Finally, the wait is over and now you can Download and Install Windows 11 on your pc. Windows 11 is the latest version of the Windows NT Operating System developed by Microsoft that was announced on June 24, 2021, and recently released on October 5, 2021. Microsoft also added that Windows 11 would have improved performance and be much easier to use. There are 3 simple ways to get windows 11.
So, I will guide you step by step that how to download and install windows 11 on your pc, And what are the minimum system requirements for windows 11 to run smoothly. Before you start downloading process, Just make sure that all your personal data is secure, And your pc meets the minimum system requirement of Windows 11 mentioned below;
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
- PROCESSOR: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster dual-core on a compatible 64bit processor (MINIMUM).
- MEMORY (RAM): 4GB ( MINIMUM ).
- INTERNAL STORAGE: 64 GB (MINIMUM).
- SYSTEM FIRMWARE: UEFI.
- GRAPHICS CARDS: Directx12 with WDDM 2.0 driver (MINIMUM).
- DISPLAY: Greater than 9″ diagonally, With the resolution power of minimum (720p), Having 8 bits per color channel.
- TPM: Trusted platform module.
HOW TO GET WINDOWS 11 FROM WINDOWS INSIDER PROGRAM (RECOMMENDED)
The great thing about the insider program is that a person having an account linked with the insider program can easily access the windows new builds or updates before the person who didn’t create an account on the insider program.
For example, Microsoft is about to launch all android apps in the Microsoft store within 2022, So you will be able to enjoy these updates before anyone else.
1. Join Windows Insider Program
Go to the Settings app and click on ‘Update & Security, then click on ‘Windows Insider Program
In the ‘Windows Insider Program’ window, click on ‘Get started.
Then from the window that appears, click on ‘Link an account and pick your Microsoft Account and then simply click on ‘Continue’.
once you have done your signing up procedure, Then you will have another pop up in which you will be asked to restart your pc before you confirm just make sure that you have saved all your personal data
3. Install Windows 11 Insider Preview build
Once you have restarted your pc, Go to the search bar in the taskbar of your windows 10 and search “Windows Update”. We can also open it by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. In the window that appears, click on ‘Check for updates. The Windows 11 Insider Preview build should appear, and you can download and install it.
HOW TO TRANSFER WINDOWS 11 FROM ANOTHER PC USING USB OR DVD
If you want to transfer Windows 11 from one Pc to another, Then simply select ‘Download now’ below the ‘Create Windows 11 Installation Media’ section.
This will download a tool that will format a USB drive or DVD whatever you are using, Install a bootable version of Windows 11 installation media. You’ll need a USB drive with at least 8GB of storage.
Follow all the steps one-by-one given in “MEDIA CREATION TOOL”, Once you are done with it, Insert that device into your pc in which you want to transfer windows 11 and then restart that pc. You may need to get the PC to boot from the USB or DVD you have inserted. To do this, when your pc manufacturer logo comes on the screen, press F12 or F2 (this varies by manufacturer) to open the boot menu.
This is where you will tell the computer to go ahead and boot the pc from your install disk, rather than loading Windows. When the boot menu pops up, Then simply select that you would like to boot the pc from USB or DVD, Then press enter. Now, The Windows 11 installer will load up, and you will be on your way to that fresh install.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 11 FROM AN ISO FILE
You know that most of us will upgrade from windows 10 to windows 11, But in case someone has windows 8 or older. Wants to download and install windows 11 then what should he do? Yes, You are right, By using the ISO file.
NOTE: Before we continue with this method, You should also keep in mind that windows have also mentioned that the unsupported PCs will not be able to receive the update notifications, Even important security or drivers may not get up to date.
If you are still willing to use this method, “Then Follow our step-by-step guide below”:
By using ISO File you can “Download and Install Windows 11″ on almost every PC. But before getting started you check that your PC meets the minimum system requirements. Now you know that your PC can handle the new OS(Operating System).
• Sign-UP For Windows Insider Program
Firstly, you will have to Sign-up for the Windows Insider Program for free.
• Find Windows 11 Preview Page
After Signing-up, Go to the “Windows 11 Preview Download Page” and then scroll until you find the “Select Edition” section.
• Select An Edition
You will most likely be choosing between the Windows 11 Insider Preview (Dev Channel) or (Beta Channel). For the latest features that may need some testing download Dev Channel, But if you want a more smooth experience,
Then Beta Channel will be offering you slightly more polished versions of features. Once you have settled on an edition you have to confirm it using the button just below. You will then need to select your language in the same way.
• Download Edition
Now, simply download your Windows 11 ISO File to your PC.
• Install Windows 11 ISO File
Finally, You have Downloaded Windows 11 ISO File, And now you will definitely be waiting to know, How will you install Windows 11. To do that you will have to create a bootable Windows 11 install disk that will require an empty USB Flash drive with an empty space of a minimum of 8GB.
Connect your drive with your computer, Make sure that you have a backup of all the important data, Open Disk Management by searching it in the Windows search bar.
c Find your USB stick and delete all partitions by right-clicking on them and then selecting ‘Delete Volume’.
Now with all that unallocated space, right-click on it and select ‘New Simple Volume’. Name it whatever you want but make sure it is a 1GB partition with File system setting FAT32. Now, Create a second partition but instead format it as File system NTFS.
• Add ISO Files
Now back to the folder where your Windows 11 ISO file is located, right-click it, and select mount. This should open the ISO file like a folder so you can browse its files.
Copy those files, Except the sources folder to the FAT32 partition of the USB drive. For the sources folder, you will have to create a new empty ‘sources’ folder in the FAT32 partition then copy only the boot.wim file from the original into it.
Now, Copy all of the files again in the Windows 11 ISO (both those you did and didn’t copy before) into the NTFS partition of the USB.
• Install Windows 11
Now with that sorted, you will have to boot your target PC using the USB drive. Follow the steps from our guide until you can choose the type of installation you want. Here you need to select Custom installation then choose the USB stick,
Where do you want to install Windows from? After this, keep following the steps onscreen and you will have installed Windows 11 from an ISO on your PC.