Windows 11 Installation: How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

Windows 11 Installation: How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer
How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

On new PCs and laptops, Microsoft's free Windows 11 update is available. However, if you are a tech geek or are concerned about the new version, you may want to consider dual-booting Windows 11 on your computer. Dual-booting refers to the ability to run two operating systems simultaneously on a single computer. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

Installing Windows 11 from the update settings is not an option if this is the case. Instead, you'll need a Windows 11 bootable USB and enough hard drive space to run two operating systems simultaneously. Of course, your computer must fulfill the minimum requirements for Windows 11. We'll show you how to dual boot Windows 11 on your PC in this article. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

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How to Dual Boot Windows 11 Installation on Your PC

Step 1: Create a Bootable USB Drive

To begin, download the Windows 11 ISO file and build a bootable USB with it. You'll need the Windows 11 Media Creation Tool and an 8GB or larger USB stick to complete this.

1. Go to the download page for Windows 11.

2. In the "Create Windows 11 Installation Media" section, click Download now.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

3. Run the downloaded exe file and accept the terms.

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4. Select the Next option.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

5. Click Next after selecting the USB Flash drive option.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

6. Your USB flash drive should now appear in the list.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

7. Click on Next. 

8. Wait for the Windows 11 Installation setup to be added to your USB flash drive.

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Rufus can also be used to generate a bootable USB drive for Windows 11. You can also use Rufus to get around Windows 11's TPM 2.0 and Secure boot requirements. Rufus and other third-party media creation programs, on the other hand, build an NTFS bootable disc, which Secure Boot does not support. As a result, in order to install Windows 11 from the USB drive, you'll need to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS settings. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

Step 2: Create a Partition for Windows 11

The next step is to build a separate Windows 11 partition on your hard drive after you've made the Windows 11 bootable USB. It goes without saying that if your computer has a second hard disc, you may skip this step. Make sure you have at least 64GB of free space on your hard disc before we begin. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

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1. Select Disk Management from the Start menu by right-clicking the Start button.

2. Select Shrink Volume from the context menu when you right-click on the primary disc.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

3. Type in the desired amount for your Windows 11 HDD. Enter 64000 if you want to shrink it by 64GB.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

4. Click on Shrink. 

In the disc management pane, you should now see the unallocated space. While shrinking your primary drive, it will be the same amount as you specified. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

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Step 3: Change the Boot Order

You must ensure that the machine boots from the USB flash drive after you have made a Windows 11 bootable USB. To accomplish this —

1. Go to Start and open Settings.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

2. Click on Update and Security.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

3. Select Recovery from the sidebar.

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4. In the Advanced Startup section, select Restart Now.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

5. Select Troubleshoot and then Advanced Options from the drop-down menu.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

6. Select Restart from the UEFI firmware settings menu.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

7. Locate the Boot options in the firmware settings and modify the boot order.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

8. Save the changes.

How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

You may also access the motherboard firmware settings by pressing the F12 key repeatedly as soon as your computer starts up. Depending on the device manufacturer, a separate key may be required to access the firmware settings. A restart should bring up the Windows 11 setup wizard after you've adjusted the boot order. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

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Step 4: Install Windows 11 on the Separate Partition

It's now time to dual boot your PC using Windows 11. After a restart, if everything went well up until this point, you'll be met with Windows 11 setup. Follow the on-screen steps to confirm the language, accept the terms, and select the Windows version, among other things. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer

The setup will ask you to choose the partition on which you want to install Windows 11 at some stage. Select the unallocated area you established in the previous step after you've arrived. To begin the Windows 11 installation process, click Next.

Following you've dual-booted Windows 11 on your PC, you'll probably see a boot menu where you may pick between the two operating systems after a restart. If the boot menu does not show, repeat the procedure for changing the boot order. The option to switch to a different operating system can be found in the advanced startup menu. How to Install Windows 11 on a Dual-Boot Computer