To install Windows 11 on your computer, you need to burn the disk image to a flash drive. For Windows 11, there is no official utility such as Media Creation Tool for Windows 10, with which you could create a bootable flash drive. Therefore, you need to use third-party programs to create a Bootable Windows 11.
This article will tell you how to Create a Bootable Windows 11 using the popular free program Rufus.
Why Do I Need a Bootable Windows 11?
Windows 10 is the most widely used operating system by users. However, with the new Windows 11 coming out, people are looking for a way to create a bootable USB drive for it. But why would you need to create a bootable USB drive?
There are many reasons why someone might want to create a bootable Windows 11 device. One reason might be if your computer doesn’t have an optical disk drive and you need to install Windows 11 from scratch. Another reason might be that you’re trying to install Windows 11 on multiple devices from one USB drive.
There is also the possibility of upgrading an older Windows version like 8 or 7 to Windows 11. You can convert your old OS into a bootable USB device to work on newer hardware configurations without any hustle.
Create a Bootable Windows 11 with Rufus
1. Choose an ISO image (Windows 11) and download it on your computer
It is important to download the ISO file from a reputable source. The best place to download ISO files is from the official website of Linux or Microsoft. Currently, the Windows 11 ISO file is not available on the official Microsoft website.
2. Use Rufus to create the bootable Windows 11
Rufus is a utility for creating bootable USBs. It is beneficial for situations where you want to install an operating system to something like a flash drive or SD card.
To use Rufus, download it and run the executable file. The interface should be self-explanatory, but we will go through the steps anyway.
To burn Windows 11 to a flash drive, you will need a Windows 11 ISO file (download here) and the Rufus program itself. You can download the Rufus program on the official website. This is a free program that does not require installation and is ready to use immediately after downloading.
After running the Rufus program, you need to select the flash drive you want to write Windows 11. To do this, at the very top of the window, there is a drop-down list with available devices. If only one flash drive is connected to the computer, then here it will already be selected.
Next, you need to select an ISO image with Windows 11, which you want to write to a flash drive. To do this, click on the “Select” button and select the desired iso-file.
After selecting the ISO image, you need to check the parameters “Partition Scheme” and “Target System.” “GPT” and “UEFI (non-CSM)” should be listed here.
The rest of the settings can be left by default. To start creating a bootable flash drive with Windows 11, you need to click on the “Start” button.
After that, a warning will appear about deleting all data from the flash drive. To continue, click the OK button.
Then the installation of Windows 11 on a flash drive will begin. This process will take a few minutes.
After the recording process is complete, you can close the Rufus program, the bootable flash drive with Windows 11 is ready.
Conclusion: Bootable Windows 11
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