Installation and Upgrade Download Official Windows 11 ISO file from Microsoft

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Microsoft has released the ISOs for Windows 11. You can use these ISOs to do a clean installation or in-place upgrade.

This tutorial will show you how to download an official Windows 11 ISO file from Microsoft.


The Flight Hub can also help you keep updated on which Windows 11 builds have an ISO available.



Contents

  • Option One: Download Latest Windows 11 ISO using Media Creation Tool
  • Option Two: Download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft
  • Option Three: Download Windows 11 Insider ISO from Microsoft





OPTION ONE

Download Latest Windows 11 ISO using Media Creation Tool


This will be for a Windows 11 Build 22000.318 ISO file with install.esd.


1 Click/tap on the Download button below, and click/tap on the Download now button at Microsoft's site for Create Windows 11 Installation media. (see screenshot below)


Windows_11_MCT-1.png

2 Save the MediaCreationToolW11.exe file to your desktop, and run it.

Windows_11_MCT-2.png

3 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

4 Click/tap on Accept for the license terms. (see screenshot below)

Windows_11_MCT-3.png

5 Uncheck the Use the recommended options for this PC box. (see screenshot below)

Leaving the Use the recommended options for this PC box checked will have the Media Creation Tool download an ISO that's the same language, edition, and architecture as the current PC.


Windows_11_MCT-4.png

6 Select the Language and Edition you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

The Windows 11 option includes both the Home and Pro editions. The product key you enter during installation (Windows Setup) is what determines which edition gets installed.

Your digital license or product key determines if Home or Pro gets installed during Windows Setup.

If you skip entering a product key during Windows Setup, then you will be prompted to select to install the Home or Pro edition.


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7 Select (dot) ISO file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Windows_11_MCT-5.png

8 Select where you would like to save the ISO file to, type in a name you want for the ISO file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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9 The Windows 11 ISO file will now begin to download. (see screenshot below)

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10 When the download has finished, click/tap on the link where you selected to save the ISO file at to open that location, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

Windows_11_MCT-8.png





OPTION TWO

Download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft


This will be for a Windows 11 Build 22000.194 ISO file with install.wim.


1 Click/tap on the Download button below.


2 Select Windows 11 in the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) drop menu, and click/tap on Download. (see screenshot below)

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3 Select the language (ex: "English") you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)

Download_W11_ISO-2.png

4 Click/tap on the 64-bit Download button. (see screenshot below)

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5 Navigate to and select where (ex: "Desktop") you want to save the ISO file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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OPTION THREE

Download Windows 11 Insider ISO from Microsoft


1 Click/tap on the Download button below to go to the Windows Insider Preview Downloads site by Microsoft below,



2 Select the Windows 11 Insider Preview (Dev Channel) or Windows 11 Insider Preview (Beta Channel) ISO for the build number (ex: "22000.132") you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshots below)

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3 Select the language (ex: "English") you want, and click/tap on Confirm. (see screenshot below)

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4 Click/tap on the 64-bit Download button. (see screenshot below)

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5 Navigate to and select where (ex: "Desktop") you want to save the ISO file, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Just curious but I got an ISO file that's 5.11gig. I downloaded the "Windows 11 Insider Preview (Beta Channel) Build 22000.132" cause I didn't see a Windows 11 "Pro" build.

Am I missing something, and is that file size correct?

Thanks.
 

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I didn't see a Windows 11 "Pro" build.
As with the ISOs for Windows 10, the ISO will contain multiple editions (Pro, Home, etc). Use the tutorial to see which editions the ISO contains.


Which one you install is determined at install time. For an in-place upgrade using the ISO it will install whatever edition you are upgrading from.
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    8GB
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    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
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    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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As with the ISOs for Windows 10, the ISO will contain multiple editions (Pro, Home, etc). Which one you install is determined at install time. For an in-place upgrade using the ISO it will install whatever edition you are upgrading from.

Thanks. And yeah, I'm aware of that as I've downloaded countless ISO's, just never got on that big. Even the UU Dump file wasn't that big, thus my curiosity :eek:

Thanks.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
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    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    100mb
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
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    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro Dev build 22454.1000
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
    Motherboard
    Intel
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    16igg
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    Intel HD 620
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    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
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    2560 x 1440
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    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
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Thanks. And yeah, I'm aware of that as I've downloaded countless ISO's, just never got on that big
ISOs downloaded direct from Microsoft tend to be larger than the ones made by the MCT. They always contain an install.wim rather than the more compact install.esd used by the MCT.
 

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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
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    0T6M8G
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    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

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Thanks. And yeah, I'm aware of that as I've downloaded countless ISO's, just never got on that big. Even the UU Dump file wasn't that big, thus my curiosity :eek:

Thanks.


I believe the last MS ISO (MCT), that fit on a DVD was... Windows 10 Home x64, version 1909
Non-Insider program.
 
