To obtain the Windows 11 23H2 ISO images, you can visit the Microsoft downloads portal. There, you will find a “Download now” button under the ISO section. Click on this button and select the edition of Windows 11 that you wish to run on your PC. The size of the Windows 11 ISO file is 6.24GB and it contains Build 22631.2428 (version 23H2) of the operating system.
It is important to note that the 64-bit version of Windows 11 is the only version available for download. The 32-bit version is not offered in the ISO file. Windows 11 version 23H2, also known as the Windows 11 2023 Update, began rolling out on October 31. However, the availability of the update depends on your location.
If you are eager to upgrade your devices or perform a clean install of Windows 11 and cannot wait for the free upgrade notification on Windows Update, you can download the ISOs of Windows 11 version 23H2. You have two options to download the ISO file. You can either create a media installation image using the Media Creation Tool or download the file directly from Microsoft’s website.
If you need the installation media immediately, you can follow the guide to get direct download links or use the official links provided. It’s important to note that the direct download links expire after 24 hours as they are generated using Microsoft’s website. To verify the authenticity of your downloaded media image from another source, you can use the following steps:
1. Open Windows PowerShell.
2. Use the PowerShell command `Get-FileHash` to compute the hash value for the file.
3. In this case, use the command `Get-FileHash C:\Users\username\Downloads\Win11_23H2_English_x64.ISO`.
4. If the SHA256 value matches the value provided in the table, you can proceed with the installation.
– Note: The file provided includes support for all editions of Windows, such as Pro, Home, Enterprise, Workstation, Education, etc.
For step-by-step instructions on how to generate direct download links for Windows 11 ISO files and apply the upgrade manually, follow the guide below:
1. Visit Microsoft’s download page and locate the “Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)” section.
2. From the dropdown menu, select “Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO for x64 devices)” and click “Download”.
3. Choose your preferred language.
4. If you’re planning to upgrade existing hardware, verify the configuration by navigating to Settings > System > About.
5. Click on the 64-bit download option to initiate the download process.
The size of the Windows 11 update is approximately 6.2GB, but it may vary slightly depending on the language pack you select. If you install Windows 11 using Windows Update, the update size is less than 500 MB.
To install Windows 11 23H2 using the ISO file or installation media, follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the `Win11_23H2_English_x64.iso` file and select “Mount”.
2. Open File Explorer and locate the drive containing the mounted media image. Then, open `setup.exe`.
3. If Windows prompts for administrator permission, click “Yes”.
4. On the “Install Windows 11” screen, click “Next”.
5. You can uncheck the option to “Help make the installation better”.
6. On the next screen, you can install any important updates before upgrading by clicking “Next”.
7. Once ready, click “Accept” to agree to the end-user license agreement and proceed with the installation.
8. Under the “ready to install” screen, select the option that allows you to keep personal files and apps.
9. After making the selection, click “Install”.
10. Windows will check for updates multiple times to ensure compatibility. If you have a limited or slow internet connection, you can turn off the internet connection and rerun the setup to skip the update check.
If you prefer to perform a clean install of Windows 11, follow these steps:
1. Ensure you have access to an 8GB or larger USB flash drive.
2. Download and run the Windows 11 installation tool from Microsoft.
3. Allow the setup to prepare your device and create installation media for another PC.
4. Under “Choose which media to use”, select the USB flash drive option.
5. Click “Next” and choose your flash drive.
6. Select “Finish” to start the download process of Windows 11 and create the USB installation drive.
7. Boot your PC from the USB drive. The specific keyboard shortcut for accessing the boot menu depends on your device’s manufacturer (e.g., ‘F2’, ‘F12’, or ‘Delete’).
8. Once you see the blue screen with the installation window, the process is straightforward.
9. Choose the partition, language, and edition of Windows 11. Microsoft will handle the rest.
10. To perform a clean install of Windows 11, select the USB flash drive as the boot source.
11. On the blue screen, select “Install now”.
12. Your language should be selected automatically. Click “Next”.
13. Choose the option to install without a product key and proceed with the installation.
14. Windows will activate automatically as the license is typically linked to your Microsoft account.
15. Accept the license agreement and select “Next”.
16. Choose the custom installation option and select the installation partition.
17. On the next screen, select the edition of Windows you desire (e.g., Windows 11 Pro).
18. Click “Next”, and Windows installer will begin copying files and boot to the OOBE screen.
19. In the OOBE screen, select your country or region.
20. Enter the name for your PC and click “Next”.
21. Sign in with your Microsoft account. If you’re not connected to the internet, you may not be able to install Windows 11 Home. However, for Windows 11 Pro or Enterprise, you can create a local account directly from the OOBE screen.
22. On the next screen, create a PIN and select your interests for a customized experience.
23. Review the privacy settings and enable or disable the options according to your preference.
24. Set up OneDrive or choose to store files only on the device.
25. If you followed the steps correctly, you should see the desktop and the new Start Menu of Windows 11.
It’s worth noting that Windows 11 has stricter hardware requirements compared to previous versions. Microsoft requires TPM 2.0 and new CPUs from AMD and Intel for enhanced security and performance. However, if you still wish to install Windows 11 on unsupported PCs, there is a solution. An open-source GitHub project called “Skip_TPM_Check_on_Dynamic_Update.cmd” allows users to download Windows 11 even without TPM 2.0. However, bypassing the requirements may result in stability issues, and Microsoft might disable Windows Updates for your device.
In summary, with these instructions, you can effortlessly download and install Windows 11 23H2 using ISO files or perform a clean install for a fresh experience.