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How to Download Windows 11 ISO File and Install Windows 11 Now

Can I download Windows 11 ISO file 64 bit or 32 bit? Here are detailed guides about how to download Windows 11 ISO file. You can also learn how to install Windows 11 with ISO file step by step.  

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Want to download Windows 11 ISO file for new OS installation but don't know how to make it? Then you come to the right place. Here, we will show you how to get Windows 11 ISO image for free. Besides, a complete Windows 11 setup guide by using the ISO file is also available.

At the end of the article, we offer another approach to help you install Windows 11 without downloading ISO disc image. Read in-depth.

How to Download Windows 11 ISO File 32/64 Bit for Free

Microsoft offers different options for installing Windows 11, such as using Windows 11 Installation Assistant, Create Windows 11 Installation Media, and Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO).

Download Windows 11 ISO tool is for users who want to create a bootable installation media (USB flash drive, DVD) or create an ISO file to install Windows 11. Before you begin to download Windows 11 ISO file, prepare the followings:

  • Stable and fast internet connection.
  • The Windows 11 ISO image is about 5.2 GB in size. Make sure the computer, USB, or external hard drive that you will use to download Windows 11 ISO file has enough storage space.
  • If you need to burn the ISO file to DVD, ensure you have a blank DVD disc with at least 8GB.

Follow the steps below for Windows 11 ISO download:

Step 1. Go to the Windows 11 ISO download page.

Step 2. Scroll down to find "Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)".

Step 3. Click the drop-down arrow of Select Download and select "Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)".

download windows 11 iso

Step 4. Next, you are navigated to choose the product language, the same one when you install Windows.

Step 5. Click the "Choose One" drop-down and select your preferred language. Then, click "Confirm" to continue.

choose windows 11 product

Step 6. Next, verify your download and click "64-bit Download", and the Windows 11 ISO file download will start.

win11 ISO file 64bit download

Note that:

  • The download link is only valid for 24 hours from the time of creation.
  • Since the ISO file is larger than 5 GB, it may take time to download. Wait patiently.

How to Install Windows 11 from ISO File Step by Step

You can install Windows 11 directly from the ISO file by mounting the ISO image. This will upgrade your current operating system to Windows 11.

 But before installing, confirm your device meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11 as listed below:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
  • Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
  • Display: >9'' with HD Resolution (720p)
  • Internet connection: Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home.

Microsoft said, "Installing Windows 11 media on a PC that does not meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements are not recommended and may result incompatibility issues. If you proceed with installing Windows 11 on a PC that does not meet the requirements, that PC will no longer be supported and won't be entitled to receive updates. Damages to the PC due to lack of compatibility aren't covered under the manufacturer warranty."

Important:

If crucial data on your computer is lost due to system compatibility issues or misoperations during the Windows 11 upgrade, stop using your disk immediately and turn to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to get back lost files. Go to check the detailed Windows 11 data recovery guide if necessary. 

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Mount Windows 11 ISO file instructions:

Step 1. Open Windows File Explorer and find the downloaded Windows 10 ISO file.

Step 2. Right-click on the ISO file and choose "Properties". Then, click "Change" on the "General" tab.

ISO file properties

Step 3. When you see "Open with", select Windows Explorer for the program to open the ISO file and click "OK".

choose windows explorer to open iso

Step 4. Right-click the ISO file and select "Mount".

mount iso

Step 5. Then, a virtual bootable disc will be created. Double-click to open the ISO disc image. Run setup.exe to start Windows 11.

Step 6. Follow the Windows 11 Setup wizard to complete the installation from the ISO file.

How to Install Windows 11 Without Downloading ISO File

As mentioned before, Microsoft offers multiple solutions for Windows 11 downloading, including Windows 11 Installation Assistant and Create Windows 11 Installation Media.

1. Windows 11 Installation Assistant Guides

This is the best option for installing Windows 11 on the device you are currently using.

