Download Windows 11 ISO image from Microsoft server [FREE]
Windows 11 ISO images are now available! We show you how to get the latest Windows 11 ISO image files direct from the Microsoft server
Microsoft’s new operating system is now available, the successor to Windows 10, a system that seeks to completely renew and modernize the appearance and aesthetics of the system: Windows 11. As usual, Microsoft offers us several ways to update the computer to the new version, either from Windows Update, keeping the data, or reinstalling the operating system from scratch using Windows 11 ISO image. If we are thinking in this safe way, then we are going to explain how to download windows 11 ISO images for free.
One of the problems that we are encountering when trying to install the new operating system on the PC is with a message that tells us that we do not meet the minimum requirements to be able to install and use this OS. How is it possible? Basically because of two essential requirements that Microsoft has implemented in its new operating system: the first is to have a UEFI system with Secure Boot enabled, and the second is that our motherboard has a TPM 2.0 chip.
Without these requirements, Windows 11 cannot be installed on the PC, at least from the official ISO image. Therefore, in addition to explaining how to download the official ISO of the operating system, we are going to explain how to download a modified ISO so that it can be installed on computers without TPM.
DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 11 DISK IMAGE (ISO) FOR FREE
Although Windows is an operating system that you have to pay to use, Microsoft allows us to download windows 11 ISO images for free so that anyone who needs it can install the operating system from scratch. Then, once installed, we have to activate it with the license or assume certain limitations that will apply to the PC.
It is very important to make sure that you always download the original windows 11 ISO image, without modifications and without alterations. And always do it from your official website. This is because there are users who modify systems, install programs and hide various threats that can lead to short-term or long-term problems. If we want our PC to work well, not have problems, or run security risks, it is vital to make sure we download and install an original system.
MEDIA CREATION TOOL
Microsoft allows us to download Windows 11 ISO completely free of charge from the Windows download website. To do this, we only have to enter that link, download the (Windows media creation tool provided by the company and proceed with the download of the image.
Using this tool we will be able to download and save the ISO on our computer (something very useful to burn it by hand on a USB, or install it in a virtual machine), or download it and directly create an installation USB for the new system.
- First, download the media creation tool using this link,
- Right-click on the media creation tool and select run as administrator,
- Click yes if the User account control prompt for permission
- Accept the Microsoft license term then select the language and edition. (Note Windows 11 comes with 64-bit only)
- Click next and select the ISO file option (to download the Windows 11 ISO file on your computer)
Select that USB from the list and if it is not listed make sure to click the refresh option and click next.
This will start download windows 11 ISO image files direct from the Microsoft server.
WINDOWS 11 DIRECT DOWNLOAD
If you need the installation media immediately, follow the guide to get direct download links or use these official links:
This ISO file contains all the Windows 11 Editions listed below:
- Windows 11 Home
- Windows 11 Pro
- Windows 11 Pro Education
- Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
- Windows 11 Enterprise
- Windows 11 Education
- Windows 11 Mixed Reality
Also, this time around, you don’t need to go through this media creation tool. On the previous website we can find a specific section from which we can directly download the latest ISO to our computer. A great advance that will make it much easier for us to download this operating system without relying on the tedious previous tool.
- Open your favorite browser and visit the download page.
- Locate the section “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)“.
- Select “Windows 11” from the dropdown menu.
- Click on “Download“.
- Select the preferred language.
- If you’re planning to upgrade the existing hardware, make sure that you verify the configuration by visiting Settings > System > About.
- Click on 64-bit download to begin the process.
There are many other ways to download images of this operating system: from the Insider portal, from torrent, from forums and blogs… but the only safe and legal way to do it, without taking risks, is this way.
DOWNLOAD WITH RUFUS
Rufus is one of the best known and most used programs to burn any ISO image to a USB memory and be able to boot any PC with it. This program stands out because, from a Windows 11 ISO that we can have downloaded from any website, we can customize it to eliminate the restrictions of the TPM 2.0, the 4 GB of RAM or the 64 GB of disk space and thus be able to install it on any PC without problems. But there is more.
If we want, Rufus will also allow us to download any of the versions of this operating system so that, once downloaded, we can directly create the Pendrive to install it. Simply download the program from the developers’ website and run it.
Under the “Settings” section, use the Check for updates drop-down menu and select the Daily option and relaunch Refus. Quick tip: These steps are necessary to enable the ISO download feature.
On the right side we can see a button called “Select”. If we click on the arrow we can change the option to “Download”, and from there we can choose which operating system we want to download.
We select Windows 11, choose the version, edition and architecture of the system, and let the download complete. In a few minutes we will have the ISO on the computer and we will be able to proceed with the creation of the flash drive. And, by doing so, we can even choose whether we want to eliminate the TPM requirement, the 4 GB of RAM, and even the obligation (as of 22H2) to create a Microsoft Account when installing the system.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD TO INSTALL WINDOWS 11 FOR FREE?
There is no room for doubt. If we have a relatively modern computer that meets the requirements specified by Microsoft, the image that we must download to our PC is the one that Microsoft offers us through its main website, using its media creation tool. This is the original version, the one that will not give us problems, neither when installing nor when updating it over time. In the end, this is the purpose of the TPM 2.0 chip.
On the other hand, if our computer is not compatible, that is when we must look for an alternative. Whether downloading the image from the MediaCreationTool, or from Microsoft servers, it is necessary to run the TPM 2.0 requirement removal script to modify the boot.wim and be able to install the system without checking if this requirement exists or not. This method, although it works, will give us problems in the long run.
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