How to create a Windows 11 installation USB drive using Rufus

In this tutorial I will cover how to create a Windows 11 installation USB drive using Rufus portable edition.

First we need to download Windows 11 installation ISO from:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11

Now select “Windows 11” and click the Download button

Windows 11 installation

Next download “Rufus” (I recommend the portable version) from:

https://rufus.ie/en/

Now we are ready to create the USB drive:

  1. Insert the USB drive – the drive will be completely erased in the process
  2. Open Rufus
  3. In the “Device” section select the USB Drive we want to use
  4. In the “Boot Selection” section click the Select button
  5. Choose the “Win11_English_x64.iso” file
  6. The rest of the options should be set by default
  7. Click the “START” button

When this process is done we are ready to boot the PC using this USB drive to install a fresh Windows 11 on your system.

Make sure you PC supports Windows 11 using Microsoft Compatibility Check tool:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck

Enjoy.

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