As announced earlier, Microsoft has finally released Windows 11 RTM to the public on October 5, 2021. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10, which has over a billion active users.
You know that Windows 11 is a free upgrade to Windows 10 users who have PCs that meet the hardware requirement set for Windows 11. One can check if a computer is compatible with Windows 11 using the official PC Health Check app.
Although Windows 11 is released, it’s currently not available to everyone via the Windows Update service. The reason is that Microsoft is using a phased and measured approach in offering Windows 11 via Windows Update to provide a smooth upgrade experience to everyone.
That said, uses who cannot wait to upgrade to Windows 11 can download Windows 11 ISO from Microsoft or use the Windows 11 Installation Assistant to upgrade their existing Windows 10 installation to Windows 11 for free.
Is Windows 11 32-bit ISO available?
Many users who visited the Microsoft website or used the Media Creation Tool to download the Windows 11 ISO wonder why the Windows 11 ISO is available in the 64-bit version only.
Well, the Windows 11 download page and Media Creation Tool do not offer the Windows 11 32-bit ISO because Windows 11 32-bit ISO does not exist!
Yes, Windows 11 is being offered only in the 64-bit type. In other words, Windows 11 x86 is not available. With Windows 11, Microsoft has gone 64-bit only. So, there is no way to download Windows 11 in the 32-bit flavor.
Because of this, you cannot directly upgrade from 32-bit Windows 10 to Windows 11 64-bit without performing a clean install.
One of the many advantages of 64-bit Windows 11 is that it supports 4 GB+ RAM. Yes, a 32-bit Windows cannot use more than 4 GB of RAM. All your 32-bit (x86) apps will continue to function on Windows 11 64-bit. You can refer to our does Windows 11 support 32-bit apps article for more information on compatibility.
Note that some third-party websites are offering 32-bit Windows 11 ISOs, but they are not official Windows 11 ISOs. Therefore, we recommend you download Windows 11 ISO right from Microsoft website or use the official Media Creation Tool to download Windows 11 ISO.