways to upgrade Handheld Gaming PC to Windows 11:

  1. Use a script that allows you to bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement.
  2. Unlock / activate TPM 2.0 on the ONEXPLAYER.

Both options come with some risk, but option 2 is probably the best choice for most users. This is because while there are scripts that modify the Windows registry, allowing you to install Windows 11 on computers without TPM 2.0, Microsoft does not promise to provide feature and security updates to PCs where Windows 11 is installed using this method.

So far Microsoft Is seem to provide updates. But there is no guarantee that this will continue.

Additionally, installing Windows 11 using this method will require a clean install. You will eventually erase all programs and user data, so you will need to back up all your data before you begin, and it might be tedious to reinstall everything after the upgrade is complete.

Bypass System Requirements for TPM 2.0

Unlocking TPM 2.0 allows you to install Windows 11 using Windows Update, which should allow you to upgrade without erasing apps or data. And if all goes well, you will also have 10 days to decide whether you really want to keep using Windows 11 or not. You do not like him ? You should be able to go back in that time.

Activate TPM 2.0

But like I said, there are also risks associated with using this method. First, you will need to download and run a BIOS update utility from One Netbook. There is always some risk involved in updating your firmware, as it is the root software that allows operating systems like Windows to interact with the computer hardware.

Second, One Netbook notes that the ONEXPLAYER hardware comes with three different screen types. You absolutely need to check the label on your ONEXPLAYER to find your system screen type before running the BIOS update / TPM unlock utility as it will ask if you have screen type 01, 02 or 03. Enter the wrong number and you will end up with a black screen.

OK, enough warnings out of the way. Do you want to upgrade your ONEXPLAYER to Windows 11? You can find download links for the TPM 2.0 Bypass Utility and BIOS / TPM 2.0 Unlock Tool on the ONEXPLAYER Indiegogo Updates page. Look for the update for October 19, 2021.

One Netbook also provides written and video instructions:

Bypass the TPM 2.0 requirement when installing Windows 11

Enable TPM 2.0 so that you can upgrade to Windows 11 using Windows Update

The ONEXPLAYER 1S with an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD is available in One Netbook’s AliExpress store for $ 1199.

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