Do you want to download the latest version of the Windows 11 ISO image file from Microsoft? Do you not want to use the Media Creation Tool to download Windows 11 ISO? This guide will see how to download Windows 11 ISO without using the Media Creation Tool.
As you might remember, PC users had to use the Media Creation Tool to download Windows 10 ISO file. Only users running other operating systems were allowed to download Windows 10 ISO without the Media Creation Tool.
With Windows 11, however, Microsoft is allowing all users to download Windows 11 ISO without using the Media Creation Tool. So yes, you can download the Windows 11 ISO file right from Microsoft servers, just like how you download any other software.
Here is how you can download Windows 11 ISO without the Media Creation Tool.
NOTE: In addition to computers running all versions of the Windows operating system, this method works on Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS devices.
Download Windows 11 ISO without Media Creation Tool from Microsoft
Step 1: Visit this page of Microsoft in any web browser.
Step 2: Scroll down the webpage to see Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) section. Here, in the drop-down menu, select Windows 11 and click the Download button.
NOTE: The Windows 11 ISO image file includes all editions of Windows 11. The correct edition can be unlocked using the product key.
Step 3: Once you click the Download button, a new section called Select the product language will appear just below the current one. Use the drop-down menu to select the Windows 11 language that you would like to download.
Click the Confirm button.
Step 4: Clicking the Confirm button will reveal the 64-bit Download button. Click on the 64-bit Download button to begin downloading the ISO file to your PC. The download link is valid for the next 24 hours only.
The ISO image file size is about 5.1 GB. Note that Windows 11 is not available in the 32-bit flavor. So, you have no option but to download and install the 64-bit type only.
Once the ISO image file is downloaded, you can use any bootable USB making software to prepare Windows 11 bootable USB drive.
NOTE: Windows 11 ISO image file can also be downloaded using the Media Creation Tool. We recommend you use the Media Creation Tool if you plan to download and create Windows 11 bootable USB drive as the Media Creation Tool comes with an option to prepare the bootable media.