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

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Setup Laravel 10.x Homestead in Windows 10/11

Section – 1 [Install Software]

vagrant_2.3.7_windows_amd64.msi –

VirtualBox-6.1.46-158378-Win.exe –

VirtualBox 6.1.46 (released July 18 2023) << This and Not the >> VirtualBox 7.0.10 platform packages – ​Windows hosts

According to:

Code Editor/IDE: PhpStorm-2023.1.4.exe or VSCodeSetup-x64-1.80.1.exe

Lastly install: Git- –

Section – 2 [ENABLE VT-x in Hardware/BIOS/UEFI if disabled]

Section – 3 [Installing Homestead]

Go To CLI Terminal in IDE/Editor or Windows Terminal or Git Bash Terminal and execute:

git clone D:\htdocs_xampp\Homestead

where D:\htdocs_xampp\Homestead the Homestead directory, after entering this directory:

cd d:\htdocs_xampp\Homestead

Next, execute the bash init.bat command from the Homestead directory to create the Homestead.yaml configuration file. The Homestead.yaml file is where you will configure all of the settings for your Homestead installation. This file will be placed in the Homestead directory: if there is a problem with the




Section – 4 [Configuring Homestead]

Follow the instructions at:

For configuring the file: Homestead.yaml

Section – 5 [Launching The Vagrant Box]

After all, the steps above, it is time to:

Launching The Vagrant Box

You must have in mind the 4 most used CLI commands FROM CLI/Terminal at d:\htdocs_xampp\Homestead\:

vagrant up # if error on this - please Section 6 below
vagrant status
vagrant suspend
vagrant ssh

Section – 6 [Configuring SSH Keys]

In case the first attempt of running:

vagrant up

you getting

Please give the command to generate ssh keys in Windows:

ssh-keygen -t rsa -C ""

This will create the:


Then you have to go to Homestead.yaml and edit the SSH Keys with the correct Keys you have just created:

authorize: C:\Users\lwdls.ssh\
     - C:\Users\lwdls.ssh\id_rsa

Then you return to Section – 5 and give the command: vagrant up

The first time you have to await some time to download the Vagrant VM – Ubuntu Server from the repositories…

After the VM OK is launched go to: http://homestead.test/phpinfo.php to see the webpage of phpinfo():



if any problem put the phpinfo.php



to stop the VM – shutdown the PC – give

vagrant suspend

To add additional sites:

Adding Additional Sites

To create a Laravel Site – start with download Laravel files with the:

At Terminal d:\htdocs_xampp\

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-laravel-app

Composer can be installed from:

Also, the composer comes preinstalled in Homestead/Vagrant/VM

And, a second way is:


vagrant up 


vagrant ssh

and from Terminal at /home/vagrant/ give the command:

 composer create-project laravel/laravel example-laravel-app

Any way you choose, be sure to edit the Homestead.yaml and every new website added to run:

vagrant reload --provision

And lastly

To run a new URL locally modify the host file at:

On macOS and Linux, this file is located at /etc/hosts. On Windows, it is located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts: homestead.test another1.test another2.test

Again, according to


After, download the Laravel 10.x bootstrap code base, view the Laravel homepage accordingly by going to http://another1.test.

Happy Laravel Web Development & Coding…!

Enable CORS for multiple domains in PHP

In this article, we’ll explain to you how to permit CORS requests for multiple origins in PHP.

To get the response from a simple cross-origin POST request, we need to include the header Access-Control-Allow-Origin. The specification of Access-Control-Allow-Origin allows for multiple origins, or the value null, or the wildcard *.

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: null

The above is a simple implementation.

For multiple domains permissions of CORS, we can use a PHP snippet like below:

$allowedOrigins = [

if(in_array($_SERVER['HTTP_ORIGIN'], $allowedOrigins))
	$http_origin = $_SERVER['HTTP_ORIGIN'];
} else {
	$http_origin = "";
header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin: $http_origin");