Top 2 Ways to Create Windows 11 Pro Bootable USB

Windows 11 Pro’s bootable USB can help repair or reinstall Windows 11 Pro as needed. Scroll down and learn 2 easy ways to create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB below.


By Miya Updated on June 5, 2023

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Why need to create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB?

Creating a bootable USB on Windows 11 Pro allows you to boot your computer using the file system stored in the flash drive, here are a few reasons to create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB:

▶ Boot the crashed computer into the Windows 11 Pro recovery environment.
▶ Reinstall Windows 11 Pro after a deadly system failure.
▶ A clean install of Windows 11 Pro on new hardware or on a new PC.

Whatever the reasons, here are two ways we can create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB.

Create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB with media creation tool

Microsoft offers a very useful Windows 11 media creation tool for users to upgrade their PCs, do a completely clean installation, create bootable installation USB drives, DVDs or ISO files to install Windows 11 on other PCs.

Windows 11 Media Creation Tool is free and easy to use. Next, we will explain in detail how to download and use this tool.

Step 1. Visit Microsoft and download and run Windows Media 11 creation tool. (You need to be an administrator to run this tool) If you agree to the license terms, select Accept.

Step 2. Under the What do you want to do page, click Create installation media for another PC and click Next.

Step 3. Select the language and edition for the version you want. And click Next.

Select Language


Step 4. Choose which media you want to use: click USB flash drive. And click Next.

(Note: Make sure you have 8GB of space on your USB)


Choose Media to Use

Step 5. Insert the USB flash drive that you formatted to your PC, and then click the USB flash drive to create a bootable Windows 11 installer. Then, select Next. Then you have created a Windows 11 Pro boot USB.


Select USB Drive

The Media Creation Tool will begin downloading and creating Windows 11 Pro installation media on a USB flash drive. This may take some time depending on your internet speed and USB drive speed.

Create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB with AOMEI Backupper (easier)

You can also try the easier method to create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB.

AOMEI Backupper Standard--this easy-to-use software can create bootable media, and you don't need to prepare ISO files in advance because the software will take care of the bootable media creation process. Besides USB flash drives, you can also choose CDs, DVDs as bootable media. The bootable disc created supports legacy /MBR and UEFI/GPT boot modes.

This is a step-by-step tutorial where you can make bootable media with AOMEI Backupper Standard in all Windows operating systems, including Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista. Download and install it on your PC to have a try.

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Note: It should be noted that your USB drive will be formatted after the media creation process. So, if you don't want to suffer data loss, backup the files on your USB flash drive in advance.

Step 1. Connect the USB drive to the computer. Download and run AOMEI Backupper. Then, click Tools and select Create Bootable Media.

Create Bootable Media

Step 2. In the pop-up window, select Windows PE - Create bootable disc based on Windows PE and click Next.

Choose Bootable Disc Type

Step 3. Choose USB Boot Device and click Next. You will be prompted that your USB disk will be formatted. Click Yes to begin creating the bootable media because you have already made a backup earlier.

USB Boot Device

Advanced features you may need (in AOMEI Backupper Pro):

Recovery environment: It will add an entry directly in the recovery environment, allowing you to access AOMEI Backupper, so you don't need to create a bootable device to boot the failed system. And you don't need a CD/DVD or USB drive.
PXE Boot Tool: It allows you to start your computer over the network even without starting it.
Perform Universal Restore: It provides methods to several situations where we may need to restore a system to dissimilar hardware.


In this article, you'll be able to get two ways to create Windows 11 Pro bootable USB, and they're Windows Media creation tool and AOMEI Backupper. Once you've created bootable USB, you'll be able to use these 2 methods to boot and troubleshoot when your PC fails, as well as for Windows 11 Pro system installations.

when encountering the issue that check for Windows update issues: detected except to create Windows 11 pro boot USB,  you can use AOMEI Backupper to backup your system to avoid data loss during troubleshooting. So try it now!

Miya · Editor
Miya has an excellent insight and receives professional and systematic technical training since joining AOMEI. She has a comprehensive understanding of computer issues, aiming at helping users troubleshoot all kinds of problems. A lot of computer users around the world have found her articles very helpful!