Step 1. Go to Microsoft Windows 11 download page.

Step 2. Find Windows 11 Installation Assistant and click "Download Now".

download windows 11 installation assistant

Step 3. Run the tool with the administrator account. Then, follow the installation wizard to complete the process. It might take some time to install Windows 11, and your PC will restart a few times. Don't turn off your PC halfway.

2. Install Windows 11 with a Bootable USB or DVD  

Microsoft Windows 11 Installation Assistant doesn’t support ARM-based PCs. It's only compatible with PCs using x64 processors. If you need to install Windows 11 on a different PC, refer to Create Windows 11 Installation Media. This can be applied to reinstall or clean install Windows 11 on a new or used PC.

Step 1. Download the "Create Windows 11 Installation Media" tool.

click create windows 11 installation media

Step 2. Run the media creation tool as an administrator. Accept license terms.

Step 3. On the What do you want to do page, select "Create installation media for another PC", and then select "Next".

choose create installation meida

Step 4. Select the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit) for Windows 11. Select the media you want to use: USB flash drive or ISO file. Here, choose USB. This will create a bootable installation USB.

choose to create USB bootable drive

Step 5. Then, plug in the USB flash drive on the PC where you want to install Windows 11. Restart your PC and it will boot from the installation USB.

Step 6. Follow the Windows Setup instructions to install Windows 11.

3. Download Windows 11 ISO Using Win11 Builder 

Win11 Builder is a Windows downloading utility to create a Windows 11 installation disk. You can use the tool to download Windows 11 easily. Link to the topic page and follow the detailed steps to install Windows 11.

Concluding Words

This page mainly shows you how to download Windows ISO file as well as how to install Windows 11 with the ISO image. We hope you can make it smoothly without any data loss. If you run into any data loss problem, use EaseUS data recovery program to restore files as soon as possible and keep your data secure.

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Windows 11 ISO Download FAQs

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1. How to burn Windows 11 ISO to USB?

To perform a reinstall or clean install of Windows 11 on a new PC or used computer, use Windows 11 Installation Media to make a bootable USB drive. Check the steps above for details.

After the Windows 11 installation media is created, follow the steps below to use it.

Step 1. Connect the bootable USB flash drive to the PC where you want to install Windows 11.

Step 2. Restart your PC.

Step 3. On the Install Windows page, select your language, time, and keyboard preferences, and then select Next.

Step 4. Select Install Windows to start.

2. How to burn Windows 11 ISO to DVD?

After you have downloaded Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO), follow the steps below to burn it into DVD:

Step 1. Navigate to Windows Explorer and find the downloaded Windows 11 ISO file.

Step 2. Right-click the ISO file and choose "Properties". Then, click "General" > "Change".

Step 3. Select "Windows Explorer" to open ISO files with Windows Explorer and click "OK".

Step 4. Right-click the Windows 11 ISO file and select "Burn disc image". Wait for the process to finish.

3. Windows 11 ISO vs Media Creation Tool

Windows 11 ISO file is for users that want to create a bootable installation media (USB flash drive, DVD) or create a virtual machine (.ISO file) to install Windows 11. After downloading the multi-edition ISO, you will need to use your product key to unlock the correct edition.

Windows 11 Installation Media is a tool that helps reinstall or clean install Windows 11 on a new or used PC. With this tool, you can upgrade directly to the latest version of the system on the computer you are using, or create installation media that can be a USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file for another PC.

4. Download Windows 11 ISO without TPM

Microsoft has made TPM 2.0 a mandatory system requirement to raise the security baseline for Windows 11. TPM is designed to better protect PCS from advanced forms of attack. Some of Windows 11's security features also rely on TPM. Components such as disk encryption, BitLocker, or authentication also take advantage of TPM to improve security.

As a result, if you want to install Windows 11 from ISO file securely and legally, ensure your PC meets the installation requirements.

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