Installation and Upgrade Clean Install Windows 11

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Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.

A clean install of Windows 11 will wipe out everything on the drive you select to install Windows 11 on giving you a completely new default installation of Windows 11.

Windows 11 minimum system requirements:

If you’d like to see if your current PC meets the minimum requirements, download and run the PC Health Check app.


This tutorial will show you step by step on how to do a clean install of Windows 11 with UEFI or Legacy BIOS on your PC.


When you set up a Microsoft account during Windows Setup, your user profile folder in the "C:\Users" folder will be named with the first 5 characters of the email address used for your Microsoft account.

If you are someone that cares what the name of your user profile folder is in the "C:\Users" folder, then you will want to set up a local account during Windows Setup so your user profile folder will have the same name you give as the local account name. When Windows 11 has finished installing, you can switch to a Microsoft account from the local account (if wanted) without the user profile folder name getting changed.




Here's How:

1 If you have not already, you will need to create a bootable Windows 11 installation USB that supports UEFI mode.

2 Temporarily disconnect all non OS hard drives until Windows installation has finished for the following reasons:
  • To avoid you mistakenly deleting or formatting the wrong disk or drive.
  • To prevent Windows Setup from installing the boot configuration files (bootloader) to a different connected hard drive instead of on the disk Windows will be installed on.
3 Boot to the UEFI firmware settings for your motherboard, and enable UEFI or disable Legacy BIOS (CSM) mode.

Usually it will be set to UEFI mode by default if supported. You may need to read your PC's or motherboard's manual for its specific instructions on how to change this setting.


4 Boot from the Windows 11 installation USB flash drive on your computer.

5 Select your language, time and currency, and keyboard or input method preferences, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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6 Click/tap on the Install Now button to start Windows Setup for the installation. (see screenshot below)

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7 Since Windows 11 is not officially released yet, click/tap on the I don't have a product key link. (see screenshot below)

You can also enter an official Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 retail product key (OEM keys will not work) not currently used to activate Windows on another PC, and click/tap on Next to activate Windows 11.


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8 If you clicked on I don't have a product key in step 7 above, then select the Windows 11 edition you want to install, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

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9 Check the I accept the Microsoft Software License Terms box, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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10 Click/tap on the Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) option. (see screenshot below)

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11 Perform one of the following actions to select a drive or disk to install Windows 11 on: (see screenshots below)
  • Delete all partitions on the Drive # (ex: Drive 0) you want to install Windows 11 until that Drive # shows only as one Unallocated Space, select the unallocated space, and click/tap on Next.
  • Select a Primary or unallocated partition on a drive you want to install Windows 11, Delete the partition/volume if not already unallocated, click/tap on OK to confirm, and click/tap on Next.
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12 The installation of Windows 11 will now begin. (see screenshots below)

During the installation process, your screen may flash and the computer will restart a few times.


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13 Select your country or region (ex: "United States"), and click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

If you would like to set up this PC to have an OOBE (Out-of-box Experience) so another user/owner can pick up at this step to finish setting up Windows on the PC with their own account and preferences the next time the PC it turned on, then:

1. Press the Shift + F10 keys when you see the screenshot below to open a command prompt.
2. Type C:\Windows\System32\shutdown -s -t 0 -f into the command prompt, and press Enter to shut down Windows.



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14 Select the keyboard layout (ex: "US") you want, and click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

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15 Select Add layout or Skip depending on if you want to add a second keyboard layout or not. (see screenshot below)

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16 Windows Setup will now check for an Internet connection. If an Internet connection is not detected, it will prompt you to connect and select an Ethernet network and/or setup and connect to a wireless network (if available), and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)

If installing a Windows 11 Home edition with an Internet connection, see the note box under step 21A if you want to set up a local account instead of a Microsoft account.

If installing a Windows 11 Home edition and you currently do not have an Internet connection available, you can press the Alt + F4 keys to bypass not be able to continue Windows Setup without an Internet connection, and go to step 21D to set up a local account. (see top screenshot below) (No longer available since build 22000.132)

If installing a Windows 11 Home edition and you currently do not have an Internet connection available, press the Shift + F10 keys to open a command prompt. Copy and paste the taskkill /F /IM oobenetworkconnectionflow.exe command into the command prompt, and press Enter. Close the command prompt, and continue at step 21D to set up a local account.

