Download Windows 11 ISO Files (64-bit Official Links)

Each year Microsoft releases a new feature update for Windows 11. You can download and install all versions and editions of Windows 11 from the links and guides given in this article.

Windows 11 Released Download ISO Files

Microsoft has officially released Windows 11, a new era for computers, as they claim. You can download and install Windows 11 in different languages using the direct download links below, or upgrade directly if you are running Windows 10

You can install Windows 11 on your computer in many ways. However, there are certain prerequisites that must be met before Windows 11 can be successfully installed. The system hardware should meet certain minimum requirements before Windows 11 can be installed on your device.

See if your PC meets the Windows 11 minimum system requirements

The following guide details the steps required to install Windows 11 on your PC step-by-step.

You can download ISO files to create bootable media, such as USBs and DVDs, to perform fresh and clean installations. Here is a step-by-step guide that shows how to download and install Windows 11.

You can also download and install Windows 10 ISO files.

Microsoft Windows 11 Download

You can either download the ISO image files for Windows 11 and then use them to install/upgrade a PC to Windows 11, or use the Installation Assistant to upgrade your PC to the latest version available.

You can download a Windows 11 ISO using 3 methods:

  • Use the direct links provided below
  • Via Microsoft’s official website
  • Through the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool

Windows 11 Direct Download Links

Windows 11 Version 22H2 (Complete Changelog Here)

Download Windows 11 ISO Files (64-bit Official Links) 1  Windows 11 22H2 English 64-bit.ISO (5.2 GiB, 607 hits)

To download Windows 11 22H2 in more languages, refer to this post.

Windows 11 Version 21H2

Download Windows 11 ISO Files (64-bit Official Links) 1  Windows 11 64-bit English ISO (5.1 GiB, 3,786 hits)

Download Windows 11 ISO Files (64-bit Official Links) 1  Windows 11 64-bit German ISO (5.1 GiB, 1,305 hits)

Download Windows 11 ISO Files (64-bit Official Links) 1  Windows 11 64-bit French ISO (5.1 GiB, 1,325 hits)

Your download should begin immediately once you click on the link given.

These ISO files include the following editions of Windows 11:

  • Windows 11 Home
  • Windows 11 Home N
  • Windows 11 Home Single Language
  • Windows 11 Education
  • Windows 11 Education N
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows 11 Pro Education

You will have the option to select the edition during the installation phase.

Download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft Website

You can also download Windows 11 ISO files directly from Microsoft’s website, with even more language options. You can download the operating system in any of the following 37 languages:

  1. Arabic
  2. Brazilian Portuguese
  3. Bulgarian
  4. Chinese Simplified
  5. Chinese Traditional
  6. Croatian
  7. Czech
  8. Danish
  9. Dutch
  10. English
  11. English International
  12. Estonian
  13. Finnish
  14. French Canadian
  15. German
  16. Greek
  17. Hebrew
  18. Hungarian
  19. Italian
  20. Japanese
  21. Korean
  22. Latvian
  23. Lithuanian
  24. Norwegian
  25. Polish
  26. Portuguese
  27. Romanian
  28. Russian
  29. Serbian Latin
  30. Slovak
  31. Slovenian
  32. Spanish
  33. Spanish (Mexico)
  34. Swedish
  35. Thai
  36. Turkish
  37. Ukrainian

Here is how you can download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft.

Note: This method will automatically download the latest version of Windows 11 available at this time.

  1. Open Microsoft’s Windows 11 download page in any web browser.

  2. Scroll down to the page and select “Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)” from the drop-down menu under Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) and then click Download.

    Select ISO to download
    Select ISO to download
  3. Next, select the language you wish to download Windows 11 from the drop-down menu and then click Confirm.

    Select language
    Select language
  4. Now, click the 64-bit download button, and your Windows 11 ISO download should now begin.

    begin download 1
    Begin downloading

Download Windows 11 ISO using Media Creation Tool

Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool (MCT) allows you to create bootable devices, and download standalone ISO images of their operating systems. Microsoft has also introduced a Media Creation Tool for Windows 11 that you can use to download a Windows 11 ISO file. Here is how:

Note: This method will automatically download the latest version of Windows 11 available at this time.

