Windows 11 is available for users now, and it is basically a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. The new OS is an improved version of the previous version and consists of a better UI. The latest version of Windows is slowly being introduced to compatible devices but with us, you can skip the long waiting time. In this article, we have brought a guide following which you can install Windows 11 using ISO or media creation tool.
Irrespective of your current version of Windows, you can easily download the stable version of Windows 11 on your PC. Once you possess Windows 11 ISO, it is not much of a task to go ahead with the installation process. So without any further ado, let’s check out how to install Windows 11 on your PC right now.
Prerequisites to Download Windows 11
Before we proceed with the process of sideloading Windows 11, there are certain prerequisites that you must meet. Check out the list given below.
- A Microsoft account
- We recommend you to take a backup of your device.
- Arrange enough storage on your device to install Windows 11.
- PC with a 64-bit CPU.
- The languages you have on your PC will remain the same during Windows 11 installing process. Hence, choose carefully.
Now, let’s proceed to install Windows 11. However, we must bring it to your notice that if you wish to upgrade from an unlicensed Windows 10, then you have to use the bootable USB Drive method. One can also opt bootable method if you have PC compatibility issues.
How to Install Windows 11 Using Media Creation Tool
- Download the Windows 11 ISO using the media creation tool or you can also download it directly from the Microsoft.
- Once you have downloaded the ISO file, let’s begin the installation process.
- Next, you have to right-click on the downloaded ISO and select Mount from the context menu.
- Now, the system will create a virtual drive by itself that can be accessed from the File Manager itself.
- In this step, you have to open the mounted ISO file.
- Now, click on the setup.exe file to initiate the setup process.
- A screen will appear before you saying that the process has begun.
- The setup will now seek permission to go online in order to check for any updates if need before the installation. Here you have to click the Next button.
- Once you click the “Next” button, it will check for updates if any, and download them.
- Now that you are done with the updates, the setup will now ask to restart at a later time.
- Here you will see certain various licenses and terms, so you must agree to the terms to proceed further.
- The setup will now ensure that your system is ready for the Windows 11 Installation.
Insight if upgrading from a Windows 10:
The entire process will take around one and a half hours.
- An all-new out-of-the-box experience setup screen will appear before you.
- The updated setup is comparatively brighter and consists of attractive icons.
- Now, you will have the liberty to choose your input, region, language, and other basic one-time setup options.
- To access various other features of the system, you will need to sign in with a Microsoft account.
- You will also get the opportunity to choose the purpose of the system. You can choose the option ranging from gaming to office. The last finish will take a couple of minutes. Once you are done, enjoy your Windows 11.
Insight if upgrading from Windows 11:
Here, the setup will begin installing updates. The system will restart a few times. Once you are done setting up the system, you will be taken to the desktop of Windows 11. The entire process will take around 50 minutes. The stable update of the Windows 11 build is the same as the build that was released on the 16th of September to Insider Channel. The build number is 22000.194.