Windows 11 Burn Iso To Usb

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Although you can install Windows 11 in multiple ways, if you plan to start from scratch, you would usually use a bootable USB flash drive to proceed with the setup. However, since you cannot officially purchase physical installation media, you need to create one yourself. On Windows 11, you have at least two tools to download the installation files onto a USB flash drive and make it bootable.

You can use the official Media Creation Tool to download the files onto a removable storage. Or you can use Rufus, a third-party tool that makes it easy to create a flash drive to install the OS on a compatible or incompatible devices.

In this Windows 11 guide, we will walk you through the steps of creating a USB flash drive with support for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware using the Microsoft Media Creation Tool and Rufus. The Media Creation Tool is the easiest method to create a bootable media to upgrade or clean install Windows 11.

How to Make Windows 11 Bootable USB Drive

To create an installation media with the Media Creation Tool, connect a USB flash drive of at least 8GB of space, and use these steps:.

Open Windows 11 download page. Under the "Create Windows 11 Installation Media" section, click the Download now button to save the file on the device.

Source: Windows Central. Double-click the MediaCreationToolW11.exe file to launch the tool.

Click the Accept button to agree to the terms. (Optional) Clear the Use the recommended options for this PC option. Source: Windows Central.

Basic System Requirements

Select the correct language and edition of Windows 11. Click the Next button. Select the USB flash drive option.

  • Source: Windows Central. Click the Next button. Select the USB flash drive.
  • Source: Windows Central. Quick tip: If the device is not in the list, click the "Refresh drive list" option to make it available.
  • Click the Next button. Click the Finish button. Once you complete the steps, the tool will download the necessary files to create a bootable media, which you can then use to start a computer to install Windows 11.