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.

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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 clean install Windows 11 on your PC with or without an Internet connection and with a local account or Microsoft account.


It is required to be connected to the Internet if you want to set up a Microsoft account during Windows Setup.

It is not required to be connected to the Internet if you want to set up a local account during Windows Setup.


If 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 Enter your Windows 11 product key, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

You can 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.

If you do not have a product key available right now, then you can click/tap on the I don't have a product key link to be able to manually activate Windows 11 later when you do have a product key.

If you wanted to select an edition of Windows 11 to install, then click/tap on the I don't have a product key link. You can manually activate Windows 11 later after the Windows 11 installation has finished.

If you want to activate with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account, then click/tap on the I don't have a product key link, and add your Microsoft account at step 20 below.

You will not be asked to enter a product key if installing Windows 11 Enterprise. You will need to manually activate later after installation has finished.

If this is an OEM PC that has a valid product key embedded in its UEFI firmware chip, then you will not be prompted to enter a product key. Windows 11 will automatically use the embedded product key if its valid for the edition being installed. If needed, you can change the product key after installation has finished.


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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.

If no drives can be found during Windows 11 or Windows 10 installation (Intel 11th Generation processors)


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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.(No longer works)

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 go to step 21D to set up a local account. (see bottom screenshot)

If you don't have an Internet connection and none of the above worked for you, then press the Shift + F10 keys to open a command prompt. Copy and paste the OOBE\BYPASSNRO command into the command prompt, and press Enter. This will restart the computer, and take you back to step 13. You should then be able to click/tap on I don't have internet when you get back to this step, and go to step 21D to set up a local account. (see bottom screenshot)


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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 Click/tap on Sign in if you selected Set up for personal use at step 18, and 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. (see screenshot below)

This account will be an administrator account.

Having to click/tap on Sign in is now required starting with Windows 11 build 22616.


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

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

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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)​

You will be able to change these privacy settings at anytime in Windows 11.

- Enable or Disable Location Services in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Find My Device in Windows 11
- Change Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Tailored Experiences in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Advertising ID for Personalized Ads in Apps in Windows 11


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

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

You can change your device usage options at any time in Windows 11.


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K) Scan the QR code with your Android phone to link it if wanted, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)​


Click/tap on Skip instead if you do not want to link an Android phone.

This option is only available starting with Windows 11 build 22567.


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L) Click/tap on the Only save files to this PC link or Next depending on if you want to use OneDrive or not. (see screenshot below)​

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M) 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 screenshot below)​

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N) 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 specific fake email address ("fake@fake.com"), and 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)​

You will be able to change these privacy settings at anytime in Windows 11.

- Enable or Disable Location Services in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Find My Device in Windows 11
- Change Diagnostic Data Settings in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Improve Inking and Typing in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Tailored Experiences in Windows 11
- Enable or Disable Advertising ID for Personalized Ads in Apps in Windows 11


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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 the correct time zone, date, and time is set.

24 Install any needed drivers for your devices.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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No - it will always reduce size of Windows partition to make space to install Winre.

There is no advantage in putting recover partition after a data partition. Attempting to do so can lead to winre being disabled if you do not do it correctly.

So order should be

1 EFI
2 MSR (hidden)
3 OS system (C drive)
4 Recovery partition
5 Data partition
Does this mean that manually customizing with diskpart at the beginning of the installation will be useless because it will always reduce the portion of the Windows partition?
 

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Does this mean that manually customizing with diskpart at the beginning of the installation will be useless because it will always reduce the portion of the Windows partition?
It depends. But in the end, why bother - just delete all partitions during installation except data partition and let Windows sort it out.
 

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@Brink - thank you for the guide!

I followed all the steps but couldn't install the local admin option.

I have a work laptop and my employer gave me a replacement and said I can keep the old one.

The Windows 10 Pro key is in the firmware. I tried both Windows 10 and 11, and in both cases, I can't skip the Internet connection requirement.

Tried Windows 11 in a few ways, but nothing works. USB that I use has the recent ISO that I installed with Rufus. The install offers only Windows 11 Pro. None of the commands allow getting to the Local Admin portion. Can you help? Thank you.
 

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I followed all the steps but couldn't install the local admin option.
What happened when you used the given procedure in the yellow box after Step 16 and then moved on to Step 21D?

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What happened when you used the given procedure in the yellow box after Step 16 and then moved on to Step 21D?

Denis

Hey Denis,

- When I try OOBE\BYPASSNRO, the laptop reboots and comes back to the exact same state. There isn't "I don't have internet" or "Continue with limited setup"
- When I close the "Network Connection Flow" via Shift + F10 > taskmgr, the installation is trying to re-connect to the internet
- If I connect, the only way I can log in is via work account, which I don't want

I did about 10 clean install attempts, but can't get the local admin installed.
 

