Microsoft launched Windows 11 in October last year. The new version always comes with enhanced security, cool features, and extra performance. You may be wondering about how to install Windows 11 on your PC.
In this article, you will know every that you need to know for installing Windows 11.
Minimum hardware requirement
Every operating system needs to have a certain level of hardware that it can run upon. You can run Windows 11 on even a very old PC, but still, you should look at the Minimum requirements at least once.
- CPU: a 1 GHz or faster dual-core or higher processor on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 64 GB
- Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
- Display: A display 9 inches or larger, with a resolution of 720p or higher
- Pendrive – You will need this to create a bootable Windows USB drive.
- Internet – This will be required to download the ISO file of Windows 11.
- A running computer – You will create a bootable Pendrive using a computer.
How to install Windows 11?
Download ISO file
Go to the official website of Microsoft to download an ISO image of Windows 11.
Create a bootable drive
There are various softwares that you use to make a bootable drive. One of the famous ones is Rufus, you can download it from the internet very easily. After downloading Rufus, select the ISO image, plug in your USB drive, and convert it into a bootable drive.
Your PC always boots into your Hard Drive. That’s why you see your Windows every time you open your computer. It means that HDD is the default booting device. But this time we have to boot from your Pendrive to install Windows.
For that, you will need to switch off your pc then restart while pressing your boot key. Every manufacturer has a different boot key that they use. You can check out the key for your manufacturer from this list.
- Acer and Asus: F2 or Del
- Dell: F2 or F12
- HP: ESC or F10
- Lenovo: F1, F2, or Fn + F2
- Lenovo ThinkPads: Enter + F1.
- MSI: DEL
- Microsoft Surface Tablets: Press and hold the volume-up button.
- Samsung and Toshiba: F2
- Sony: F1, F2, or F3
Once you get into boot mode, you will see something called Boot Options or Boot Order. In this, you will see your USB stick down in the list. Make it your first preference, so when you start your device, it will automatically read your USB first.
So after setting the right preference, restart your PC and your Windows 11 installation will start. Install it like you install any other software on your PC.