Here’s the easiest way to upgrade your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11 – no USB or tools required.
You don’t need a bootable USB flash drive or Media Creation Tool to install Windows 11 on a computer currently running Windows 10. You can easily mount the ISO file in File Explorer and run the upgrade setup.
In this post, you will learn the steps to perform an upgrade or clean install of Windows 11 without a bootable USB or Media Creation Tool .
How to install Windows 11 from ISO without USB
To install Windows 11 without a USB flash drive, use these steps:
Download the Windows 11 ISO file.
Right-click the ISO file, select the Open with submenu and select Windows Explorer.
Click on the mounted drive from the left navigation pane.
Double-click the Setup file to start the Windows 11 upgrade process.
(Optional) Click Change how Windows Setup downloads updates.
Select not right now .
Click the next button.
Click the Accept button to accept the terms .
Click the Install button to upgrade your files and apps while keeping them safe .
If you want to perform a clean install of Windows 11, click Change what is kept, select Nothing, click Next, and then click Install.
After completing the steps, the upgrade process will begin and the computer will restart several times. After installation, you may need to go through the out-of-the-box experience (OOBE) to complete configuring Windows 11.