How to download Windows 11 installation ISO file through official methods?

October 22, 2021, Posted by Admin to Windows Installation USB Creator

October 5, 2021 is another important milestone for the Windows operating system, because Microsoft officially released the latest generation of Windows operating system Windows 11 on this day. Microsoft states that Windows 10 users can upgrade to Windows 11 for free, but the computer to be upgraded needs to meet the Windows 11 system requirements. Microsoft has not yet pushed Windows 11 upgrades to Windows 10 users, but Microsoft officially provides three methods to upgrade to Windows 11 for free, so users need to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 11 by themselves. The three upgrade methods are Windows 11 Installation assistant, Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationToolW11.exe) and Windows 11 installation ISO file. Among them, the Windows 11 installation assistant can only be used to upgrade the current operating system, and cannot download the Windows 11 installation image. The channel for directly downloading the Windows 11 installation ISO file may be closed in the future, just like Windows 10. Therefore, if the channel for downloading the Windows 11 installation ISO file is closed in the future please use Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationToolW11.exe) to download the Windows 11 installation ISO file.

 

Download the Windows 11 installation ISO directly from Microsoft's official website

Step 1. Open Microsoft's official Windows 11 download link in your browser.

Step 2. Find "Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)" and select the edition of Windows 11 you want to download from the "Select Download" drop-down box.

Choose which edition of Windows 11 to download

Step 3. Click the "Download" button below to start downloading.

 

Download Windows 11 installation ISO by using Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationTool W11.exe)

Step 1. Open Microsoft's official Windows 11 download link in your browser.

Step 2. Find "Create Windows 11 Installation Media" and then click the "Download Now" button below to download Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationToolW11.exe).

download Microsoft Media Creation Tool

Step 3. After the download is complete, double-click to start MediaCreationToolW11.exe.

Step 4. After Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationToolW11.exe) completes the preparations, click the "Accept" button to accept the license agreement.

accept the license agreement

Step 5. Select the edition of Windows 11 you want to download, and then click the "Next" button.

choose which edition of Windows 11 to download

Step 6. Check the "ISO file" checkbox, and then click the "Next" button.

choose to save as an ISO file

Step 7. Select the path to save the ISO file, and then click the "Save" button.

select save path

Step 8. Microsoft Media Creation Tool (MediaCreationToolW11.exe) starts to download the ISO file. This will take some time, please be patient.

Downloading ISO file

Step 9. After the download is complete, click the "Finish" button to close the program.

download ISO file completed

 

This tutorial details two official methods to download Windows 11 Installation ISO file from Microsoft's official website, and there may be security issues with Windows 11 Installation ISO downloaded from third-party websites, so it is recommended to use these two methods to download it. If your computer does not meet the Windows 11 system requirements, you can use Hasleo WinToUSB to create a Windows 11 installation USB flash drive that can bypass the Windows 11 system requirements to install Windows 11 on these computers.