It’s been a while since Microsoft officially announced Windows 11. And, today on 5th October, Microsoft released Windows 11 stable build for the general public. Yes, beta and dev build was available already for Windows Insider users. But, if you were waiting for Windows 11 stable build, then now it’s time to upgrade your Windows 10 PC. Before you start downloading Windows 11 ISO or start creating installation media. First, make sure that your Windows 10 PC/laptop does support Windows 11. Else, you will get errors like, This PC can’t run Windows 11.
I suggest you install the PC health Check app, to find out that your PC does meet Windows 11 requirements or not. Or, you can read my article on “This PC can’t run Windows 11“. Once, your PC meets Windows 11 requirements. You can download Windows 11 stable ISO file and clean install Windows.
Upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 – Download Windows 11 ISO
There are basically three ways to install Windows 11 on Windows 10 PC. And, in this article, you will get to know about all three. Without further delay, let’s get started. You can download Windows 11 Installation Assistant, Windows 11 ISO and Windows 11 Media creation tool from the below download link.
Note: If your Windows 10 PC is upgradable to Windows 11, then you will get the update notification. Or, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to check for updates.
Windows 11 Installation Assistant
To upgrade a Windows 10 PC to Windows 11, you can simply download Windows 11 Installation Assistant. You don’t even have to create a bootable USB Drive. Simply download and install this tool, and it helps you with the installation.
The installation process is very simple.
First download Windows 11 Installation Assistant from the above download Windows 11 link.
After that, Run Installation Assistant with administrator privileges.
Once, the tool will confirm that your hardware is compatible with Windows 11. License terms will get presented, Select Accept and Install.
Once the tool download Windows 11 and get ready, click on restart now button to complete installation.
Your PC might restart a few times during the installation process. So, don’t turn off your computer.
Use Windows 11 Media Creation Tool
If you want to clean install Windows 11, then you can download the media creation tool to Create Windows 11 Installation Media. With a media creation tool, you can create a bootable USB or DVD. Or, even you can download Windows 11 stable ISO file.
First, download the media creation tool setup file, from the “Create Windows 11 Installation Media” section.
Plug a USB Drive into your Computer. Make sure the USB Drive you are using has at least 16GB of storage. Also, make sure there isn’t any important data in USB Drive.
Now, run the “MediaCreationToolW11” setup file as administrator.
Wait for few seconds and Windows 11 License Terms will appear. Click on next.
On the next Window, the media creation tool will ask you to select the language and edition of Windows 11. Make sure “use this recommended options for PC” is selected. And, click on next.
Next, it will ask you to select between USB Flash Drive and ISO File. If you want you can download the ISO file and burn it later into DVD. Or, just select the USB flash drive option and click on next.
In the next window, select a USB drive if multiple USB drives are connected to the PC. Else, simply click on next.
That’s it, Media Creation tool will now download and create Windows 11 bootable USB.
9. Don’t interrupt the process. The Media Creation tool will tell you when the process gets completed. Your USB flash drive is ready message will appear.
10. Click on Finish. And, wait for setup to auto-close.
Download the Latest Windows 11 ISO File
If you want to use third-party tools like Rufus to create a custom bootable USB Drive. Then, you can download Windows 11 ISO file. Downloading Windows 11 ISO file is quite simple.
Open download Windows 11 link mentioned above in the article. Scroll down and go to the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” section.
Select “Windows 11” from the Select Download section. Click on Download.
After that, from the Select the product language section, choose your preferred language. And, click on Confirm.
That’s it, you will now get Windows 11 64 bit ISO file link. Click on the “64-bit download” option.
And, a prompt will appear to save ISO. Select a location on your computer and click on save.