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
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    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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I believe the last MS ISO (MCT), that fit on a DVD was... Windows 10 Home x64, version 1909

I don't remember since only used the Media Creation Tool to create the USB install. Never paid attention to size as well since my USB sticks are 16gig minimum. Probably why I'm surprised as I've not created a "DVD" ISO in a while :)

Thanks.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
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    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
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    Cooler Master H500M
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    Logitech Craft
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
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    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
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    Win 11 Pro Dev build 22454.1000
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16igg
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 620
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    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
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So if I download this .132 iso, can I then use uupdmp with the .160 cumulative update + the Microsoft iso to make a new .160 iso? If so, how?
It would be handy to be able to do this.

Or with DISM?
 

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    Samsung 960 Pro 512 GB (OS), Samsung 980 1TB, Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2TB WDC Black
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I don't remember since only used the Media Creation Tool to create the USB install. Never paid attention to size as well since my USB sticks are 16gig minimum. Probably why I'm surprised as I've not created a "DVD" ISO in a while :)

Thanks.


Yeah, I was still trying to hang on to DVDs up until Win 10 v2004. Then I had to switch to ISOs or USB.
Don't ask me why. LOL

I still remember how amazed I was at how much faster a USB stick booted, than a DVD/CD did. :D

I only just switched to USB when Macrium Reflect 8 came out. The MR8 bootable Rescue Media took almost 2 minutes to boot from CD. It took about 7 seconds from USB.
I guess I always trusted DVD/CDs more than USB?
 

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    Win 10 Home 10.0.22000.348 (x64)
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security 2020
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Yeah, I guess we can finally move on from creating DVD installs. That said, I actually was going to create a DVD until I saw the size if this file. I was like WTH. I see I'll be sticking with USB drives :)
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    100mb
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
  • Operating System
    Win 11 Pro Dev build 22454.1000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16igg
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 620
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
    PSU
    laptop
    Case
    laptop
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    Laptop cooling
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Yeah, I guess we can finally move on from creating DVD installs. That said, I actually was going to create a DVD until I saw the size if this file. I was like WTH. I see I'll be sticking with USB drives :)


You can always get versions that will fit on DVD from UUP Dump. :)

Just made the UUPDump Beta version Win 11 Pro x64 22000.160 ...it came out 4.46GB

UUP dump
 
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
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    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
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    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
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    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
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    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Yeah, I had created one since my original intention was to clean install on the backup system. But then I changed my mind and enrolled in the Insiders program and installed from there. Didn't feel like reinstalling all my programs. Plus I wanted to see how that went.
 

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    Intel i9-9900K
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    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
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    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
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    Radeon VII
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    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
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    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
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    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
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    Intel i7-7600U
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    Intel
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    16igg
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    Intel HD 620
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    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
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If I'm not careful, I'm gonna have to sign up for In-Place upgrade Anonymous. :D


As long as your 3rd party programs and drivers are... tight and clean and non-conflicting... it's hard to beat.





And... for the most part, you get to avoid the dreaded... Settings Beast :oops:




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Then again... there's always the God Mode Folder !!!

GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}



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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security 2020
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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Thanks. And yeah, I'm aware of that as I've downloaded countless ISO's, just never got on that big. Even the UU Dump file wasn't that big, thus my curiosity :eek:

Thanks.
When you give your account E-mail at startup, that will show you as a Pro or Home user and then they do not ask for the Product serial number. Also if your computer has a registered number in the BIOS it will automatically create either a Pro or Home operating system This goes all the way back to Windows 7. Incidentally, I tried this version just to see if it would refuse my outdated TPM1.2 and 4th generation CPU. Well, it didn't. So I guess I will continue using Windows 11 until I cannot or I get a new computer. LOL. "I'm Back!"
 

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    Windows11 21H2 Build 22000.184
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    HP Z230 Tower Workstation
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    Intel 4 Core i7 4790
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    HP 1905
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    16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Driver 471.96
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    Realtek High Def Driver 6.0.7548
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    Sceptre E248W LED 24" Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1280 @ 75Hz
    Hard Drives
    (2) Two: 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSDs SATA C:System D:Bckp
    Model WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50
    (1) One: 2TB HGST Deskstar HD E:Archives
    Model HUS724929ALE641
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    HP 400 Watt, 92% efficient
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    HP Tower
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    Fans
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    Lenova Black Silk 108 keys
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    Logitech M570 Track Ball Mouse
    Internet Speed
    231.22 Mbps Down 11.85 Mbps Up Spectrum
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    Microsoft Edge Stable ver. 93.0.931.38
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    Windows Security
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    BIOS L51 v01.63 4/22/2020
    Firmware 9.1.43.3004 4/19/2018
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While the ISO allow me to get off the DEV channel, and onto the win11 BETA channel?
I'm going to need to do that, or a fresh install of W10, since my hardware is shown as deficient.
 

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While the ISO allow me to get off the DEV channel, and onto the win11 BETA channel?
I'm going to need to do that, or a fresh install of W10, since my hardware is shown as deficient.
The only way off the Dev channel is a clean install of Win 10. Otherwise you could down load the ISO for Win 11 from the site with the Beta ISO as your install, but, you would have to quit the Insiders as a Dev and rejoin as a Beta user. It would still be a clean install.
 

