Microsoft finally released Windows 11 for everyone. And this time they have actually made the Windows 11 ISO available on their site. When Windows 10 was released, the ISO files were only available to the MSDN subscribers. You can download Windows 11 ISO and use a tool like Rufus to create a bootble USB pen drive using which you can install Windows 11 on your PC.
Microsoft has also provided a tool using which you can create a bootable media for installing Windows 11. They are also providing a Windows 11 installation assistant which can check your Windows 10 system and tell you if your system can run Windows 11.
Here is how you can download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft:
- Visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 in any web browser. This web page describes three methods of getting Windows 11 – Windows installation assistant, Windows bootable media and the ISO image.
- Scroll down to the third method labeled Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO), select Windows 11 from the drop-down list and click on the Download button.
- Choose a product language from the drop-down list. This is the language in which the Windows installation will be completed. Click on the Confirm button to proceed.
- You will be shown a download link. You can click on the 64-bit Download button to download the ISO using your web browser. You can also right-click on the 64-bit Download button and copy the download link and use it in any download manager such as HTTP Downloader for convenience of the downloading.
The downloaded ISO is 5.1 GB in size so it is going to take some time for the download to complete. Even if you are on a fiber cable internet connection, it is going to take at least 5 minutes for the ISO to be downloaded. The ISO is a multi-edition installation media – it contains multiple editions and you can activate the correct edition by entering the respective product key.