Today, I am going to show you how to install Windows 11 onto your computer. Windows 11 is actually the successor to Windows 10, and it is a great operating system. Windows 11 includes several new features and enhancements, including a new Start menu, Task View, virtual desktops, Windows Ink, and Cortana. Windows 11 also includes several security enhancements, including Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP), which is a new security feature that provides advanced protection against sophisticated threats.
So before we begin, I got to tell you guys that I have been using Windows 11 since its release and I think it is great! Windows 11 is a major improvement over Windows 10 and I highly recommend upgrading to Windows 11 if you are running Windows 10. Windows 11 is free and it is available as a free upgrade via Windows Update and Windows 11 Installation Assistant. Windows 11 is also available as a standalone installer, which you can download from the Microsoft website.
However if you are using an older version of Windows, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, I recommend upgrading to Windows 10 first, and then upgrading to Windows 11. The reason for this is fairly straightforward. It is important because otherwise you may run into errors while using Windows.
Windows 11 Requirements
Now, let’s see what are the requirements to install Windows 11. As per Microsoft, To install Windows 11, your device should meet the following minimum system requirements:
– Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
– RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
– Free disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
If your device meets these requirements, you can install Windows 11 by following these steps.
- Go to the Microsoft website and download the Windows 11 installer.
- Run the installer and follow the instructions on screen.
Note: Microsoft recommends that users install the latest version of Windows, as older versions lose some features and may not be compatible with newer hardware.
If you’re using a device without a CD or DVD drive, you can install from a USB flash drive instead, although this will take longer. To install from a USB flash drive:
- Insert your Windows 11 installer USB drive into your device.
- In the ‘What do you want to do?’ menu on the Install Windows screen, select ‘Create installation media for another PC’. Then click Next.
- Select the language, edition and 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows you would like to install and then click Next.
- After that, you can select the USB drive and follow the instructions on screen to install Windows 11. As an alternative method, you also can use Etcher for completing this task.
To install the Enterprise edition of Windows 11, your device must have a Volume Licensing Agreement for Windows 10 with Software Assurance. If you don’t have this agreement, your company can sign up for an Open License Program or MSDN subscription which will provide this option in their purchasing process. Once signed up, installers can be downloaded from the MSDN website. So, I hope this article was helpful to you and if you have any questions, then please post them in the comments below.