How to Download, Install, and Activate Windows 11 Professional?

Windows 11 Professional is the most modernized Operating System offered by Microsoft. It has been designed with new features and enhancements to increase performance. This article will describe the five simple steps to Windows 11 Professional ISO download, install, and activate. So, let’s start with the guide:

Step 1: Verify the System Requirements for Windows 11 Professional

Before starting the Windows 11 Professional ISO download and installation process, you need to verify whether your device meets the system requirements of the OS or not. So, let’s have a look at the system requirements of Windows 11 Professional:

Processor: Minimum 1 Gigahertz (GHz) with multicore on a compatible 64-bit processor or SoC (System on a Chip).

RAM: 4 GB (Gigabytes).

Storage: Minimum 64 GB. [Note: You may need more storage space to keep Windows 11 Pro Up-to-Date.]

System Firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot Capable.

TPM: TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module).

Graphics Card: DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 Driver.

Display: A high-definition display (720p or more) greater than 9″ diagonally, 8 bits per color channel.

Step 2: Arrange the Additional Requirements

When your device meets the system requirements for Windows 11 Professional, you need to arrange some additional requirements to start the download, install, and activation process. Here are some of the additional requirements for Windows 11 Professional:

Internet Connection: Ensure your device is well-connected with a stable network connection. A wireless connection is always a better option for that.

Microsoft Account: The Microsoft account will help you to access Microsoft services. However, this is necessary after completing the installation process of Windows 11 Professional.

USB Flash Drive: A blank USB flash drive with a minimum of 8 GB space is required to create the installation media of Windows 11 Professional.

Step 3:  Download The Windows 11 Professional Media Creation Tool and Create an Installation Media

After verifying the system requirements and arranging the additional requirements for Windows 11 Pro, you need to start the download process from Microsoft’s official download page. Once you’ve completed the downloading process, you need to create an installation media by following the below instructions:

  • Run the downloaded media creation tool with administrative access.
  • Click on Accept on the Microsoft software license terms screen.
  • Select Create installation media for another PC from the What do you want to do screen and click Next to proceed.
  • Now, select the language, edition, and architecture for Windows 11 Professional. After that, select the USB flash drive and attach the USB flash drive as media to complete the creation of installation media of Windows 11 Pro.

Step 4: Install Windows 11 Professional on the Device

Once you’ve created the installation media for Windows 11 Professional, it’s time to save all your unfinished work on the device and start the installation process of Windows 11 pro. The following instructions can help you to complete the installation process:

  • Attach the USB flash drive you used to create the installation media on the device you want to install Windows 11 Professional.
  • Restart the device, and it will automatically boot from the USB media. If the device doesn’t automatically boot from USB media, you need to manually open the boot menu (UEFI or BIOS) and change the boot order.

Note: Press the F2, F12, Esc, or Del keys immediately after turning on the device. Also, you can check the manufacturer’s site to know more about your device’s boot menu.

  • Once booted, the device will go to the Install Windows page. You must select the language, time, and keyboard preferences from here and select Next.
  • Select Install Windows and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Note: Your device may restart several times while completing the installation process.

Step 5: Activate the OS with Windows 11 Professional License Key

After completing the installation process, it is time to activate Windows 11 Professional license key. Activation of Windows 11 Pro Retail allows you to verify whether your Windows version is genuine and unlocks all the premium features of the OS. You can follow the below-described instructions to complete the activation process:

  • Press the Windows Key + I button and navigate to System > Activation.
  • Click on Activate Windows to open the Enter a product key prompt.
  • Enter the genuine Windows 11 Professional retail key you’ve purchased from Msckey on the prompt and click on Next to complete the activation process.

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Now, your device is all set up with the product key. Go to the update settings to download and install the updates if available. The update makes your device more stable and protected against threats.