Many people are transferring their PCs to Windows 11 By upgrading an existing Windows 10 installation. However, in order to do this, you must first have an activated copy of Windows 10 and your own product key on your computer. But what if you just want to put Windows 11 on an old or experimental PC without first installing an activated copy of the previous operating system?
Use tools from the site named UUP dump, You can download the ISO file of the latest Windows 11 version and use it to create a bootable installation USB flash drive or install Windows 11 directly in a virtual machine. You can even skip the product key so you can run the new operating system completely for free (at least for now).
How to clean install Windows 11
1. navigation Dump net.
2. Click the latest version Windows 11 Insider Preview for amd64 (even if you have an Intel chip). The arm64 version is suitable for non-x86 computers and can be used Install Windows 11 on the Raspberry Pi.
3. Click next.
4. Choose Windows version you want.with Click next. We chose Windows Home.
5. Select “Download and convert to ISO” with Check “Include Updates” then Click on “Create download package.” A small zip file will be downloaded to your PC.
6. unzip files And put its content in a dedicated folder.
7. Double click uup_download_windows.cmd In the folder containing the downloaded file.
8. Click “Run anyway”, If Windows 10 warns you that this is an unrecognized application.
A command prompt window will open and run a batch file that downloads all the necessary files from Microsoft and creates an ISO file for you. This process will take several minutes or more, depending on your Internet connection.
9. Press 0 to exit When the script finishes downloading.
The .ISO file will appear in the folder where you placed uup_download_windows.cmd.
Make a bootable Windows 11 installation disk
Unless you just Install Windows 11 on the virtual machine, In this case, you can skip to step 19, you will need to create a bootable Windows 11 installation disk. For this, you need an empty USB flash drive of at least 8GB.
One thing that makes this process tricky is if you use a popular flash drive “burning” program, such as Rufus, It will create a boot drive in NTFS format, because the main installation file exceeds 4GB, so it cannot exist on the FAT32 partition. The problem with the NTFS drive is that you must disable secure boot (in your BIOS) to boot from it, and Windows 11 requires secure boot, so the installer may tell you that you don’t meet the requirements.
To resolve this issue and create a USB flash drive that can save your files and boot on a PC that supports secure boot, please follow the steps below.
10. Connect your USB flash drivePlease note that you will delete all data on it.
11. Open the Disk Management applicationYou can find it by searching for “partition” and clicking the top result.
12. Delete all partitions on the USB drive By right-clicking on each and selecting “Delete Volume.
13. Create a new 1GB partition with Format it as FAT32You can start this process by right-clicking on the unallocated space and selecting New Simple Volume. You can name it whatever you want. This will be the partition containing the files needed for booting.
14. Create the second partition with Format it as NTFS. It should take up all remaining disk space.
15. Mount the ISO file By right-clicking on it and selecting install. This will allow you to browse the ISO like a physical disk and copy files from it.
16. Copy all files and foldersExcept for the “sources” folder, copy to the FAT32 partition on the USB drive.
17. Create an empty folder named “sources” FAT32 partition on the USB drive and Copy only the boot.wim file Enter it from the original “source” folder.
18. Copy all files and folders in the ISO, Including the ones you copied earlier, to the NTFS partition of the USB drive.
You should now have a USB flash drive that can be booted on a computer with secure boot enabled.
Install Windows 11 on the target PC
19. Start your target computer Turn off the USB installation drive. You may need to press a key or rearrange the boot sequence to boot from USB.
20. Choose your language (If not selected) and Click next.
twenty one. Enter a valid product key or Click “I don’t have a product key.” Then click Next.
twenty two. Accept the license agreement with Click next.
twenty three. Choose a custom installation.
twenty four. Choose to install the driver with Click Next.
The installer will copy some files and may restart at this time.
25. Choose your country or region (If it is not selected) and Click yes. Also, Choose your keyboard layout When prompted.
26. Name your computer with Click next.
27. Sign in Use your Microsoft account.
28. Create PIN Used for quick login.
29. Click “Set as a new device” (Or you can restore the previous configuration).
30. Enable or disable privacy settings with Click next.
31. Choose your interest Suggestions to help customize Windows 11, or better yet, Click Skip.
32. Set up OneDrive or Choose to store files on this device only.
Windows now takes a few minutes to complete the installation process.
When finished, you should see the Windows 11 desktop. Now you can play with Windows 11 or adjust some settings.For example, you can Get the Windows 10 start menu in Windows 11, Move the Windows 11 taskbar to the top or Get back the old Windows 10 File Explorer in Windows 11.