Microsoft made it easy for us to experience Windows 11 through the Windows Insider Program. You can easily upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 via the Dev channel without having to manually set everything up. In fact, Windows Insider Beta users will now get Windows 11 updates without any problems. But if you are someone who likes to clean install Windows, installing Windows 11 from USB would be a good option. This means you won’t have any temporary or residual files, providing a faster and smoother experience. Therefore, if you want to install Windows 11 from USB, you can follow our step-by-step guide below.

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We will first talk about how to create a bootable Windows 11 USB and then how to install Windows 11 on your PC from scratch.

Creating a Windows 11 Bootable USB

We will use Rufus to create a bootable Windows 11 USB because it is simple to use. The first job is to officially download the Windows 11 ISO file from Microsoft’s website.

You can download the Beta and Dev version right now, and you must be an Insider enrollee to download the file. If you’re not a Windows Insider, it’s fine. You can find alternative download links on Technopat Social:

  • Windows 11 ISO Download
  1. First, plug the USB flash drive into your computer. Next, launch Rufus and it will automatically select the USB device.
  2. Now click “Choose” and choose the Windows 11 ISO image.
    • We recommend that you run Rufus on the computer on which you want to install Windows 11. This allows Rufus to automatically preselect the correct values ​​based on your system configuration.

      When you select the Windows 11 ISO, Rufus will automatically adjust the settings.
    • If you are creating the bootable USB on another computer, we recommend checking the partition scheme of the target machine beforehand.
      1. Press the “Windows + X” keyboard shortcut and open Disk Management.
      2. Here, right click on “Disk 0” and open “Properties”.
      3. Next, switch to “Volumes” and check the Partition style, whether GPT or MBR. For example ours is GPT.
    • Note: As upgrading to Windows 11 requires GPT partition style, you can learn how to convert MBR to GPT disk without data loss from our linked article. Since we will do a zero installation in this guide, you can backup your data and do the formatting on the setup screen.
  3. Rufus “ Disk partition layout”, it will automatically select “GPT”, which is what it should be. MBR is an old technology and has limitations. You should not use it.
  4. Finally, do not change any settings and click “START”. After the flashing is complete, close Rufus and insert the Windows 11 USB stick into the target machine.

Turn On TPM 2.0 Feature

TPM 2.0 is a must for Windows 11 and Microsoft is not going to give up on it. In this context, you need to enable the TPM 2.0 feature to install the operating system. You can use our TPM unlocking guide to turn on TPM 2.0 on both Intel and AMD systems.

Windows 11 Clean Install (Format)

  1. To install Windows 11 from USB, you must restart your computer. You will have to keep pressing the boot key as your PC boots up.

    Note: On ASUS desktop computers, pressing the “F8” key during boot opens the Boot menu. Check out our comprehensive table of BIOS and Boot Menu hotkeys for other laptops and desktops. If your device is not in the list, you can open a topic.

    You can select the Windows 11 USB from the Boot Menu.
  2. After selecting the USB memory containing Windows 11, you will arrive at the Windows 11 installation screen. After selecting the language and region here, follow the Next > Install now steps.
  3. On the next screen, Windows 11 will ask you for a product key. You can also enter your product key later. “ I don’t have a product key”. Windows 11 will be installed as a trial version as it is.
  4. You may then be prompted to select the Windows 11 version. If you are using a Windows-enabled laptop, the version may be selected automatically based on your previous configuration. This is usually the Windows 11 Home Single Language (SL) version.

    You can select the Windows 11 version to install from this screen. Our recommendation is the Home edition.
  5. Click “Custom” now. It allows you to install Windows 11 on a specific drive.
  6. When you come to the disk partitioning page;
    • If you have backed up your files to an external disk, after deleting all partitions, select the resulting disk and Next

      You can start the installation process by saying .

      • If you have trouble erasing the disk, you can use Diskpart tool. Diskpart will also fix the MBR issue.
    • If you want to install without erasing your disk, select the C drive directly (you will guess it by its size) Next you can say. All your files Windows. old folder and you’ll have a clean Windows 11 again.
    • C and D drive

      If you want to create :

      • First delete all partitions.
      • Out of Unallocated Space

        Select and New

        Say . Specify a size for the C drive.

      • Choose the ascending section and say New to it and confirm. That drive will be your D drive.

        Windows 11 Format Screen: You can delete your disk or disks on this screen.
  7. Finally, Windows 11 will be installed on your PC from USB.
  8. After installation, your PC will restart automatically. You will be greeted with the brand new first welcome screen (OOBE) of Windows 11.
  9.  During installation Windows 11 Home, you cannot create an offline account. You must have an active internet connection to sign in to your Microsoft account. Yes, this is one of the ridiculous system requirements that come with Windows 11. However, if you have selected other versions of Windows 11, you can use the offline route: Login Options -> Offline Account -> Limited experience.

    Microsoft Account is now required with Windows 11 Home edition.
  10. Congratulations! Install Windows 11 successfully from the USB drive on your computer. Now try all the new Windows 11 features on your PC. A new centered start menu, redesigned Microsoft Store with Android application support, widgets, new action center, voice typing and much more are available in Windows 11.

After this stage, if you have a problem with Windows 11, you can ask a question in Technopat Social for our experts to answer.

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