Windows 11 Media Creation Tool (2021): How to Use it

How-To Windows 11

Ever experienced any technical difficulty while upgrading your device to the latest Windows update? Well, yes, it surely creates a panic! Thanks to the Windows 11 media creation tool, which allows you to easily upgrade your current version of Windows to Windows 11. The upcoming major update i.e. Windows 11  is expected to release by the end of this year.

Windows 11 Media Creation Tool

Windows media creation tool is one of the most advanced ways to update the latest version of Windows on your PC, without getting stuck at any point. In this post, we will be learning how to install Windows 11 media creation tool and how to use this efficient tool to upgrade your device to Windows 11.

Let’s get started.

Also read: How to Reinstall Windows 11?

How to Use Windows 11 Media Creation Tool?

Things to Do:

  • Backup Your Data: Before you proceed and use the media creation tool, make sure you backup all of your important data and files.
  • Stable Internet Connection: For the media creation tool to function well, you will need a stable Internet connection to create a bootable drive.
  • USB Flash Drive: Most importantly, arrange for a USB flash drive of up to 8 GB in size that you will be using as a bootable storage drive.

Also read: How to Use System Restore on Windows 11

Using Media Creation Tool on Windows 11:

Once you’ve made sure everything is in place, let’s quickly learn how to install Windows 11 media creation tool.

Visit this link and register yourself under the Windows Insider Program. If you’re not a member of the Insider Program, then wait for a couple of months until Windows 11 is released publically.

Using Media Creation Tool on Windows 11

Select “Windows 11”.

Scroll to the section that says “Create Windows 11 Installation Media” and then hit the “Download Tool Now” button placed underneath.

Create Windows 11 Installation Media

Once the Windows 11 media creation tool has been downloaded, run this tool on your device.

Now Windows will offer you two different choices: Upgrade your PC now or create an installation media by using a USB flash drive/DVD for another PC.

Upgrade your PC now

Select the “Create installation media for another PC” option as we’re creating a bootable drive for Windows 11. Hit on Next to proceed.

On the next window, select the language, architecture, and edition via the drop-down menu. Tap on Next when done.

select the language

The next step is to choose the installation media, whether you’re using a USB flash drive or an ISO file.

choose the installation media

Select the “USB drive” option and then plug in the USB stick (Minimum 8 GB in size) to your PC. once you’re done connecting the USB drive to your device, the Windows media creation tool will get to work to create a bootable Windows 11 media.

Follow the on-screen instructions listed on the wizard until the whole process is completed.

Once the bootable drive (USB flash stick) is ready, you will have a fresh copy of Windows 11 as a backup that can be used at any point in time to reinstall Windows on any device.

Also read: How to Create a Bootable Windows 11 USB Drive

What is Media Creation?

A media creation tool allows you to create a bootable version of Windows update in the form of a USB flash drive/ DVD that can be used to reinstate Windows at any point in time. You can think of a media creation tool as a backup that you can use for installing a fresh copy of Windows whenever anything goes wrong or if your device malfunctions or crashes.

Also read: All You Need To Know: Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (2021)

What is the purpose of a media creation tool?

The sole purpose of a media creation tool is that it allows you to have a backup of the entire OS. So, whenever anything goes wrong or if your device fails to function, you can use the bootable drive (USB stick or DVD) to reinstall Windows on your machine.

How can I use/install the Windows 11 media creation tool?

install the Windows 11 media creation tool

You can install the Windows 11 media creation tool from Microsoft’s official website. Visit this link and download the media creation tool on your device. You simply need to select the version of Windows that you need to upgrade and download the media creation tool on your PC. Once the installation process is completed, run the media creation tool and simply follow the on-screen instructions.

Conclusion

So, folks, this wraps up our guide on how to use the Windows 11 media creation tool. You can use the above-mentioned set of steps for downloading and installing the media creation tool for upgrading your device to Windows 11.

For any other queries or assistance, feel free to use the comments space!

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