Windows 11 Pro for Workstations Unsupported Upgrade 22H2 ->23H2


  1. Download Windows-11-Pro.iso [All versions & Workstations] from Microsoft
  2. My PC from a hp z640 – default language: de-de, change to us-en
  3. Bypass Restrictions of Win-11 Pro for WS: upgrade 22H2 to 23H2 *
  4. After upgrading from 22H2 to 23H2, Win-11 Pro for Workstations, some minor updates may be needed
  5. Buy Cheap Software keys – Windows 11/10 Pro for Workstations, Windows 11 Pro, Home, etc. **

* Instructions given – This method DOES NOT USE 3rd Party Tools. It does use the Official Windows11.iso from the Microsoft website – download, and some CLI commands – All Safe === All Microsoft…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

** Windows 11/10 Pro for Workstations can be installed on any PC, but to make use of all of its functions and power needed Workstation PC, eg. Intel XEON processor, ECC RAM, Professional Graphics card…etc.

1- Download Windows-11-Pro.iso [All versions & Workstations] from Microsoft

Please go to:

After in the 3rd section of:

Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) for x64 devices

Choose in the drop-down menu: Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO for x64 devices)

Press the button “Download now”

And after in the appeared Section: Select the product language:

English (United States)

Press the button “Confirm”

The Section “Download – Windows 11 English” appears

Press the button “64-bit Download”

Save the file in the prompt as: Win11_23H2_English_x64v2.iso

Repeat the Process but this time – we do this because the eBay PC has a base language of German so needs German ISO to upgrade:

And after in the appeared Section: Select the product language:


The Section “Download – Windows 11 German” appears

Press the button “64-bit Download”

Save the file in the prompt as: Win11_23H2_German_x64v2.iso

Note-1: these downloads e.g. Win11_23H2_German_x64v2.iso can be used for installing or upgrading any flavor of Windows 11 like:

Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro for Workstations,…

Note-2: Verify your download always to be sure indeed download is from the origin of Microsoft:

Press Verify your download

As described go to the CLI CMD PROMPT or PowerShell and type as shown in the pictures below:

Windows PowerShell
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PS D:\Downloads\ISOs\2023 ISOs> date

22 April 2024 18:44:15

PS D:\Downloads\ISOs\2023 ISOs> pwd


D:\Downloads\ISOs\2023 ISOs

PS D:\Downloads\ISOs\2023 ISOs> Get-FileHash Win11_23H2_English_USA_x64v2.iso

Algorithm Hash Path
——— —- —-
SHA256 36DE5ECB7A0DAA58DCE68C03B9465A543ED0F5498AA8AE60AB45FB7C8C4AE402 D:…

PS D:\Downloads\ISOs\2023 ISOs> Get-FileHash Win11_23H2_German_x64v2.iso

Algorithm Hash Path
——— —- —-
SHA256 9BD27FD71714D7458D88B537DB74DE115CE7585FCD78783ED38D96A544017B68 D:\Downlo…

PS D:\Downloads\ISOs\2023 ISOs>


Now compare the SHA256 CHECKSUM with Microsoft web site at .

If they match you are good to proceed.


2- My PC from a hp z640 – default language: de-de, change to us-en

If proceed with Upgrade from 22H2 to 23H2:

Normally will run the file setup.exe in the root file structure of the ISO. BEFORE DO THIS the ISO file gets burned on DVD, mounted to a drive, or extracted from ISO to a USB Stick location. You have to do this for both ISOs

Win11_23H2_German_x64v2.iso and Win11_23H2_English_USA_x64v2.iso

There are 2 problems Language should be de-de/German and hardware restrictions.

To bypass the language in the Win11_23H2_German_x64v2.iso extraction replace the folder:




We proceed as follows: copy the Win11_23H2_English_USA_x64v2\sources\en-us\ to G:\Win11_23H2_German_x64v2-en\sources\

Rename the:




and the H:\Win11_23H2_German_x64v2-en\sources\en-us\ to G:\Win11_23H2_German_x64v2-en\sources\de-de\ .

This way I can follow in ENGLISH during the upgrade as I do not know German, see screenshots:

3- Bypass Restrictions of Win-11 Pro for WS: upgrade 22H2 to 23H2 *

The last step is to start the Upgrade process from 22H2 to 23H3. If the hardware supports Windows 11, we proceed to run the:


But the hardware is unsupported:

So, we proceed as follows:

Open CLI as Administrator and go to the folder:



setupprep.exe /product server

This will start the upgrade process ignoring the Hardware Restrictions of Windows 11.

Please ignore the “Install Windows Server” – It does not matter – it is upgrading the OS in which you run it, in our case Windows 11 Pro for Workstations – but, can also be Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, if e.g. Home or Pro, Windows 11.

Press “Next”

Press “Accept”

Press “Next”

Press “Install”.
[If you use a PC I recommend a UPS or if you use Laptop Plug-in the power cord]

4- After upgrading from 22H2 to 23H2, Win-11 Pro for Workstations, some minor updates may be needed

You proceed normally for minor updates – there is no check for unsupported hardware. See below shots:

here are some German words involved, for unknown reason:

You can search in Settings for “lang”, normally if you log out, re-login, or restart the PC, when prompted – some of the screen words may be in German but you will understand the RESTART Button is self-explanatory.


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5- Buy Cheap Software keys – Windows 11/10 Pro for Workstations, Windows 11 Pro, Home, etc. **

Windows 11 Pro for Workstations – $13.99 just

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations – $13.41 just

Windows 11 Pro

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 11 Home

Windows 10 Home

Windows 11 Pro + Office 2021 Pro Plus

Windows 10 Pro + Office 2021 Pro Plus

Problems with nested Virtualization in VMware VMs & the Solution worked for me

Host OS: Windows 11 Pro


Guest OS: downloaded from here free Dev Version valid ~3 mo: VMware version:

After having downloaded unzipped and imported to VMware Workstation Pro 17.0.2.

