Windows Media Creation Tool: How to Install Windows 11 [Stepwise]

If you want to install Windows 11, Windows Media Creation Tool may be one of the best choices you can apply to. This article will show you how to create Windows Media Creation Tool and how to use it to install Windows 11 step by step.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Will Windows 11 have a Media Creation Tool?

Since Microsoft officially released Windows 11, it has attracted a number of users to experience the newest Windows system. However, the devices should meet the Windows 11 minimum system requirements when you intend to directly upgrade to Windows 11 from Windows 10/8/7. If you don't know whether your computer is compatible with Windows 11, you can use a professional Windows 11 requirements check tool to confirm.

Apart from directly upgrading from current Windows OS, it's wise to create a Windows bootable USB flash drive as a Windows Media Creation Tool Windows 11 to clean install from scratch, and in this way, you can avoid data loss.


What is Windows Media Creation Tool Windows 11?

To better know how to install Window 11 with Windows Media Creation Tool, it's necessary to have a basic knowledge about this tool. Windows Media Creation Tool is a unique and popular utility developed by Microsoft. It can work on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 7 and support both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices. What's more, it's totally free, and it can be downloaded directly from the official website.

With the marvelous Windows 11 Installation Media Creation Tool, you could upgrade your PC or laptop to the newest Windows version. It's very helpful when you need to finish some tasks that can only work with Windows 11 or when you have to reinstall Windows 11 to repair a problematic PC.

How to download Windows 11 Media Creation Tool?

The below contents will show you the detailed steps on creating Windows Media Creation Tool Windows 11 To make the process successful, please make sure the following points have been well prepared:

✎ A steady network connection. How long it will take depends on the internet speed or other factors.
✎ A PC with enough free space. There must have enough free space on the system drive for the installation files. The more, the better.
✎ A USB flash drive with at least 8GB of free space. It's suggested by Microsoft that a blank USB is more recommended because all data on it will be erased in the course of the process.

Step 1. Connect the prepared USB with your PC. Download the Windows 11 media creation tool to make a bootable USB.


Step 2. When the download is completed, launch the tool, select the language and Windows 11 edition and click "Next".


Step 3. In "Windows 11 Setup" window, choose "USB flash drive" option and select "Next".


Step 4. Select the USB flash drive and start the download process.


Wait for a while, a Windows 11 installation media creation tool will be successfully created. Now, you can follow the next part to begin Windows 11 installation.

How to install Windows 11 with Media Creation Tool Windows 11

Step 1. Insert the USB to you computer and restart it. When entering the BIOS/UEFI interface, move the USB to the first in the boot sequence list.


Step 2. Restart the computer again, and your computer will boot from the USB.

Step 3. Then you will see the Windows 11 installation interface. Select the correct parameters and click "Next".


Step 4. Click the "Install now".


Step 5. Now, please enter your product key. If not, please click "I don't have a product key" to skip it.


Step 6. Select an edition you plan on installing and hit "Next".


Step 7. In the new window, read carefully and select "Custom: Install Windows only(advanced)".


Step 8. Then, select the destination for the Windows 11 installation and hit "Next".


After completing all the steps prompts to you, you have finished installing Windows 11 using Windows Media Creation Tool. Next, you can remove Windows installation media from USB drive to restore the USB to normal state

Bonus reading: How to Create a Windows 11 Portable USB Drive?

Now, you have known how to use use Windows Media Creation Tool to install Windows 11. If you think it is complicated or you just want to experience Windows 11 and don't want to lose your current Windows system, you might as well try creating a Windows 11 portable USB stick. This lets you carry it around and run Windows 11 without installation anytime and anywhere.

Only one thing you need to notice is to use a reliable tool to make it because Windows built-in utilities don't have this function. Here I recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to you. With this powerful software, you can install a full Windows 11 on a USB flash drive or other external hard drives. Besides, it supports booting a Windows system on a Mac book.

Download the demo now to see how to create a Windows 11 portable USB drive:

Free DownloadWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Prepare a USB drive which is at least 13 GB. If there are important files on it, please make a backup in advance.
Download Windows 11 ISO file on your current computer from the official website, if you are running on Windows 11 computer, just skip it.

Step 1. Plug the USB drive and make sure it is detected by your computer.

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


Step 3. Choose "Create Windows To Go for personal computer" and click "Next". If you want to boot Windows from USB on Mac, you can choose the second option.


Step 4. Select a way to create Windows To Go. Choose the first option and click the folder icon to select Windows 11 ISO file manually.

If you forget to download the file beforehand, you can get it by clicking the link. After that, click "Next" to continue.
If your current system is Windows 11, you can choose the second option. Then, click "Next".


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


Step 6. Read the warning carefully, and then click "Yes" to begin.


In a few minutes, you will get a Windows 11 portable USB drive. Any time when you want to use Windows 11, just plug the USB with the target computer, change the boot order and boot from the USB, then you will get into Windows 11 system.


Now, you can conclude that Windows Media Creation Tool Windows 11 is really useful to perform a clean install Windows 11 or other Windows system. In this passage, we also introduce you how to create a portable Window OS with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

With this software, you can benefit a lot, for example, you could "Migrate OS to SSD" to improve your computer performance or experience your system on another PC; if you want to make a backup of your whole hard drive, you are able to "clone hard drive to USB flash drive" safely and easily.

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.