Windows 11 Clean Installation

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  • Before you begin

    This assistant is for those who wish to:
    • You will need to download the Windows 11 install file and then create a bootable DVD or flash drive.

    Before you begin, check to see if the following conditions apply to you:
    • Visit the IS&T Software Grid and locate Windows 10.
    • Then click Proceed to licensing. Read then click proceed to license agreement.
    • Read then click I agree to and accept the terms aboveResult: The Download Windows Software page opens. Click to download Windows 11 Enterprise DVD image 64-bit (ISO format). Create a bootable DVD or USB Drive with Windows 11.For instruction on how to create a bootable DVD or USB drive for installing Windows see the article How do I create bootable USB drives for ISO files on a Windows machine?
    • Insert the Windows 11 install media (DVD or flash drive).
    After you download the Installation Assistant:
    1. Restart your computer while holding the F12 function key.Result: You will see a list of Boot Options.
    2. Using the arrow keys select either CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive or, USB Storage device. Then press the Enter key.Result: The media will boot into the language confirmation page.
    3. Confirm your language preferences and click Next. Click Install Now. Select Windows 11 Enterprise and then click Next.
    4. Click Accept License Terms and then click Next. Click Custom: Install Windows Only (Advanced). Select the hard drive onto which you would like to install Windows 11.

    Note: Windows 11 Installation Assistant doesn’t run on ARM-based PCs. It’s only supported for PCs using x64 processors. If you need installation media to install Windows 11 on a different PC, see Create Windows 11 Installation Media.