This assistant is for those who wish to:
- 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.
Before you begin, check to see if the following conditions apply to you:
- 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.
After you download the Installation Assistant:
- The Media Creation Tool is the easiest method to create a bootable media to upgrade or clean install Windows 11.
- 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.
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.