How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive: Easy Guide.

Windows 11 is the latest operating system launched by Microsoft, it is released on 5 october 2021 ,there are many new features upgraded from windows 10.

I recently installed windows 11 to my PC from a bootable pendrive for free, here i am gonna share my experience that how I completed the process to create bootable windows 11 USB drive and what differences i have noticed in between both windows 10,11

How to download Windows 11

Step 1

To download and create bootable drive for windows 11 you need a pendrive of minimum of 8GB storage ,

Go to microsoft’s official site and select the download file and hit the download button.

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive
After that you need to select the language of windows and click ‘Confirm’ button,
How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

After that select ‘64-bit Download’ Button and your download will start and the link will be active for 24 Hours

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Now you have everything to create a bootable drive: the windows 11 ISO and a Thumb Drive .

Step 2 : Download Utility software ‘Rufus’.

Now we are in the stage to create a bootable drive , for that you need to download a software called Rufus , just download the latest version 

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Step 3 Insert the USB Drive

Now you need to insert the USB thumb drive to the PC which you want to create a bootable drive.

 Now open the software from the download section ‘Click Run as Administrator’ then a window will pop-up like this.

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Step 4 Rufus Settings

The user interface of Rufus is very simple , first you select the device that is your pen drive, generally it detects automatically but if not, do it manually.

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive
Then click on select button to add the ISO file to the Rufus
How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Then the main part comes in the setting up of rufus that is selecting the partition scheme , you check it very easily that your PC is running on GPT or MBR scheme ,for that just open the ‘Disk Management’ wizard from control panel

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Simply ‘Right Click’ on the drive where you want to install the windows 11 and select the Properties option , a pop up window will appear then go to ‘Volumes’ ,here you can see the current partition scheme of your PC

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Now get back to Rufus, and select the Partition scheme , In my case it is GPT , and select the ‘File System’ as NTFS

How to create bootable windows 11 USB drive

Just hit the start button, your bootable drive will be ready within a few minutes .

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