In this article, we explain how to create a bootable USB of Windows 11.
Windows 11 will soon debut for the public. If you are planning to upgrade, might be a good idea to create a bootable Windows 11 USB drive if you intend to install the new operating system on multiple computers. This kind of drive can start Windows 11 from any computer anywhere, anytime.
Alternatively, it fulfills people’s need for bringing their own device. Since almost all computers have a USB slot, bootable USB drives offer high compatibility and portability. Let’s check out various methods to create a bootable Windows 11 USB drive:
AOMEI Partition Assistant (Standard Edition) is efficient disk partition management software compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista. This software also supports resizing of your wipe hard drive, partition, etc.
Note: All data on the USB which you will use will be erased. So, take a backup in advance.
(Here, the Media Creation Tool is available for free download, so click the link there. After downloaded, double click on it (no installation required))
Rufus is a free non-Microsoft tool that lets you create an installation media for installing Windows 11 compatible hardware and software configuration. This utility offers two methods to set up the installation media. One of these methods uses an existing ISO file, whereas another way directly downloads the file from the Microsoft servers.
To create a USB media through an existing Windows 11 ISO file, you need to connect a flash drive with a minimum of 8 GB of space. Now follow these steps:
After these steps, Rufus will set up a USB flash drive ready for installing Windows 11 on your computer.