How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 11?

Windows 11 has been in the market since October last year. To check how new Windows looks and works, upgrade your existing Windows operating system to Windows 11. Microsoft has released a tool to check the compatibility of your current system with Windows 11. You can download the PC Health Check tool from the Windows website and run it on your PC.

If you got the Windows 11 ISO and want to install it on your computer, we suggest you make a bootable USB flash drive for that. You can quickly boot or install Windows 11 using a bootable USB pen drive. As Windows has realized its final version, we recommend you override your existing Windows OS. In some cases, if you want to keep both OS, then install it in a different partition and do not delete your old version of Windows.

This risewindows article will describe how you can create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 11. Many tools are available to make a bootable USB drive, but we will use Rufus here.

How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive for Windows 11?

Step 1. Download the latest version of Rufus software from its official website on your Windows 7, 8, and 10 OS.

Step 2. Launch this utility when downloaded from its executable file.

Click the Yes button if User Accounts Control pops up on your Windows screen.


Step 3. After that, connect your 16 GB or more spacious USB flash drive to your Windows PC. Rufus will detect it automatically.

Note: Make sure no data is available in the USB pen drive because this process will erase all the data on that device before processing.   So you are requested to move your data somewhere safe.

Step 4. Then, click on the Select button under the Boot selection section.

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Step 5. Select the Windows 11 Bootable ISO file and click the Open button in the next window.


Step 6. After that, select the “File System” as NTFS and leave all other settings as it is. You can also refer to the below image.


Step 7. Finally, click on the Start button to start copying the files and creating the bootable USN flash drive for Windows 11.

Step 8. A pop-up message will come stating that it will erase all the data. Next, click on the OK button to continue. After that, you will observe that files will transfer to a USB flash drive. Wait until this process is complete.

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After this process, you will have a bootable USB drive for Windows 11. Further, it would be best to make changes to the UEFI/BOOT of your Windows PC to install it. There is no need to burn this ISO file to any CD/DVD. It benefits newer PCs as most do not come with CD/DVD drives.

All the best.

That’s all for this article. I hope this article will add some value to your work.

You guys are amazing; Keep reading, learning, and growing.

Also, read How to Change Default Startup Tab of Task Manager on Windows 11?

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