How to install Windows 11 |

Microsoft has now released some beta versions of Windows 11 officially, the latest at the moment is build 22000.168 and like the previous ones it is reserved for developers and users of the Insider program. If you are a super fan of Windows you will surely want to try the new operating system even though it is not yet in the final version, here is a simple guide on how to install windows 11 and where to download it.

A few premise before leaving with the guide. ISOs that are online, therefore not officially released by Microsoft, as safe as they may be, avoid them. It is always recommended to install Windows 11 through the Microsoft Insider procedure.

Windows 11, the minimum requirements

Before proceeding with the update or a new installation of Windows, it is always a good idea to check that your computer meets the minimum requirements for installation. In this regard, we invite you to read our in-depth analysis on what are the minimum Windows 11 requirements. Generally, the greatest difficulties are easily solved with a simple change in the BIOS. Important: to install Windows 11 you will need enable the TPM and Secure Boot function in the BIOS.

Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 Insider preview

In order to update your Windows 10 to the latest available build of Windows 11, as anticipated, it is necessary sign up for the Insider program: membership is free and absolutely free of any cost; by subscribing you will be able to preview all the news. Once you have registered, it will be very easy to recall the update:

  • Open the panel of the settings
  • Click on Update and security
  • Click on the item Windows Insider Program
  • Click on “start” and select the Insider account
  • Select the “Beta” channel to receive the latest updates
  • Go back to Windows Update and download all updates
  • Once all the updates have been downloaded, the final one for Windows 11 will be available

Windows 11 ISO download and installation

In this chapter we explain both how to download the latest ISO available, currently only for users registered with the Insider program, and the steps to install Windows 11 starting from the ISO.

Windows 11 ISO download

At the moment, as explained several times in this guide, it is possible, if not in reverse ways, to download the ISO file of the latest build of Windows 11 only through your Insider account. To download the ISO follow these simple steps:

  • Go to the official Microsoft site a This Page.
  • Scroll down until you find “Select edition”

select edition windows 11

  • Select the edition you want to download: you will find both the DEV and BETA versions (we recommend the Beta version).
  • Select the Italian language and confirm
  • At this point you just have to click on “64-bit Download” and wait for the download to be completed.

Windows 11 installation from the ISO

Completed the download of the Windows 11 ISO you will need a USB stick of at least 8 GB (if you need it, we leave you our guide on the best USB sticks). At this point you need to create the installation media, we advise you to use Rufus but there are several programs that do the same function. To create the Windows 11 installation media with Rufus we proceed with the following steps:

  • Let’s start the Rufus program;
  • We select our USB key (device / drive);
  • Next to boot selection click on “select”: the window will open where you will have to select the downloaded file;
  • In File System make sure you have NTFS and if everything is correct, click Start.

Important: the key will be formatted, do not use keys with documents or anything else inside.

Rufus Windows 11

In this way we have created one Windows 11 bootable USB stick. The next step is to connect the newly created key to the PC and start it. If the USB support is recognized we will find ourselves directly in the initial setup screen otherwise it will be necessary to enter the BIOS (the procedure varies from brand to brand) and change the boot priority by putting the key as primary.

At this point just follow the instructions on the screen paying attention when you will be asked to select the disk on which you want to install Windows 11. Pay attention to this step because all data on that disk will be erased.

The installation phase will require several restarts, there is nothing to touch, it will always restart by itself until we are inside the new initial Windows configuration.

Windows 11, all the news on video

Find mine below video preview on Windows 11 with the setup process and all the news.

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