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Hello @urartu99, :-)

Are you able to use the notes in step 21 to enter the fake email address and password for a Microsoft account to then be able to set up a local account?

Clean Install Windows 11 Tutorial

If all else fails, you can:

1) Create a local account after the installation has finished.

2) Make the new local account an administrator.

3) Sign out of the Microsoft account.

4) Sign in to the new local account.

5) Delete the Microsoft account.
 

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Hey @Brink!

Nice avatar :)

If I enter an email address with a non-work domain, I can't proceed.

My concern with using the work email is that I won't be able to create the local admin account as I probably won't be an admin (Group Policy, etc.).

I did a clean install on laptops for 15+ years, and this is the first I can't make it work.
 

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Hey @Brink!

Nice avatar :)

If I enter an email address with a non-work domain, I can't proceed.

My concern with using the work email is that I won't be able to create the local admin account as I probably won't be an admin (Group Policy, etc.).

I did a clean install on laptops for 15+ years, and this is the first I can't make it work.
Are you able to set up with your Microsoft account, and then set up a local account as detailed above afterwards?
 

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If I am not an Admin after logging in with work email, can I create the local account and make it Admin?

I am now working on the above steps. Thank you.
 

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What happened when you used the given procedure in the yellow box after Step 16 and then moved on to Step 21D?
When I try OOBE\BYPASSNRO ...

That not what that section of the tutorial advises.

Anyway, Brink's here now.

Best of luck,
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@Try3 - could you please specify what I did wrong?

I double-checked and couldn't find a step that I missed.

I am currently installing the work account. It already applied "security policies" so I will see how much I could do once the install is complete:

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I was expecting you to use this
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The command you mentioned [OOBE\BYPASSNRO] was one to follow up with only if the above did not work.

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I tried those earlier (read on another forum), and they didn't work.

However, I didn't mention it here, as they relate to Windows 11 Home, and my install was only proposing Windows 11 Pro.
 

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Hey @Brink

The install is stuck on "Apps (2 of 7 installed)" for more than an hour. I will give it a little bit more time and cancel it.

Please let me know if you can think of any other options (e.g. somehow remove the product key from the firmware, force a new product key re-entry, make the required changes in the "Audit Mode", etc). Thank you.
 

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urartu99

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I did make it work:

1. Downloaded Windows 10 1709
2. Installed with Local Admin, as 1709 doesn't insist on internet
3. Upgraded to the latest Windows 11 using the Install Assistant (the auto-upgrade won't show up).
 

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stonecherub

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My Gigabyte mobo has two M.2 sticks, one has my copy of Win 10 and the other is empty but was rejected on install because the partition table was not GPT. How do I change it? Can this be done during install?
 

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    CPU
    Intel i5-12600K LGA 1200 CPU
    Motherboard
    GigaByte Z690 UD DDR4 mobo
    Memory
    64 Gb Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 5500 XT Video Card
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    2 LG and Samsung 32" displays

Brink

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My Gigabyte mobo has two M.2 sticks, one has my copy of Win 10 and the other is empty but was rejected on install because the partition table was not GPT. How do I change it? Can this be done during install?

Hello stonecherub, and welcome. :-)

If you don't need anything on the M.2 you want to clean install on, you can delete it like in step 11 until it shows as unallocated.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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Hi Shawn, does this statement
"Temporarily disconnect all non OS hard drives until Windows installation has finished for the following reasons:"
include M.2 drives?
It's easy enough to not install on the wrong drive but I really don't want W11 Setup messing with the others.
Thank you
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ME/Hemi
    CPU
    Intel i7 11700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z590-A
    Memory
    Crucial 32GB DDR4 3200mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3070 FTW3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Realtek S1220A 7.1 DTS:X Ultra
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus 27in HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 UHD
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate FireCuda M.2 PCIe 4x4, 2 Intel SSD & 3 WD HDD
    (*=12TB)
    PSU
    EVGA 220G3750
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A
    Keyboard
    EVGA Z12
    Mouse
    Razer Deathadder v2
    Internet Speed
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Brink

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Hi Shawn, does this statement
"Temporarily disconnect all non OS hard drives until Windows installation has finished for the following reasons:"
include M.2 drives?
It's easy enough to not install on the wrong drive but I really don't want W11 Setup messing with the others.
Thank you

It does indeed. Thank you Denis. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2,
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Motorola MB8611 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1
    CPU
    i7-1065G7 3.9 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR4-3200
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3" 4K UWVA AMOLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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