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How To Install Windows 11 on Laptop/Computer

We have provided steps on how to install Windows 11 on Laptop/Computer. Microsoft is about to announce a new Windows 11 at its launch event, the Windows 11 OS has been leaked on a site.

A new version of Microsoft Windows 11, or might be you are thinking of migrating from old operating system.
Compared to Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 11 has a more refined look. Windows 11 introduced many UI changes like rounded corners, new wallpapers, colored icons, and etc.

You can read specifications, features and requirements of Windows 11

I am going to install on my HP Elite 8300 Desktop (Core i7, 32GB Ram and 1TB HDD)

Download Windows 11 (June 2021 Build)

To make things simpler, you can download the leaked Windows 11 ISO files before following the below steps.

Downlaod Windows 11 Insider Preview

Important Note: The leaked Windows 11 ISO files don’t come officially from Microsoft, but it will be coming later this year. So, it may not have all the features & it could also be filled with bugs. It might make your PC unusable. So, please install this at your own risk.
The good thing is to create a proper backup of the files before installing Windows 11.

Video Tutorial: How To Install Windows 11 step by step

Creating Bootable USB Drive

First, you need to create a Windows 11 installation media. Then, if you have a USB drive, you can flash Windows 11 into it. How to create a Windows bootable USB drive for Windows 11.

Installing Windows 11 on PC/Laptop

After creating a Bootable pin drive, you need to follow the below simple steps to install Windows 11.
First, restart your laptop/computer, press Windows boot key (example, F8, F9, Esc, F12, F10, Delete and etc).
Select Boot from the USB Drive / DVD Drive option, and then press any key on the Boot screen.

press any key to boot

Windows 11 Installation wizard set the language, time, keyboard and then click next.

windows setup language

Windows 11 Setup, click Install Now.

windows install now

Select I don’t have a product key.

I don't have product key

Select Widows 11 operating system and then click next.

windows setup operating system

Windows 11 applicable notice and license, accept it and then click next.

Microsoft software license terms

Windows setup, select Custom option.

windows setup custom: install

I am going to format my PC C drive
Select the Partition where you need to install Windows 11 and then select format.

installing windows 11 partitions

Click ok.

windows setup format partition

Select next.

installing windows 11 partitions

Windows 11 installation process.

installing windows 11 copying file

After the Windows 11 installation completed you need to complete Windows basic settings for the first use. Windows 11 welcome screen select language and then click Next.

country or region windows 11

Select keyboard layout and then click next.

keyboard layout windows 11

Second keyboard layouts go by default then click Skip.

second keyboard layout windows 11

I am going to select I don’t have internet (Will set it later).

let's connect you to a network

Select with limited access.

continue with limited setup

Enter your account name and then click Next.

enter your name windows 11

Enter your password (and confirmed password )and then click OK.

create windows 11 memorable password

Choose security questions (3 security questions and answers) and then click next.

windows 11 security questions

Windows 11 privacy setting, scroll down and then click accept.

windows 11 privacy settings

After completing the Windows 11 installation, Windows 11 might take few minutes to complete.

don't turn off your pc

Now Windows 11 will be live on your computer/laptop.

windows 11 pinned

Windows 11 desktop.

windows 11 desktop

Open file explorer

windows 11 this pc

Introducing Windows 11

After opening the above link scroll down you will find “Check for compatibility” (download App) maybe you will get a free upgrade to Windows 11.

check for capability windows 11

Open downloaded folder and then double click to run the windows pc health check.

Select Windows pc health check agreement and then click next.

windows pc health check agreement

Windows pc health check installed, click finish.

windows pc health check installed

Windows pc health check.

windows 11 health check

Related: This pc must support secure boot

Related: Upgrade Windows 11 in Windows Insider Program

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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