It’s been a week since Windows 11 was officially released (on October 5, 2021) and made available for download to all. Nothing much has changed from the beta version for most of us who had installed it since June 24th.
Hence Windows 11 comes with some caveats and some extra security. And for starters, Windows 11 comes as a free upgrade to those who meet the hardware requirments.
Windows 11 is an iteration of Windows 10 but with a centered taskbar and start menu. This means that departing from Windows 10 Microsoft has brought a new face to Windows operating system.
Though fundamentally the underlying operating system is the same as Windows 10 Windows 11 has improved on security through the hardware requirements that has brought a deluge of complaints about Microsoft imposing such unfairness.
The new hardware requirements for Windows 11 though present in Windows 10 but is made mandatory is the TPM version 2 requirement. Also in addition to TPM is the Secure Boot requirement.
So as it stands now for you to install Windows 11 you must meet the requirements. There are now other ways to bypass the newly imposed requirement of TPM, secure boot, and RAm requirement.
And so here brings us the question of how to download Windows 11. Windows 11 is officially available for download from Microsoft Downloads.
Here is the link to download Windows 11 from Microsoft.
There are 3 options below for installing or creating Windows 11 media namely;
- Windows 11 Installation Assistant
- Create Windows 11 Installation Media
- Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO)
The total size of Windows 11 is about 5GB and the links provided have an expiration of 24hrs.
So once you are on the page check out each one of the options to determine the best option for you. So there you have very easy how to download Windows 11.