Installing Windows 11 is officially leaked, and you can even install it now. To install the first beta of Windows 11, follow these instructions:
Download the ISO file and create a Windows 11 installation USB
To download the ISO file of Windows 11 you access the following links:
Next, you need to create a Windows 11 installation USB according to the following instructions:
Install Windows 11 Windows
Step 1: Set up the computer to boot from USB boot
Some computers will automatically recognize the USB boot and proceed to boot into the Windows 11 installation file on the USB after rebooting. If your machine is not among them, you need to set it to boot from USB boot.
- During the boot process, press F2 or F12 (depending on the computer) to access Boot Options Setup.
- Then, use the arrow keys to navigate in the BIOS to access Boot > Removeable Devices (or USB Storage Device or External Drive depending on the model). Press Enter to select load the operating system from USB.
- If you need more detailed instructions, please visit here: Set up BIOS to boot from USB/CD/DVD, external hard drive.
Step 2 : Start installing Windows 11
Basically, the installation process of Windows 11 is not difficult because most of the settings are similar to Windows 10 with only a slight change in the interface.
After performing all the above steps, the system will run USB boot and bring you to the screen to select the time, language and keyboard. When finished, click Next to continue.
Step 3 : Click the Install now button to start the installation
Step 4 : In the interface to enter the product key, select I don’t have a product key
Step 5 : On this new screen, you can choose the version of Windows 11 you want to install and then click Next
Step 6 : In the next screen, select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) . Note: This option may cause you to lose all data in the drive where you plan to install Windows 11.
Step 7 : Select the drive where you will install Windows 11. Here, you can use the drives (available partitions) or create a new drive to install Windows 11
Step 8 : The installation process will take place and you need to wait a short time before continuing
Step 9 : After installing step 8, the machine will reboot and welcome screen with new basic settings of Windows 11 will appear. First, Windows 11 will ask you if this is your country or region? You can reset it if needed.
Step 10 : Next is setting up the keyboard. When you have finished selecting the main keyboard, Windows 11 will ask if you want to install an additional keyboard, click Add layout to add or Skip to skip depending on your needs.
Step 11 : You have to wait for Windows 11 to check if there are any updates available.
Step 12 : At this screen, Windows 11 asks you to choose the intended use of the device. There are two options: Use for personal use and Use for work or study, you choose according to your needs.
Step 13 : In this step, you need to set up an account to log in to the device. Microsoft shows default login method with Microsoft account. However you can also change it by clicking Sign-in options
Step 14 : In Sign-in options, you have three options: sign in with a security key (USB format), set up an offline account or use the forgot username function.
Step 15a : If you log in with a Microsoft account, click back to enter your account and password.
Step 15b : If you create an offline account for your device, you will have to set up a login username and password
Step 16a : Set up a PIN for quick login to Windows 11 computers
Step 16b : This step is for those who sign in with a Microsoft account. Windows 11 will ask if you want to restore data from your old computer or do a completely new setup. You choose according to your needs.
Step 17 : Choose privacy settings for your computer
Step 18 : Customize the experience
Step 19 : Select storage. Here, Microsoft will ask you if you want to back up your data to OneDrive or just want to save it on your computer
After step 19 your computer will need a few minutes of setup and you will be greeted by the new look of Windows 11.
Instructions to install and experience Windows 11 on VMware virtual machines
In this section, Quantrimang will show you how to install and experience Windows 11 on a VMWare virtual machine. This installation method helps you have a smooth running version of Windows 11 with an internet connection.
First, before installing Windows 10 you need to prepare the following:
- Download and install VMware Workstation 16 Player, it’s free software
- ISO file of Windows 11, you can download it at the link we provide above
Step 1: First you open VMware Workstation 16 Player then select Create a New Virtual Machine
Step 2: Select Installer disc image file (iso)
Step 3: Click Browse to find where you put the Windows 11 ISO file, select the ISO file and then click Open > Next
Step 4: In the new screen, select Microsoft Windows in the Guest operating system section and scroll down to select Windows 10 64-bit in the Verison section
Step 5: Name the virtual machine and choose a storage location
Step 6: Choose the capacity for the hard drive on the virtual machine
Step 7: Confirm the configuration, you can customize if you are not satisfied by clicking Customize Hardware … If it is ok, click Finish to complete the virtual machine configuration
Step 8 : On the interface of VMware Workstation 16 Player, click the Play virtual machine button to run the newly created virtual machine
Step 9: You wait until the system displays the interface below
Step 10: In this interface, use the down arrow key to move to Enter Setup and then press Enter
Step 11: Select Boot From a file and then press Enter
Step 12: Press Enter to select the first file
Step 13: Press Enter
Step 14: Select BOOT and press Enter
Step 15: Select BOOTX64.EFI and then press Enter
After this step, the system starts to boot from the ISO file of Windows 11. You just need to proceed with the same setup and installation as in the Windows 11 installation above.