Nested Virtualization problems followed by solution:




IF Nested Virtualization problems CONTINUE GO TO STEP 2


SOLUTION STEP-2 [After Step-1 still not working]

The process to turn off virtualization-based Security:

Below are steps that can be followed to turn off virtualization-based Security for Windows 10 Home & Pro:
For Microsoft Windows 10 Pro & above:

Go To: Edit group policy ( gpedit.msc )
Go to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System
Double-click on Device Guard on the right-hand side to open.
Double Click on “Turn On Virtualization Security” to open a new window
It would be “Not Configured”, Select “Disable” and click “OK”
Close the Group Policy Editor.
Restart the system


If you still having problems put in the article comments and I will reply soon!

IBM Compatible vs Mac Clones; The nostalgic era of legal Mac Clones Computers, the era without the Apple Computer monopoly; This has been just a few years before the turn of the century, between 1995-1999

It was, the magazine PC-KYPRIAKO a Cyprus 🇨🇾 magazine for computers in Greek I started to read at the age of 14 years old from 1989-1990… learned my first computer experience, but without a PC, only by reading this Journal. Later in 1992, I got my first PC, an IBM-compatible MS-DOS Computer, 80386/i386, I think without a mouse!!! (since MS-DOS OS and Not MS-Windows OS). Two years later I upgraded the RAM & the OS to Windows 3.1 and started on Windows Office and Draw Apps like Word, Excel, and CorelDraw. I got a ballpoint mouse too.

In the mid-1990s, the personal computer market was dominated by IBM-compatible machines, but there was also a small but thriving market for Macintosh clones. These were computers that were legally licensed to run Apple’s operating system, from 1995+ but were made by third-party manufacturers instead of Apple itself. This was a unique period in the history of personal computing, and it’s worth taking a closer look at how it all came about.

In the early days of personal computing, Apple was one of the most innovative and successful companies in the industry. The original Macintosh, released in 1984, was a groundbreaking machine that set the standard for user-friendly graphical user interfaces. However, despite its initial success, Apple soon found itself struggling to compete with the much larger IBM-compatible market. By the early 1990s, Macintosh sales had stagnated, and the company was in danger of being marginalized.

To boost sales and increase market share, Apple decided to license its operating system to third-party manufacturers. This was a bold move, as it meant giving up some control over the hardware and software ecosystem that had made Apple successful in the first place. However, the hope was that by expanding the market for Macintosh-compatible machines, Apple could regain its position as a major player in the personal computing world.

The first company to take advantage of Apple’s licensing program was a company called Power Computing, which released its first Macintosh clone in 1995. The Power Macintosh line of computers was a huge success, offering consumers a wider range of choices at lower prices than Apple’s machines. Other companies soon followed suit, including UMAX, Motorola, and DayStar Digital.

At the time, many people thought that the Mac clone market was the future of personal computing. Apple’s market share was still relatively small, and the clones seemed like a viable way to expand the Macintosh ecosystem. However, things didn’t quite work out that way. Although the clones were popular among consumers, they were not successful enough to bring Apple back to dominance. They may have hurt the company more than they helped it.

One of the biggest problems with the Mac clone market was that it created a fragmented hardware and software ecosystem. Because there were so many different manufacturers making different types of Macintosh-compatible machines, software developers had a hard time creating software that would work reliably across all of them. This meant that the Macintosh ecosystem became much less attractive to developers, who were already more focused on the larger IBM-compatible market.

Another problem was that the Mac clones were often seen as inferior to Apple’s machines. Although they were cheaper, they were also less reliable and less well-designed. This meant that even Mac users often preferred to stick with Apple’s machines, rather than switch to a clone.

In the end, the Mac clone market was short-lived. By the late 1990s, Apple had regained some of its momentum with the release of the iMac and other popular machines. At the same time, the market for IBM-compatible machines was starting to shrink, as consumers began to shift their focus to newer devices like smartphones and tablets.

Looking back on this era, it’s clear that the Mac clone market was an interesting experiment in the history of personal computing. Although it didn’t succeed, it showed that there was a demand for a wider range of hardware options in the Macintosh ecosystem. And who knows – if things had gone differently, we might be living in a world today where Mac clones are just as common as IBM-compatible machines.

MacOS Alternatives in History & Now:


Mac Clones Computers 🖥️ [1995 – 1999]

The hardware had Apple hardware Specifications and ran MacOS.


Mac Hackintosh Computers 🖥️ [200X – 2023]

Hardware has IBM/Windows Specifications (Not all hardware is compatible with this process*, you have e.g. built a PC in the case with compatible parts like Intel processor, etc. AMD usually does not work) but runs MacOS.


MacOS VMs on MacOS using VMware, VirtualBox, or Parallels** 🖥️ [200X – 2023]

Hardware Apple Mac, host MacOS, running Guest MacOS isolated OS.


MacOS VMs on Windows or Linux using VMware, or Virtual Box*** 🖥️ [2006 – 2023]

Hardware IBM/Windows, host Windows 10/11 OS, running Guest MacOS isolated OS.


* You must do your research for hardware compatibility.

** You must get a good Mac, as VMs usually need additional hardware resources like RAM over +16GB and an Intel processor over +4 cores.

*** You must do your research again for hardware compatibility, and get a good PC, as VMs usually need additional hardware resources like RAM over +16GB and an Intel processor over +4 cores.


The Macintosh Clones

Virtualization on a Mac (