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How to Install windows 11 via bootable pendrive

Do you want to install Windows 11? You only need a USB stick of 8 GB or more, and we will tell you how to create your Windows 11 bootable USB in 2 different methods, choose the one you like the most!

Method 1: Using Media Creation Tool

For those who do not know this tool, it is a tool that Microsoft provides to download Windows and install it directly on our pendrive to create a bootable USB in Windows 11. We can download it from the official Microsoft website and the steps are super simple because there is no need to install any program.

Tell you that I have experienced some slowness using this method, and much of the “fault” is in using a USB port and a pendrive that has the USB 3.0 interface or higher. With a good fiber optic (or any good connection) it usually takes between 10-20 minutes, although I have taken less time doing method 2, it will depend on each case!

Method 2: download the Windows 11 ISO and create bootable USB

With this method we achieve the same, but it is more laborious for those who do not know much about computer science. In this case, we will have to download the Rufus program, which is free and does not require installation, being a mere executable.

However, we will also have to download the Windows 11 image , which can be downloaded from the same Microsoft website . Let’s go with the steps:

How to install Windows 11 from USB

Now to install Windows 11 from the USB that we have made bootable, right? The procedure is simple and is summarized in the following:

Configure UEFI BIOS to boot from USB :

In more basic laptops or with a slightly outdated BIOS, something like this may appear:

Change priority in boot menu:

We will have finished everything. To accompany you in the process, we recommend that you read our complete guide to Install Windows 11. In it, our colleague José photographs each step that is taken when installing Windows 11, as what you should take into account before install this operating system.

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