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    HP Z230 Tower Workstation
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    Intel 4 Core i7 4790
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    HP 1905
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    16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Driver 471.96
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    Realtek High Def Driver 6.0.7548
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    Sceptre E248W LED 24" Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1280 @ 75Hz
    Hard Drives
    (2) Two: 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSDs SATA C:System D:Bckp
    Model WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50
    (1) One: 2TB HGST Deskstar HD E:Archives
    Model HUS724929ALE641
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    HP 400 Watt, 92% efficient
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    Lenova Black Silk 108 keys
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The only way off the Dev channel is a clean install of Win 10. Otherwise you could down load the ISO for Win 11 from the site with the Beta ISO as your install, but, you would have to quit the Insiders as a Dev and rejoin as a Beta user.
Would I need to Quit insiders before or after I enact the ISO to go from 11 dev to 11 beta? and, if I do an "in-place" rather than clean install, will I lose my Applications?
 

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Would I need to Quit insiders before or after I enact the ISO to go from 11 dev to 11 beta? and, if I do an "in-place" rather than clean install, will I lose my Applications?
The way I understand it you would need to quit before. Then rejoin. Also if you tried to save any applications doing it that way you will find when you go to update that Your computer is still looking at it as a Dev, even though you quit. I experienced this myself a while ago. That is why you need a clean install, either Win 10 or Win 11.
 

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    HP Z230 Tower Workstation
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    Intel 4 Core i7 4790
    Motherboard
    HP 1905
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    16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Driver 471.96
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Driver 6.0.7548
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre E248W LED 24" Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1280 @ 75Hz
    Hard Drives
    (2) Two: 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSDs SATA C:System D:Bckp
    Model WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50
    (1) One: 2TB HGST Deskstar HD E:Archives
    Model HUS724929ALE641
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    HP 400 Watt, 92% efficient
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    HP Tower
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    Lenova Black Silk 108 keys
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    231.22 Mbps Down 11.85 Mbps Up Spectrum
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When you give your account E-mail at startup, that will show you as a Pro or Home user and then they do not ask for the Product serial number. Also if your computer has a registered number in the BIOS it will automatically create either a Pro or Home operating system This goes all the way back to Windows 7. Incidentally, I tried this version just to see if it would refuse my outdated TPM1.2 and 4th generation CPU. Well, it didn't. So I guess I will continue using Windows 11 until I cannot or I get a new computer. LOL. "I'm Back!"

Thank you Bob, yes I'm aware of the procedures. I was just startled at how big the ISO download was. As I noted earlier, my last few downloads came via MCT where I created a USB install.

And yes, not surprising just about any machine can get 11 now as Microsoft gathers the data to finalize the OS. The true test however will be the RTM release and whether Microsoft starts enforcing the new requirements :unsure:

I'm currently 11 on both my main laptop, and my backup system, both of which have 7th gen CPUs (i7-7600U & i7-7700K). No issues with TPM as all my machines have already had firmware TPM 2.0. Also my main rig has a 9th gen CPU so definitely no worries there :)

Thanks.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
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    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
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    Logitech MX Master 2S
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    100mb
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    Edge Chromium
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    Windows Security
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    System used for gaming, photography, audiophile media center, work.
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    Win 11 Pro Dev build 22454.1000
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X1
    CPU
    Intel i7-7600U
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    16igg
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 620
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.0 WQHD OLED Touch
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB NVMe Drive (OEM)
    PSU
    laptop
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    laptop
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    Laptop cooling
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Thank you Bob, yes I'm aware of the procedures. I was just startled at how big the ISO download was. As I noted earlier, my last few downloads came via MCT where I created a USB install.

And yes, not surprising just about any machine can get 11 now as Microsoft gathers the data to finalize the OS. The true test however will be the RTM release and whether Microsoft starts enforcing the new requirements :unsure:

I'm currently 11 on both my main laptop, and my backup system, both of which have 7th gen CPUs (i7-7600U & i7-7700K). No issues with TPM as all my machines have already had firmware TPM 2.0. Also my main rig has a 9th gen CPU so definitely no worries there :)

Thanks.
Yes, after installing and going to the Insiders page for a check to make sure I am still Beta I found this, the following, they Know.
 

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    HP Z230 Tower Workstation
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    Intel 4 Core i7 4790
    Motherboard
    HP 1905
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti Driver 471.96
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Driver 6.0.7548
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sceptre E248W LED 24" Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1280 @ 75Hz
    Hard Drives
    (2) Two: 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND SSDs SATA C:System D:Bckp
    Model WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50
    (1) One: 2TB HGST Deskstar HD E:Archives
    Model HUS724929ALE641
    PSU
    HP 400 Watt, 92% efficient
    Case
    HP Tower
    Cooling
    Fans
    Keyboard
    Lenova Black Silk 108 keys
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Track Ball Mouse
    Internet Speed
    231.22 Mbps Down 11.85 Mbps Up Spectrum
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Stable ver. 93.0.931.38
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    BIOS L51 v01.63 4/22/2020
    Firmware 9.1.43.3004 4/19/2018
    Built 10/21/2014 Full upgrade 8/19/2020
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