Download Bootable Windows 11

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Upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11. You have a Windows 10 license. Your PC must have Windows 10, version 2004 or higher installed to run Installation Assistant. Your PC meets the Windows 11 device specifications for upgrade requirements and supported features. Certain features require additional hardware. We also recommend that you visit your PC’s manufacturer’s website for information about updated drivers and hardware compatibility.

Before We Start: How to Download the Windows 11 ISO Image

Your PC must have 9 GB of free disk space to download Windows 11. You need to be an administrator to run this tool. Once the tool confirms the device hardware is compatible, you will be presented with the license terms. Select Accept and Install. Once the tool is ready, click the Restart Now button to complete installation on your computer.

Create Windows 11 bootable USB using Rufus with ISO download

It might take some time to install Windows 11, and your PC will restart a few times. Make sure you don’t turn off your PC.

Rufus is a free tool to quickly create a bootable USB flash drive to upgrade or clean install Windows 11.

The utility works similar to the Media Creation Tool, and you can provide an existing ISO file or download the files directly from the Microsoft servers.

Unlike the Microsoft solution, Rufus not only allows you to create a USB installation media, but it does it faster, and you can even prepare a USB drive with an older version of Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.

Also, starting with version 3.16, 3.17, and higher, there’s an “Extended” option to create a bootable USB that bypasses the security and memory requirements.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to use Rufus to download the ISO file and create a bootable media to install Windows 11 from scratch.

To use Rufus to download the Windows 11 ISO file and create a bootable media, connect a USB flash drive with 8GB of space, and then use these steps:.

Open Rufus website. Under the “Download” section, click the link to download the latest version.

Double-click the executable to launch the tool. Click the Settings button (third button from the left) a the bottom of the page.

Under the “Settings” section, use the “Check for updates” drop-down menu and select the Daily option. Click the Close button. Click the Close button again. Open Rufus again. (Optional) Under the “Device” section, use the drop-down menu and select the USB flash drive to create the installation media.

Under the “Boot selection” section, use the drop-down menu and select the Disk or ISO image option.