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Thanks for the link. Should I partition during install or after using disk management, 200 GB to C active and 250 GB to D. What would they be in MBs?
 

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Thanks for the link. Should I partition during install or after using disk management, 200 GB to C active and 250 GB to D. What would they be in MBs?
I would do it after.
 

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The Windows 11 iso download and install will format the USB flash drive.
Typically Rufus is not needed.
 

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The Windows 11 iso download and install will format the USB flash drive.
Typically Rufus is not needed.

So I don't need to run the iso in rufus as shown in the attachment?
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Unhook all other drives before install
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Alexey2912, Ghot's suggestion is a really good one, but I just wanted to point out that if it's any easier, rather than physically disconnecting other drives your system, the BIOS on a lot of systems allow you to simply disable the SATA ports to which other drives are attached.

In my system, I currently have 6 drives installed so rather than physically unplugging them all when I perform a clean install, I simply disable those ports, install Windows, then re-enable the ports afterwards.

This simply ensures that all partitions and everything associated with the new installation of Windows will end up on the same drive and nothing gets scattered to a different location.

Of course, not all BIOSes have this option, but if present, it can make it easier so you never have to pop the cover on the system.
 

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Alexey2912, Ghot's suggestion is a really good one, but I just wanted to point out that if it's any easier, rather than physically disconnecting other drives your system, the BIOS on a lot of systems allow you to simply disable the SATA ports to which other drives are attached.

In my system, I currently have 6 drives installed so rather than physically unplugging them all when I perform a clean install, I simply disable those ports, install Windows, then re-enable the ports afterwards.

This simply ensures that all partitions and everything associated with the new installation of Windows will end up on the same drive and nothing gets scattered to a different location.

Of course, not all BIOSes have this option, but if present, it can make it easier so you never have to pop the cover on the system.
My laptop has only 1 drive with 2 partitions.......C with W11 and Off and apps. D is empty.

My query still is what should be checked?

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W11 iso can directly be transferred to a usb vs. using refus?
 

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Depends on what you want.

On doing clean installs of Win 11, I have always deleted all partitions on the target drive using the installer, and then allowed the installer to create the partitions it requires.

I have never tried to retain an existing partition.
 

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W11 iso can directly be transferred to a usb vs. using refus?
Rufus can be used to prepare a bootable USB drive. It doesn't literally transfer an ISO to the drive. (Transferring its contents is more accurate, if not necessarily the whole story.)

I have not used Rufus. I usually do prepare the USB drive myself. There's a complication if the ISO includes an install.wim file that is larger than 4GB, as the USB drive must often (not always) be FAT32 to be used to boot a UEFI system. If you use Rufus, it deals with that.
 

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Rufus can be used to prepare a bootable USB drive. It doesn't literally transfer an ISO to the drive. (Transferring its contents is more accurate, if not necessarily the whole story.)

I have not used Rufus. I usually do prepare the USB drive myself. There's a complication if the ISO includes an install.wim file that is larger than 4GB, as the USB drive must often (not always) be FAT32 to be used to boot a UEFI system. If you use Rufus, it deals with that.

Thanks for explaining in depth.
 

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The Microsoft website for the Windows 11 iso will format the USB flash drive and then install the iso.
The end user does not need to prepare the flash drive.

Alternatively you could download the iso to the desktop.
Then use Rufus to prepare the drive for the iso.
These are extra unnecessary steps.

Some end users may want to install Windows on an Apple computer.
This is where Rufus may be needed.
 

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The Microsoft website for the Windows 11 iso will format the USB flash drive and then install the iso.
The end user does not need to prepare the flash drive.

Alternatively you could download the iso to the desktop.
Then use Rufus to prepare the drive for the iso.
These are extra unnecessary steps.

Some end users may want to install Windows on an Apple computer.
This is where Rufus may be needed.

The iso is in a zip format?

Thanks.
 

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Alexey2912

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I downloaded its from Download Windows 11

5.2 GB iso in zip
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspirion 5510
    CPU
    core 17 11th gen
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe
    Keyboard
    Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse – KM7321W
    Browser
    Brave.
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    Edifier speakers. (Thanks to @Edwin).
  • Operating System
    W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    XPS Special Edition
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel® Core i7-11700 processor
    Memory
    32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual channel
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6
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    2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

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The suggested minimum size flash drive is 8 GB.

Some use Ventoy on large size flash drives:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
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Alexey2912

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The suggested minimum size flash drive is 8 GB.

Some use Ventoy on large size flash drives:
Thanks,

Should I transfer the iso zip to a 8+ GB usb drive and it would auto install or unzip firstly its contents and transfer them?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspirion 5510
    CPU
    core 17 11th gen
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD M.2 NVMe
    Keyboard
    Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse – KM7321W
    Browser
    Brave.
    Other Info
    Edifier speakers. (Thanks to @Edwin).
  • Operating System
    W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    XPS Special Edition
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel® Core i7-11700 processor
    Memory
    32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2933 MHz, dual channel
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6
    Hard Drives
    2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
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