- Windows 11 v23H2 preview is now available to download through the UUP Dump tool.
- A preview release is not entirely stable, and Microsoft may add or remove certain features.
Windows 11 is the latest stable operating system from Microsoft for the general consumer. At the moment, its current version is 22H2. However, Microsoft is planning on releasing the newer version, 23H2, later this year.
Although Microsoft has not commented on the matter, it is rumored that Windows 11 version 23H2 will be released in September or October 2023. Regardless, you can still download an ISO image of Windows 11 v23H2 today, and get hands-on experience before anyone else.
You can download Windows 11 23H2 ISO file using the UUP Dump tool. This tool allows you to create custom ISO images from preview builds after accessing them directly from Microsoft servers. Note that the ISO images created are unofficial, but work just as well.
Windows 11 23H2 is still under development and is continuously been revamped to include more features and bug fixes. This means that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Regardless, you can use the guide below to download Windows 11 23H2 ISO image.
Download Windows 11 v23H2 ISO file
Use the following steps to download the Windows 11 23H2 ISO file:
Click on the link to download the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview ISO with the “22621” build.
Note: Do not accidentally download a Windows update. Make sure you are downloading the complete release.
On the next page, select your preferred language from the drop-down menu and click Next.
Now, select the Windows editions to include in the ISO and click Next.
Select “Download and convert to ISO” and select “Include updates.”
Click “Create download package.”
This will download a small ZIP/compressed file.
Extract the compressed, downloaded file.
Navigate to the extracted folder using File Explorer.
Right-click the file “uup_download_windows.cmd” and click “Run as administrator” from the context menu.
This should open a Command Prompt instance.
If prompted with a UAC, click Yes.
When prompted with a warning, type in “R” and press Enter to allow the script to run only once.
Windows 11 v23H2 ISo file will now begin downloading. The Command Prompt window will continue to be updated while the download is in progress.
Once the download completes, press “0” to close the Command Prompt.
The downloaded Windows 11 23H2 ISO image can be found inside the folder that you extracted in Step 7 above.
Create a bootable Windows 11 23H2 USB Drive
Creating a bootable device out of an ISO image is relatively easy. You can create a bootable USB drive as well as a DVD. However, we suggest that you create a USB drive as it is more convenient.
Learn how to create a multi-boot USB flash drive with multiple ISO files using Ventoy.
Use the following steps to create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 11 23H2:
Plug in a USB flash drive (at least 8GB) to your computer.
Make sure that all your data on the USB is backed up since it requires formatting where all stored data on the USB flash drive is lost.
Download Rufus from its website and install it on your computer.
Alternatively, you can also download the portable version which does not need any installation.
Once downloaded, run Rufus software.
From Rufus, select the USB flash drive from the drop-down menu under Device.
Click “Select” under “Boot selection”, navigate to the downloaded Windows 11 23H2 ISO file, and select it.
Leave the rest of the settings to their default values and click Start.
(Optional) Select the Windows 11 customization options and click Ok.
Since Rufus can now bypass the minimum requirements for Windows 11, you can select the type of bootable USB you want to make.
If prompted with another confirmation, click Ok.
Your Windows 11 bootable USB drive will now be in the making. This step may take a few minutes to complete.
Once it is finished, “Ready” will be displayed with a green bar. You may then close the app.
Your bootable drive is now ready and you may proceed to the Windows 11 23H2 installation.
Microsoft is working hard to make Windows 11 23H2 better than ever. However, it is still a work in progress, and therefore, it is not advised to deploy this preview OS in a live environment at the moment.
That said, if you are a developer, you can test out the latest features and improvements in Windows 11 23H2 and ensure that your app or program will not be affected by the upcoming stable release of v23H2.