The best way to create Windows 11 is through a bootable USB drive. A flash drive, Microsoft’s free download, and a Windows PC make it easy to make one. (Who wants to burn a DVD?)
What You’ll Need To create bootable windows 11 usb
It would help if you had a PC with Windows 10 or 11 and a USB drive with a capacity of at least eight gigabytes to use the Media Creation Tool. Solid-state drives (SSD) or hard disk drives (HDD) can also be used.
Make sure your PC can run Windows 11 before you try to use the bootable drive. Unless it can, you will need to read about installing Windows 11 on an unsupported PC.
Creating a Bootable USB Drive
The Microsoft website offers an application to create a bootable Windows 11 USB drive automatically. Click “Download Now” under “Create Windows 11 Installation Media.” Scroll down until you see that section.
You can open your browser’s downloads menu by pressing Ctrl+J after it has finished downloading. It may be a little different in your browser, but you need to find a file named “MediaCreationToolW11.exe.” Click on it to begin the installation.
You can accept the terms and conditions on the first page by clicking “Accept.”
Select a language by clicking “and selecting a language. If you wish to install Windows 11 in a different language, select “Use the recommended options for this computer” and choose a language. Click “Next.” otherwise.
Click “Next” after ensuring “USB Flash Drive” is selected.
The Windows Media Creation Tool will erase everything on the USB drive you choose. Before proceeding, make sure there is nothing of importance on the drive.
Click “Next” after selecting your USB drive.
Wait a minute. Microsoft’s servers will download Windows 11 from the Media Creation Tool. If your internet speed is slow, it may take a while. Then click “Finish.”
Eject the drive safely by clicking the small USB icon on your taskbar and then by clicking the drive’s name.
You have now created a bootable USB drive for Windows 11. Windows 11 can be installed by itself or with a Linux dual boot setup by changing the PC’s boot order in the BIOS.