How to make windows 11 install usb

To create a Windows 11 installation USB drive, you’ll need a USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of storage capacity and a Windows 11 ISO file. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating the installation media:

  1. Download Windows 11 ISO: First, download the official Windows 11 ISO file from the Microsoft website or a reliable source. Ensure that you’re downloading it from a trusted source to avoid any malware or modified versions.
  2. Prepare the USB Flash Drive: Plug in your USB flash drive into an available USB port on your computer. Keep in mind that all the data on the USB drive will be erased during this process, so make sure you have a backup of any important files.
  3. Format the USB Drive: Open “This PC” or “My Computer” on your Windows computer, right-click on the USB drive, and select “Format.” Choose “FAT32” as the file system format and click “Start” to format the USB drive. This step ensures the drive is compatible with both BIOS and UEFI systems.
  4. Create the Windows 11 Installation Media:
    • If you are using Windows:
      • Download and install the “Windows USB/DVD Download Tool” from the Microsoft website.
      • Launch the tool and browse to the Windows 11 ISO file you downloaded earlier.
      • Select “USB device” as the media type and choose the correct USB drive from the list.
      • Click on “Begin copying” to start creating the Windows 11 installation USB.
    • If you are using a Mac or prefer a third-party tool (recommended for Mac users):
      • Download and install the “Rufus” tool from the Rufus official website (
      • Launch Rufus and connect your USB flash drive.
      • In Rufus, select the Windows 11 ISO file you downloaded by clicking the “SELECT” button next to “Boot selection.”
      • Ensure that the “Partition scheme” is set to “MBR” (for BIOS or UEFI-CSM) or “GPT” (for UEFI).
      • Choose “FAT32” as the “File system” and set the “Cluster size” to “Default.”
      • Enter a new volume label if you want, or leave it as it is.
      • Make sure the “Create a bootable disk using” option is checked and select “ISO Image” from the dropdown.
      • Click on “START” and confirm any prompts that appear to begin creating the Windows 11 installation USB.
  5. Wait for the Process to Complete: The process of creating the Windows 11 installation USB may take some time, depending on the speed of your USB drive and computer. Once it’s done, you’ll have a bootable Windows 11 installation USB drive ready to use.
  6. Installing Windows 11: To install Windows 11 on a computer, insert the USB drive into the computer’s USB port, restart the computer, and boot from the USB drive. This process may vary depending on your computer’s manufacturer and model. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 11 on your computer.

Remember to back up all your important data before installing Windows 11, as the installation process will erase all existing data on the target drive.