How to Download and Install Windows 11?

Recently, Microsoft released news about Windows 11. Many are curious to the new feature of Windows 11. Since rumors are that the official version of Windows 11 will be released on October, 2021, many users want to have a try in advance. But they don’t know how to download and install Windows 11 system. Here, we’d like to introduce two methods for you.


Option 1 Update Windows 10/8/7 to Windows 11.

Option 2 Download Windows 11 ISO file.


Now, let’s learn more about above two methods step by step.


Option 1 Update Windows 10/8/7 to Windows 11

Before starting, you should make sure your PC meets the following minimum system requirements of Windows 11.

RAM: At least 4GB

Disk Storage: Over 64GB

Processor: 1 GHz or faster, compatible 64-bit processor or SoC with two or more cores

System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable

Graphics Card: WDDM 2.0 driver with DirectX 12

Display: High-definition 720p display with at least 9-inch diagonal, 8-bit per color channel.


Step 1 Join the Windows Insider Program


If your device meets the requirements, you can go into next step. In order to join Windows Insider Program, you need register for the Windows Insider Program. First of all, you should prepare a Microsoft account. If you don’t have, go to the Microsoft Account page to create one.

After that, browse Windows Insider page and click on Register to sign in with your Microsoft account.

Register windows 11 insider program


Step 2 Choose the Dev Channel

Then, open up the Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program and then click on Get Started.

Get start Windows Insider Program

Next, click Link an account to choose one account you want to link and click on Continue.

Link an account for Windows 11

At present, the Windows 11 Insider is only available to people who use Dev Channel. So, you can get early versions of Windows 11 by choosing Dev Channel in the Pick your Insider settings.

Choose dev channel

Before you move on, make sure you really want to try the new Windows 11; otherwise, you can stop now. If you are sure to go on, click on Confirm in the next window.

Confirm dev channel for Windows 11

Step 3 Download and Install the Windows 11 Insider Preview build

After restarting your PC, search for Windows Update or open up Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click on Check for updates to allow the Windows 11 updates downloaded and installed.

Install windows 11

Once done, you are required to Restart now, click on it and then you can boot up into Windows 11.

Restart now to boot windows 11

Option 2 Download and Install Windows 11 ISO file

In addition to the methods listed above, there is another method can help you download and install Windows 11 from scratch. Especially, if you want to install Windows 11 on a new device without installed OS, you can run Windows 11 from a USB driver. Let’s go over it step-by-step.

Step 1 Download Windows 11 ISO

Firstly, browse the official website and click Learn more button, Select Windows 11 under Select edition at the end of the page to download Windows 11 ISO file and save it on your device. Make sure you have registered Windows Insider Program and choose Dev Channel. If not, please follow the step 1 and step 2 above.

Step 2 Create an install disk

After downloading the ISO file, you need create a Windows 11 bootable USB or DVD.

For USB, connect a USB drive with 16 GB space. Pay attention to back up you data in the drive, for all data on this drive will be removed. Then launch Rufus to configure the options. Make sure that your drive is selected under device. Then, click on create a bootable disk using with selected ISO and then hit on start. And then, waiting for 10 minutes.

Rufus windows 11 ISO

For DVD, launch program ImgBurn, select write image file to disc, choose your ISO file under source header and select your DVD drive as the destination.

Burn windows 11 iso

Then, click the burn image to burn. It will take a while to finish.

Step 3 Install Windows 11 via USB or DVD

Insert your USB or DVD on the computer you want to run Windows 11. Press F12 or F2 to go into the boot menu. Select your USB or DVD to boot when the boot menu appears and then hit enter. Now, it’s almost done. But there are still more important steps. After loading the windows 11 installer, set your language and click the Next. Then, hit on Install Now. Windows may restart many times and finally guide you complete your install of Windows 11.

Boot menu

At this moment, you finally can run the Windows 11 on your device and fully enjoy the new features.