Windows 11 Media Creation Tool – The media creation tool can be used to upgrade your current PC to Windows 11 or to create a USB or DVD and install Windows 11 on a different PC.
Use Windows 11 Media Creation Tool to Create Installation Media or Upgrade PC
Along with making the download of Windows 11 ISO file, Microsoft has also made available Windows 11 Installation Media Tool. This Media Creation Tool helps you download Windows 11, and provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Windows 11 Installation Media Tool
To download the Windows 11 Installation Media Tool, visit Microsoft.com and scroll down till you see two purple Download Tool Now buttons.
The Windows Media Creation Tool will allow you to download the Windows 11 ISO directly from Microsoft, without having a product key. You can use it to clean install or Upgrade to Windows 11.
The tool includes file formats optimized for download speed, built-in media creation options for USB & DVDs, and allows for optional conversion to ISO file format. There are two versions of the tool available – a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version. Download the appropriate version of the tool and run it.
When you run the tool, it creates two directories on your system partition – $WINDOWS.~BT and $Windows.~WS. These folders contain the downloaded setup and installation files, and an option to resume the creation process if it fails.
When you click on it to run the tool, you will see the following screen asking you if you want to Upgrade this PC now or Create installation media for another PC.
Windows 11 Media Creation Tool 10.0.22000.253 (8 MB)