Microsoft releases Windows 11 ISO files for Insiders
Finally, after 2 months of the initial release, Microsoft has released Installation files for Windows 11, also known as ISO files, for the users. ISO files are pretty handy for those, who want to clean install their device or run Windows 11 on a virtual machine.
Right now Microsoft is testing Build 22454 and 22000.186 in the Dev and Beta Channels. The ISO file is for Build 22000.132, which was released last week. After Installing 22000.132, users can run Windows update to go to Windows 11 latest Build.
Please note that Windows 11 has some specific high requirements(which has been controversial in the past) and you require an existing license of Windows 10 to upgrade to Windows 11.
How to Download Windows 11 Insider Preview ISO.
First of all, you need a Microsoft Account signed up with Windows Insider Program. If so, click the link below:
Click Sign in if prompted.
- Navigate to Select edition.
- Choose Windows 11 Insider Preview Dev Channel >Windows 11 Build 22454 or
- Choose Windows 11 Insider preview Beta Channel>Windows 11 Build 22000.132.
- Click Confirm and select the Language.
- Click Confirm and click the link for the download.
The downloads are valid for 24 hours only.
The single ISO file is valid for multiple editions, namely:
- Windows 11 Home
- Windows 11 Pro
- Windows 11 Education
- Windows 11 Home Single Language
- Windows 11 N and KN editions.
After the download completes, you can use the ISO file to clean install Windows on a device – you can use Rufus to create an Installation media as Windows 11 Media Creation tool would not be available until it hits public. If you want to test it on a virtual machine, you can do that as well.