  1. Download the Windows 11 Media Creation tool and then run the file.

  2. You will now see a new window for MCT. Accept the license terms.

    MCT accept
    Accept licensing terms
  3. Before proceeding further, verify the pre-determined details for the machine you are downloading the ISO for. If you are downloading the ISO file to another computer, we suggest that you uncheck the box next to “Use the recommended options for this PC” and select the language you wish to download Windows 11 version 2022 in.

    Once done, click Next.

    MCT next
    Proceed by clicking Next
  4. Now select the ISO file radio button to download the file and then click Next.

    Select ISO and proceed
  5. You will now need to choose where you wish to download the ISO image. Select a volume with ample free/available space and click Save. The Media Creation Tool will now begin your download.

    MCT downloading
    ISO downloading
  6. Once the download finishes, click Finish to close the tool. You may find that the software then performs a setup cleanup. You can ignore this and let it run in the background.

    MCT finish 1
    Close the tool

Now that you have downloaded the Windows 11 ISO image, you may proceed to the next phase: Creating a bootable device.

How to Upgrade to the Latest Windows 11 Version

If you do not wish to perform a clean installation of Windows 11 and download the ISO, you can also upgrade your current OS to the latest Windows 11 version available through Windows Update or through the Installation Assistant.

Upgrade to Windows 11 Through Windows Update

If you want to upgrade your device to Windows 11 from a Windows 10 PC, you must first meet the minimum system requirements. If your device does qualify, you can then check if you have received a Windows 11 upgrade option by navigating to the following (In Windows 10):

Settings app >> Update & Security >> Windows Update

If you are already on an older Windows 11 version and want to update to a newer version, navigate to the following:

Settings app >> Windows Update

Here, click Check for updates on the right side of the window. When the scan finishes, check to see if you have a notification at the top of the top like the one in the image below:

Download and install W10
Download and install Windows 11

If you do see it, simply click Download and Install to begin the upgrade process.

Upgrade to Windows 11 using Installation Assistant

Another way to upgrade your current OS is through the Installation Assistant. This tool needs to be run on the PC you want to upgrade. Please note that Windows 11 installation assistant does not work with ARM-based PCs. For ARM-based devices, you can use the manual download and installation method.

Follow these steps to update today:

Note: This method will update it to the latest version of Windows 11 available at this time.

  1. Download Windows 11 Installation Assistant and execute the package.

  2. First, you will need to download and install the PC Health Check app regardless if you are already running Windows 11. Click Get PC Health Check app.

    Get PC Health Check app
    Get PC Health Check app
  3. The app will now download. Install the PC Health Check app and see if your system meets the requirements.

  4. Once done, return to the Installation Assistant and click Refresh.

    Get PC Health Check app 1
    Refresh the app
  5. Now click Accept and install.

    Accept and install
    Accept terms and begin download
  6. The tool will now begin to download Windows 11. When finished, restart your computer so it can upgrade to the latest version available.

For more details on upgrading to Windows 11, read this Microsoft blog post.

To learn more about the new Windows 11 features, visit Microsoft’s announcement page.

How to Create Bootable Windows 11 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.

You can use Rufus or Ventoy to create a bootable USB flash drive using the ISO image that you have downloaded for Windows 11 in the section above.

Learn how to create a multi-boot USB flash drive with multiple ISO files using Ventoy.

Let us show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 11:

  1. To begin, plug in your USB flash drive (at least 8GB) to your computer and make sure that all your data on the USB is backed up since it requires formatting where all previous data is lost.

  2. Now, download Rufus from their website and install it on your computer. Alternatively, you can also download the portable version which does not need any installation.

    Download Rufus
    Download Rufus
  3. Once downloaded, run Rufus. Select the USB flash drive from the drop-down menu under Device. Then, click Select under Boot selection and navigate to the downloaded Windows 11 version 22H2 ISO file. Leave the rest of the settings to their default values and click Start.

    Configure Rufus and create bootable USB drive
    Configure Rufus and create bootable USB drive
  4. Your Windows 11 bootable USB drive will now be in the making. This step may take a few minutes. 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 installation phase using the guide given below.

Install Windows 11 using ISO Image file

Now that you have created a bootable drive using the ISO file, you can now begin installing Windows 11. Here is how:

  1. First, ensure that your system meets all hardware requirements for Windows 11.

  2. Once ensured, connect the Windows 11 bootable USB drive to the computer you want to install it on. Then turn on/reboot the computer and open its One Time Boot Menu (Usually through the F12, F10, or Esc button).

