[Stepwise] How to Burn Windows 11 ISO to USB?

This passage will focus on how to burn Windows 11 ISO to USB step by step. Follow the below tutorial, you can get a portable Windows 11 bootable USB drive easily.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Can I burn Windows ISO to USB?

"I have a Windows 11 ISO image that I want to burn to a USB which I would like to use to boot a PC. However, I have found no tools to do so. Any help on how to burn Windows 11 ISO to USB would be appreciated."

Windows 11 operating system is the newest release of Microsoft. According to the feedback from Windows 11 users, the favorable features and versatile functions give them a positive experience. If you are one of those who want to enjoy the Windows 11 operating system, you must have searched much information on the Internet about how to make it.

As the demonstration from Microsoft official, you have three choices:
▣ You can directly upgrade to Windows 11 if your current computer has met the minimum system requirements for Windows 11.
▣ You can install Windows 11 by using the Windows creation media tool to create a Windows 11 installation media (like CD, DVD or USB flash drive), which can help you bypass the system requirements.
▣ You can burn the Win 11 ISO to USB drive to create a portable Windows 11 bootable USB flash drive so that you can enjoy Windows 11 on any device without reinstalling. This is the main content that will be shown to you.

Benefits of burning Windows 11 ISO to USB

Compared with upgrading to Windows 11 directly and installing Windows 11 from installation media, burning Win 11 ISO to USB has the following two main advantages:

✎ To enjoy Windows 11 more easily. You don't need to upgrade your computer to meet the Windows 11 system requirements and can experience Windows 11 operating OS.

✎ To make a portable Windows 11 USB. With it, you can carry it anywhere and boot into Windows 11 anytime and anywhere.

How to burn Windows 11 ISO to USB step by step?

Burning Windows 11 ISO file to USB is not so easy as copying the exact file to USB, if you use the wrong way or make a mistake during the process, you are likely to create a faulty USB or fail to make it. Therefore, please be very careful with every operation.

To create Windows 11 boot USB, you just need to finish two steps: Download the Windows 11 ISO file and burn it to the USB using a reliable tool. Now, let's see it in detail.

Part 1. Download Windows 11 ISO

If you don't have downloaded the Windows 11 ISO file, you can get it from Microsoft official website.

1. First, go to Microsoft download page for Windows 11, under "Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)" and select "Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)" from the drop-down menu.

2. Next, click the Download button and choose a language for the Windows installation, then click Confirm to begin the download.


Part 2. Burn Windows 11 ISO to USB

Microsoft has made it easier to create a bootable Windows USB by using a built-in Windows To Go feature. However, it doesn't support making Windows 11 bootable USB. Here, we'll introduce you a popular and practical tool called AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard to burn Win 11 ISO to USB effortlessly.

This software is compatible with almost all versions of Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7. Besides, it doesn't require a certified USB drive and the USB with 13GB capacity is enough. Now, you can download the freeware and see how to burn Windows 11 ISO to USB.

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Step 1. Plug the USB drive into a USB 3.0 port on the computer. Make sure it is detected by your PC.

Step 2. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. Then click "Tools" and "Windows To Go Creator" on the top menu.


Step 3. Choose "Create Windows To Go for personal computer" and click "Next".


Step 4. Choose the first option "Create Windows To Go with system disc/ISO". Click the folder icon to select ISO manually. After that, click "Next" to continue.


Step 5. Select the USB drive as target and click "Proceed".


Step 6. Read the prompt carefully, and then click "Yes".


How to boot from the Windows 11 USB?

After everything is done, insert the USB drive into the computer you want to use Windows 11, enter BIOS to change boot order and then you can boot from the bootable Windows 11 USB.

Step 1. Connect the Windows 11 To Go USB drive to your device. Boot the computer and press F10, F2, F12, F1, or DEL to enter BIOS/UEFI Setup.

Step 2. Select the USB Device and hit the "Enter" key to boot from the Windows 11 USB drive. Then, you can begin to the Windows tour.


Final words

Now, you have known how to burn Windows 11 ISO to USB. With AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can easily create a portable Windows 11 bootable USB. If you want to Create Windows To Go with the current system, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. At the same time, you can enjoy many other advanced features: migrate OS to SSD, allocate free space from one partition to another, check SSD speed, wipe the hard drive clean, etc.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.