If installing a Windows 11 Pro or Education edition and you currently do not have an Internet connection available, click/tap on I don't have Internet and Continue with limited setup, and go to step 21D to set up a local account. (see bottom two screenshots below)


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17 Type a name you want for the PC, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

You can always rename the PC at anytime if needed.

Your PC name cannot have more then 15 characters.

Your PC name cannot have spaces or any of the following special characters: " /\ [] : | <> + + ; , ?


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18 If you are installing a Windows 11 Pro edition, select Set up for personal use (home PC) or Set up for work or school (domain) for how you would like to set up this device, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

You will not see this step if installing a Windows 11 Home edition. Go to step 19 instead.

If you are installing a Windows 11 Education edition, go directly to step 19 instead.



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19 Go to the step below depending on if your want to set up a local account or Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 11 with.

This account will be an administrator account.



20 To Set Up Windows 11 with a Microsoft Account

For more details about a Microsoft account, see: Microsoft account | Microsoft Docs


A) Type in the email address for your Microsoft account, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)​

If you do not have a Microsoft account and would like to use one, click/tap on the Create one link to create a new Microsoft account.


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B) Type in the password for your Microsoft account, and click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)​

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C) If you have two-step verification turned on for your Microsoft account, select how (ex: email or text) you would like to get a code sent to you. (see screenshots below)​

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D) Provide any other required information based on how you selected to get a code, and click/tap on Send code. (see screenshot below)​

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E) Enter the code you received from Microsoft, and click/tap on Verify. (see screenshot below)​

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F) Click/tap on Create PIN. (see screenshot below)​

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G) Enter a PIN you want to use to sign in with, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​

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H) Select Set up as new device, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

You can select to restore your settings, preferences, Microsoft Store apps, and synced OneDrive files from another device instead of setting up as a new device.


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I) Turn On (default) or Off the privacy settings you want, and click/tap on Accept when finished. (see screenshots below)​

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J) Check all the ways you plan to use this device, and click/tap on Accept. (see screenshots below)​

Click/tap on Skip instead if you do not want to select (check) any device usages.


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K) Select Back up my files with OneDrive or Don't back up my files depending on if you want to use OneDrive or not, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshots below)​

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L) If prompted to "Try premium Office apps for free with Microsoft 365", click/tap on No, thanks or Try for free for what you want. (see screenshots below)​

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M) Go to step 22.​


21 To Set Up Windows 11 with a Local Account

For more details about a local account, see: Local account | Microsoft Docs:


A) Click/tap on the Sign-in options link. (see top 2 screenshots below)​

If installing a Windows 11 Home edition with an Internet connection, follow the steps below instead: (see bottom 4 screenshots below)

1) Enter this fake email address (ex: "fake@fake.com"), click/tap on Next.
2) Enter a fake password, and click/tap on Sign in.
3) Click/tap on Next when you see Oops, something went wrong.
4) Select Don't sign in with a Microsoft account, and click/tap on Next
5) Go to step 21D.


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B) Perform one of the following actions depending on which Windows 11 edition you are installing: (see screenshots below)​
  • If a Windows 11 Pro edition and you selected Set up for personal use at step 18, click/tap on Offline account.
  • If a Windows 11 Pro edition and you selected Set up for work or school at step 18, click/tap on Domain join instead.
  • If a Windows 11 Education edition, click/tap on Domain join instead.
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C) Click/tap on the Skip for now link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)​

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D) Enter a user name you want for this local account, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

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E) Enter a password you want for this local account, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

If you do not want this local account to have a password, leave the password field empty, click/tap on Next, and go to step J below.


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F) Enter the password again to confirm, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

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G) Select a security question (1 of 3) you want from the drop menu, type your answer, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

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H) Select a security question (2 of 3) you want from the drop menu, type your answer, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

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I) Select a security question (3 of 3) you want from the drop menu, type your answer, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)​

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J) Turn On (default) or Off the privacy settings you want, and click/tap on Accept when finished. (see screenshots below)​

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22 When the clean install has finished, you will be on your desktop in Windows 11 with the Start menu open. (see screenshots below)

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23 Make sure that you have the correct time zone, date, and time set.

24 Install any needed drivers for your devices.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I clean installed on the main machine by doing a change on the install :)
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Tutorial updated to add step 17 for the new W11 Insider build.

One thing that is definitely cool in Win11 clean installs is that you get to name the PC during the setup phase, versus having a generic name assigned that you have to later change and then reboot to have it take.
 