  3. From there, select External USB drive to boot from the bootable USB.

  4. You will now see a menu such as the one below. Click Next.

    install next
    Proceed with installation
  5. Now click Install Now.

    install now
    Install Windows
  6. On the next screen, click “I don’t have a product key.” Even if you do have one, you can activate the product later after installation.

    install product key
    Proceed without entering key
  7. Now, select the edition that you want to install on this device. When selected, click Next.

    install version
    Select edition to install
  8. On the next window, check the box to accept the license agreement and click Next.

    install accept
    Accept terms
  9. You will now be asked if you want to upgrade your existing OS or perform a custom installation. Since this is a clean and fresh Windows 11 22H2 installation, we will be selecting Custom.

    install custom
    Custom installation
  10. Next, you need to create the partitions on your hard drive. Once done, select the volume you wish to install the operating system on and click Next.

    install partitions
    Begin installation
  11. Windows 11 will now begin installing on your device. This step may take a few minutes and your device may reboot a few times.

    Further ahead in the process, you will be asked to configure your PC through several Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) screens. Proceed with the on-screen instructions and configure your PC, and you will have successfully installed Windows 11.

Learn how to install Windows 11 without an internet connection or without a Microsoft account.

Once it finishes, you will be logged into your user account on the all-new Windows 11 PC! You can now begin installing the relevant software and customizing it according to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to purchase Windows 11?

Currently, you cannot purchase Windows 11 through a license directly. However, you can purchase a device that comes preinstalled with Windows 11 or a Windows 10 device that is eligible for an automatic update.

Can I upgrade my PC to Windows 11?

Yes, you can upgrade it through Windows Update, provided your system meets the minimum hardware requirements. Certain features of Windows 11 require additional hardware like TPM 2.0 and secure boot. You will need to ensure your PC compatibility with Windows 11 requirements to enjoy all features of Windows 11.

The minimum requirements are to ensure you can run the software. Higher end PCs will be more efficient. Additional requirements may apply over time and for updates.

How long does it take to download Windows 11?

The Windows 11 ISO file is 5.12 GB in size. It can take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes to download depending upon your internet speed.

How long will it take to install Windows 11?

Normally it takes 15 to 30 minutes to install Windows 11, depending upon your hardware specifications.

Can I continue to use Windows 10?

Although upgrading to Windows 11 is free for Windows 10 users, you can continue using Windows 10 if you don’t want to upgrade. Microsoft will release Windows 10 updates until October 14, 2025.

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).


  1. Joel Hackman says:

    I use Asus TUF Dash F15 2021 gaming laptop. When I start windows installation and get to choosing where to install windows, no device is seen. Any help?

  2. Is this the latest build of windows 11 that would normally be offered on their site? Microsoft direct link doesn’t work half the time, so the download links you offer here are the latest build right?

    1. Yes, they are the latest builds. The download links are directly from Microsoft. We don’t offer any downloads from our own servers.

  3. My pc showing upgrade to windows 11
    what will be the size if I upgrade to windows 11
    how much will it consume

    1. That depends on your current Windows configuration. The Windows 11 ISO is around 5GB but that includes many editions. Most likely, you will upgrade to your existing edition, and only files for that edition will be downloaded and updated.

  4. Manas Jyoti Das says:

    While going to install, from install menu, when setup, it shows error “F:/sources/wim” Is missing. Restart your setup or contact developer.
    What should I do?

    1. It seems like the ISO you downloaded is corrupt. Please re-download the ISO file and try again.

  5. himanshu mehra says:

    bro my pc needs guid not mbr
    so i can’t burn my usb into guid if size is more then 4GB which is not supportable for Fat32

    any option which help me to upgrade my window 11

    1. Mr. I.T. By Me. says:

      What You Have To Do Is Split Your .WIM in to a SWM File and Replace You .WIM File With It And Then Your Good.

  6. Vinod Kumar N says:

    Can we install any other application on windows 11 OS like, MSOffice, Adobe family, etc ?

    1. Almost all application that work in Windows 10 will also work in Windows 11 including Microsoft Office, Adobe apps etc.

  7. Please give me direct download link Windows 11 in Russian.

  8. Win11Geek says:

    Windows 11 Installation assistant 21H2 Build 1.4.19041.1285

    Windows 11 Media Creation Tool 21H2 (Build 22000.194)

    Windows 11 ISO 21H2 (Build 22000.194)

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