How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Drive

Zarmeen Shahzad
Create Windows 11 Bootable USB Drive

Are you trying to install Windows 11 on your current systems? First, make sure that your system meets the requirements for Windows 11, and then use a bootable USB drive to install the new OS. This tutorial will show you how to create a bootable Windows 11 USB drive. The process is very simple; all you have to do is follow the steps given in this post.

Create Bootable Windows 11 USB Drive

First, you need to make sure that you have a USB drive that is 8GB or larger. If you don't have a USB, you can use an external solid-state drive (SSD) or an external hard disk (HDD) for the same purpose. After arranging the drive, follow the steps below:

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Step-1: Follow this link to open the official Installation media by Microsoft.

Step-2: Scroll down and select Download Now under Create Windows 11 Installation Media.

Create Windows 11 Bootable USB Drive

Step-3: Once the download is complete, open the exe file.

Step-4: You will be asked, do you want to allow this app to make changes to this device? Select Yes.

Step-5: Select Accept under the terms & conditions page.

Media Creation Tool

Step-6: The next page includes options like selecting a different language. If you wish to change these settings, uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC option. If you wish to continue with the default provided, leave this box checked, select Next, and continue to the next page.

Windows 11 Setup

Step-7: Select the USB flash drive option and select Next.

Create Windows 11 Bootable USB Drive

Step-8: Select the drive you want and click Next.

Set media

Step-9: You will have to wait while the Media Creation Tool downloads Windows 11 from Microsoft's servers. This process can take a while, depending on your internet connection. In my case, it took a few hours, but it won't take that long if you have a strong internet connection. Once the process is complete, select Finish.

You now have a bootable Windows 11 USB that you can use to install Windows 11 on any system that you want.

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