On June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced Windows 11. Currently, Windows users can upgrade their computers to the stable build of Windows 11. After the announcement that “Windows 10 is going to be the latest version of Windows” – Microsoft strangely appeared with Windows 11. And in this post we will know the ways to install Windows 11.
There are some specific system requirements for installing Windows 11. However, even without these, the method of installing Windows 11 on the computer is provided by Microsoft itself. That means Windows 11 can be installed on almost any computer.
Download Windows 11
If you already see the Windows 11 update in the “Windows Update” section of your PC, you won’t need to download Windows 11. However, since Microsoft rolled out Windows updates quite slowly, it may take a long time for Windows 11 updates to reach all computers.
Microsoft has a separate page titled “Download Windows 11” for manually downloading Windows 11. Windows 11 can be downloaded from this page in multiple ways.
First of all, you can download Windows 11 Installation Assistant and install Windows 11 through it. There are also Windows 11 installation options for installing Windows 11 using USB or DVD. And Windows 11 disk image (ISO file) can be downloaded and Windows 11 setup can be given.
In other words, Microsoft has several effective ways to download and install Windows 11 on a computer. Any user can easily install Windows 11 in the way of his choice. Be sure to back up useful files before setting up Windows 11.
New features of Windows 11
A number of new features have been added to the new Start menu in Windows 11. An interesting widget has been added to Windows 11. In addition, the improved gaming experience will be available from Windows 11.
Windows 11’s default taskbar and start menu are now in the middle of the screen, everyone knows this news. There is also a new split window view in Windows 11. There are separate desktop setup options for different uses. All the features of Windows 11 have been discussed in detail in Goriber.tech’s dedicated post.
Price of Windows 11
Those who are already using Windows 10 will be able to update to Windows 11 for free. However, all computer users can install Windows 11 for free.
Microsoft has made it possible for anyone to download and install the original copy of Windows 11 for free by giving the opportunity to download the ISO file of Windows 11 for free. However, in order to enjoy the full benefits of Windows 11, you need to fully activate the license key later.
Windows 11 system requirements
There are some minimum system requirements for installing Windows 11. The minimum system requirement for Windows 11 is:
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster with at least two cores and 64-bit supported processor
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 64 GB
- System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot Capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
- Graphics card: Direct X12 or updated version, with WDDM 2.0 driver
- Display: 720p, 8-bit per color channel, at least 9 inches in size
- Internet connection: In case of setup for the first time after installing Windows 11, you must have internet connection.
Will your PC run Windows 11?
We know what system requirements are necessary to support Windows 11. However, there is no need to match line by line requirements. You can easily find out if you can install Windows 11 on your computer by using Microsoft’s PC Health Check app.
If Microsoft’s PC Health Checker says that Windows 11 won’t run on your PC, there’s nothing to be disappointed about. Windows 11 can be installed on any Windows 10 powered PC through a Windows 11 strategy. Keep reading this post for details.
Ways to Install Windows 11
Microsoft has given the opportunity to install Windows 11 in multiple ways. If your computer passes the aforementioned Windows 11 support check, you can easily install Windows 11. (There are alternatives if you don’t pass. No worries.)
Let’s find out how to install Windows on a Windows 11 supported computer.
Method 1: Using Windows Installation Assistant
You can upgrade to Windows 11 from the current Windows version installed on your PC. First, enter the Windows 11 Download website and download the Installation Assistant by pressing the Download Now button under Windows 11 Installation Assistant.
After downloading, open Installation Assistant and install Windows 11 as shown on the screen. It is a very simple process.
Method 2: Using DVD or USB (pen drive)
To create a boot file to install Windows 11 on a computer, first enter the Windows 11 download website and download the tool you need to install Windows 11 using the Download Now button below Create Windows 11 Installation Media.
This tool can be used to create a bootable copy of Windows 11 on a blank DVD or USB drive (pen drive). The USB drive will need to have at least 8GB of storage to complete this process.
After creating a bootable USB or DVD using the Media Creation tool as shown on the screen, insert the USB drive or DVD into the computer on which you want to install Windows 11 and restart the device.
Then when the manufacturer’s logo appears on the computer, press the F12 key or F2 key on the keyboard to enter the boot menu. Note that the ways for accessing the boot menu vary from PC / motherboard company. When the computer is turned on, enter the boot menu according to the instructions displayed on the screen.
After the boot menu appears, select the option to boot from the USB drive or DVD (which you created). Then Windows 11 Installer will appear. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows 11 install.
Ways to install Windows 11 on unsupported or older computers
If you want to check if your computer supports Windows 11, then you should see the text “This PC does not currently meet Windows 11 system requirements” or “The processor is not currently supported for Windows 11”. That’s mean it’s standard system requirement is missing on your PC. However, you can still install Windows 11 in a special way.
Note: Microsoft does not suggest this method. However, if you follow it, you have to do it at your own risk. And if you install it in this way, you may not get the security and feature updates of Windows 11 in the future. You may not get some of the benefits of Windows 11 properly.
You can easily install Windows 11 by editing the Windows registry on unsupported computers. Let’s find out how to install Windows 11 on an unsupported computer in three steps.
Step 1 – Download Windows 11 ISO
After entering the Windows 11 download website, select Windows 11 from the dropdown menu under Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) and click the Download button. Then select the product language and click on Confirm and then click on 64-bit Download.
Then the 5.1 GB ISO file will be downloaded. As the file is being downloaded, we have not set the required settings.
Step 2 – Edit the Windows registry of current PC
You need to do the above mentioned strategy by editing the registry of the Windows setup that is currently given on your PC. To do this, click on the Windows Start menu, type regedit and open Registry Editor. Then enter Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ Setup \ MoSetup by copying-pasting or navigating this address.
You can also follow this serial and enter the same address by selecting the options shown on the right side of the screen: Computer> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM> Setup> MoSetup.
Then click the right mouse button on the left panel, select New and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then type “AllowUpgradesWithUnsupportedTPMOrCPU” in the Value Name box and type 1 in the Value Data box and press OK and close the Registry Editor. See screenshot above.
Step 3 – Setup Windows 11
After downloading the IASO file, right-click on the file and select Open with Windows Explorer. You do not have to create a USB stick or DVD. If you open the Windows 11 ISO file with the help of Windows Explorer, the file will open as a virtual disk. Then open the Windows 11 setup file by double clicking and start the installation process.
If the change to Registry Editor is successful, you will receive a warning message instead of a rejection message when installing Windows 11. Then you can easily enter the process of installing Windows 11 by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
Are you using Windows 11? Let us know your experience in the comments!