If you are finding yourself at the receiving end of a rather unkind error called “This PC can’t run Windows 11”, then well, do not worry. This doesn’t mean your PC can’t really run Windows 11 or that it doesn’t fail the Windows 11 compatibility test or system requirements. Whether you were trying to install Windows 11 in a virtual environment using VirtualBox or not, the two solutions given below will fix the problems causing the error. One of the solutions is to replace the appraiserres.dll on your Windows 11 setup folder while the other is to try a different setting in VirtualBox.
How to replace the appraiserres.dll to bypass the Windows 11 installation error
Here is how to replace the appraiserres.dll to fix the “This PC can’t run Windows 11” error when installing Windows 11.
Step-by-step guide to replace appraiserres.dll
Download and install Winrar on your PC. Once installed, navigate to your Windows 11 ISO and right-click on it. Now select ‘Extract Files’.
Press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard once the Winrar dialog box opens up.
The files will be now automatically extracted in the same directory in a folder of the same name as the file.
Download the appraiserres.dll to your PC using the link above.
Copy the appraiserres.dll file. Right-click on the file and select ‘Copy’.
Now go to your extracted ISO folder and open the ‘Sources’ folder in it.
Paste the appraiserres.dll file in this location and click on ‘Replace the file in the destination’ when prompted. Once the file has been replaced, close the folder.
Simply run the setup.exe file now by double-clicking on it to run the Windows 11 installation again.
However, if you were looking to boot it from a USB stick, then you can now move the extracted ISO files to a USB stick and trigger the Windows setup either from your boot menu.
And that’s it! If you were unable to install Windows 11 due to an appraiserres.dll issue, then it should now be fixed on your system.