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Hello Shawn Mate what happens to the activation key stuff if I am installing the insider dev version do I just skip that stage or what?
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Hello Shawn Mate what happens to the activation key stuff if I am installing the insider dev version do I just skip that stage or what?
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Hello John, :)

It depends on if you have digital activation for W11 or not.

If you do, you could skip entering a product key, and set up the Microsoft account during setup that is linked to the digital activation.
 

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Ok I might just skip for the time being as I have to see whether or to my main desktop will accept Windows 11 as it does have an Ivy Bridge CPU which I think could handle OS. Currently waiting for a TPM module I managed to find on eBay only problem is that it has to come from New Zealand.
As well just how do you get that digital activation for Windows 11??

As a matter of interest why do they insist on the later CPU's as my Ivy Bridge seems to handle anything I throw at it??
 

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Ok I might just skip for the time being as I have to see whether or to my main desktop will accept Windows 11 as it does have an Ivy Bridge CPU which I think could handle OS. Currently waiting for a TPM module I managed to find on eBay only problem is that it has to come from New Zealand.
As well just how do you get that digital activation for Windows 11??

As a matter of interest why do they insist on the later CPU's as my Ivy Bridge seems to handle anything I throw at it??

I did a clean install of Windows 11 (using 22000.51) on a machine that had a digital license. It activated online automatically.
 

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As a matter of interest why do they insist on the later CPU's as my Ivy Bridge seems to handle anything I throw at it??
This is just speculation, but it may be for a supported security feature by CPU.
 

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This is just speculation, but it may be for a supported security feature by CPU.
I agree.. it's not about processor performance it's about the security features built into the processor. I opted to go from the Ryzen 3 2200G to the 3200G and they perform the same but the security features in the 3200G are greater than the 2200G
 

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Ok Shawn well to be honest I am not that savvy enough to understand all that as I am of the thought that having TPM and a good security suite plus Windows security stuff would cover all that. It is a shame because the CPU is working really well. :(
 

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Sometimes you may encounter a problem on step 11: select a drive to install Windows 11. The drive you selected is refused because the installer detects is as write protected (read-only). This strange situation happened with my new SSD Samsung 870 EVO when I tried to make a clear Windows 11 22000.160 installation; at the same time Macrium Reflect was able to write a previously saved image on this SSD without problem.

How to solve: open Command Prompt (Shift+F10) and launch the Diskpart
Code:
DISKPART> list disk
(Diskpart shows the list of available disks, for example, you need Disk 0)
DISKPART> select disk 0
DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly
Then return to previous Installer screen and select Custom install again, this should solve the problem (if not, use Diskpart to delete all volumes and partitions; you can also create a new partition, volume and use a quick format to be sure that drive is no longer write protected). Then exit Diskpart, close command prompt and continue the installation.
 

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The alt+f4 trick to get to enter a local account does not seem to work if trying to install W11 Home in Hyper-V as a Hyper-V vm does not respond to alt+f4 on my laptop.


So I tried going through oobe again natively rather than in vm but alt+f4 still did not work.

I tried shift+altf4 as well.

I know it is not keyboard drivers as I am using it ok on oobe.
 

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I dont think you need any trick to get to it. It should be visible in the list during installation. It's a bit hidden so scroll down.
 

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The alt+f4 trick to get to enter a local account does not seem to work if trying to install W11 Home in Hyper-V as a Hyper-V vm does not respond to alt+f4 on my laptop.


So I tried going through oobe again natively rather than in vm but alt+f4 still did not work.

I tried shift+altf4 as well.

I know it is not keyboard drivers as I am using it ok on oobe.
Did you try FN+ALT+F4 ?
 

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During clean install. Can I use OOBE to move my user profile to my 2nd HDD with the same steps as doing it on Windows 10 as seen here:

 
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@Brink, @NavyLCDR, I managed to setup as a local account in Hyper-V.

Something has changed as I did not need to disconnect from internet (I reread tutorial and saw that was no needed if you connect to internet), and after I clicked next on the "oops something went wrong message", it jumped straight to following screen instead. If you compare it with the screen in tutorial, you will see it is similar but not identical - it has advice re. child accounts.

So the steps are simpler now as far as I can tell.

I also tested installing on Host, and it was the same.

I suggest you try it with latest iso, and test if this change is "universal" and update tutorial as required?

cheers



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