Install Windows 11 using USB Drive
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How to Install Windows 11 using USB Drive

Here is a complete guide, how to install Windows 11 using USB drive on your computer. Installing Windows 11 from a USB pin drive is very simple. The Windows 11 has an engaging interface attached with a group of user-friendly features. If you are planning to switch to Windows 11 on your system, here are very simple steps on how you install it from a bootable USB drive.

Creating Windows bootable USB pin drive might seem like a highly technical & arduous task, but with the accurate tool and with some time to spare, we can simply create one. Nevertheless, before you started, there are 2 Windows 11 requirements that should be met before you can install Windows 11. You need to enable secure boot and TPM 2.0 from your system BIOS Settings.

Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Drive

To create a bootable drive, I will use the software, Rufus. Visit the Rufus site to download the software and then run the software.

Installing Windows 11 from USB Drive

After creating a bootable Windows 11 USB drive, it’s time to start the Windows 11 installation process. Switch off the power button of your system on which you have to install the Windows and then plug in the USB drive.
Note: I am installing Windows 11 on an HP Elite 8300 desktop. To enter into the Bios Menu interface and keys might differ from one other manufacturer. Please read the user manual or search in Google to get the idea for your computer.
Turn on your computer by pressing the power button and then press the key as soon as the display lights up to enter into the Bios Menu. Next, press the F10 key to enter the Bios Menu.
Select the storage menu and then boot order.

Hewlett Packard setup utility

Choose the USB hard drive, press the F10 key to accept the setting to boot from a USB drive.

Hewlett Packard boot order

The system will take few minutes to get ready and then press any key to …..
Windows 11 Language, Time and currency format, keyboard settings, and then select the Next bottom.

Windows setup

Select Install now.

Windows setup install now

Choose I don’t have a product key.

Windows setup activate windows

Choose the OS and then click next.

Windows setup operating system

Select the checkbox for I accept and then click on Next.

Windows setup applicable notice

It’s highly recommended that you can take a backup of your important files.
Select the Custom option.

Windows setup custominstall

Next, choose the disk in which you need to install Windows 11 and then select the Next bottom.

Windows setup partitions

A warning message will pop up informing you that if the partition you have selected contains files of the previous version, they will be moved to a new folder. Select ok.

Windows setup partitions warnings

Windows 11 now start to installation on the system.

copying windows files

Please sit back and relax until the installation process to complete.

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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 18 years experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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