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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Drive


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Creating a Bootable USB Drive

Microsoft provides an application to automatically create a bootable Windows 11 USB drive on their website. Scroll down until you see a section titled “Create Windows 11 Installation Media.” Then, under that, click “Download Now.”

Click "Download now."

When it finishes downloading, hit Ctrl+J to open the downloads menu on your browser. Every browser is a little different, but you’re looking for a file named “MediaCreationToolW11.exe.” Click it to start the installation.

The first page is the terms and conditions — just hit “Accept.”

Click "Accept."

The next page has a few options — if you’d like to install Windows 11 in a different language, untick the box “Use the recommended options for this PC” and select a language. Otherwise, click “Next.”

Click "Next."

Ensure “USB Flash Drive” is selected, then click “Next.”

First click "USB Flash drive." Then click "Next."

Warning: Using the Windows Media Creation Tool will wipe everything on the USB drive you choose. Be absolutely sure there is nothing important on the drive before proceeding past this point.

Select the USB drive you want, and then click “Next.”

Click the USB drive you want, and then click "Next."

Now wait. The Media Creation Tool will download Windows 11 from Microsoft’s servers. This may take a while depending on your internet speed. When it is done, click “Finish.”

Click "Finish."

Safely eject the drive by clicking the small USB icon on your taskbar, and then by clicking the name of the USB drive.

Your bootable Windows 11 USB drive is now ready.

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