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How to Install Windows 11 from USB Step by Step

Updated by Cedric on Aug 11, 2021

Windows 11 has caused quite a stir among tech enthusiasts. It has an attractive interface and a bunch of user-friendly features. If you want to switch to and download Windows 11, you have to ways to make it. One is joining the Windows Insider Preview Build and the other is installing Windows 11 from a bootable USB.

Here's the complete guide on how you can install Windows 11 from USB in 2 ways. And you can also learn how to install Windows 11 by migrating OS to HDD or SSD with simple clicks.

Important
Before creating a bootable drive and installing Windows 11 from USB, you need to make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements of Windows 11.

How to Install Windows 11 from USB with Windows Media Creation Tool  

Windows 11 media creation tool offers you the easiest way to upgrade your current version of Windows to Windows 11. You can also create a Windows 11 bootable ISO drive that allows you to install Windows 11 from USB on any other device.

Requirements:

  • Adequate space on your computer to install the new Windows system
  • A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or a blank DVD (and DVD burner) for creating media

1. Create a Windows 11 Installation Bootable USB

Step 1. Download Windows 11 Media Creation Tool exclusively from Microsoft.

download Windows 11 installation media

Step 2. On the What do you want to do screen, select "Create installation media for another PC", and then select "Next".

create bootable USB

Step 3. Choose the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit) for Windows 11.  

Step 4. Select media tool you want to use, USB flash drive, or ISO file.

  • USB flash drive - Make sure the USB drive you connected to the computer has at least 8GB of storage. Then, the Media Creator Tool will start downloading Windows 11 and automatically burn it to a USB flash.
  • ISO file - An ISO file will be saved to your PC, which you can use to create a DVD. After the ISO file is downloaded, find it and use the Windows Disk Image Burner to create an installation DVD with simple steps.

2. Install Windows 11 from the Bootable USB Drive 

Once you have created the bootable USB drive of Windows 11, connect the USB drive to the computer which you want to upgrade to Windows 11.  

Before you can install Windows 11. You need to enable Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 from the BIOS Settings.

Step 1. Restart the computer and boot it from USB. You need to press a key (such as F2, F12, Delete, or Esc) immediately after you turn on the computer to open the boot menu and change the boot order.

change boot order in BIOS

Step 2. Complete the Windows 11 installation by following the on-screen wizard. Enter your Windows 11 license key when a pop-up appears for a product key during installation.

How to Install Windows 11 from USB with EaseUS Win11Builder

Except for install Windows 11 from Microsoft's official website, you can also use EaseUS Win11Builder to download Windows 11 ISO file and create a bootable USB drive to install Windows 11. Download and try it for free!

Step 1. DOWNLOAD EaseUS Win11builder on your computer. It's a free Windows 11 iso downloader that helps you download the latest Windows 11 operating system (Current OS build:  ).

Step 2. Launch the Win11builder after installation. The obtained system information is available on the home screen, and it keeps updating all the time. Apart from Windows 11, Win11builder also supports you to download Windows 10/8.1.

Step 3. Connect your USB flash drive to the computer. Win11builder will automatically detect your USB device, so all you need to do is click the Create button.

win11builder step 1

Step 4. The software will empty your USB drive data if it's a used one. Once the downloading process begins, wait there until it finished or leave for a while to do you own job.

win11builder step 2

Step 5. After successfully downloading the Windows 11 iso image file on the USB drive, start to install Windows 11 from the bootable USB drive on your computer by following the installation wizard step by step.

How to Install Windows 11 on SSD/HDD by Migrating OS Without Downloading  

If you have installed Windows 11 on an HDD, but want to upgrade your system disk to SSD or to a larger HDD to speed up your computer, how do you install Windows 11 on the new disk? In this case, there is no need for you to install Windows 11 from USB again. You just need to use special Windows disk management software to migrate Win11 to the new disk without reinstalling.  

EaseUS Partition Master, a renowned Windows disk management tool, enables you to migrate OS to SSD or HDD in a few clicks.

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Key features of EaseUS Partition Master:

  • Resize/move, merge, clone partition, and check file system error.
  • Convert to GPT/MBR, convert to dynamic/basic, and even wipe data.
  • Format and wipe data on partiion/disk. 

Note: The operation of migrating OS to SSD or HDD will delete and remove existing partitions and data on your target disk when there is not enough unallocated space on the target disk. If you saved important data there, back up them to an external hard drive in advance.

Step 1. Select "Migrate OS" from the top menu. Select the SSD or HDD as the destination disk and click "Next".

select migrate os

Step 2. Click "Continue" after check warning message. The data and partitions on the target disk will be deleted. Make sure that you've backed up important data in advance. If not, do it now.

select the destination disk

Step 3. Preview the layout of your target disk. You can also click the disk layout options to customize the layout of your target disk as you want. Then click "Proceed" to start migrating your OS to a new disk

preview the lay out

After OS mirgation, you need to enter the BIOS to set the cloned SSD or HDD as the boot drive to start Windows 11 from.

Concluding Words

How to install Windows 11 from a USB bootable drive? Or how to make a Windows 11 bootable drive? It's easy to do as long as you read and follow the instructions from this guide. You can install Windows 11 from USB by using the Windows installation media or a specialized Windows 11 bootable drive maker.

To migrate Windows 11 to SSD or HDD, take EaseUS Partition Master for help. It allows you to install Windows 11 without downloading. Apply this partitioning tool to manage and take full advantage of your disk.  

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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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