Since October 2021, you have the possibility of officially downloading and installing Windows 11. Using compatible hardware.
Windows 11 requires specific hardware to be installed on your computer.
Indeed, Windows 11 requires :
Source : Windows 11 Specs and System Requirements | Microsoft.
To begin, configure your motherboard BIOS to boot on your Windows 11 installation DVD.
The "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD" message appears. Press Enter to boot on it.
The Windows 11 logo appears.
The Windows 11 installer appears.
Select your country, your language and the language of your keyboard.
Click on : Install now.
The "Setup is starting" message appears.
Provide the Windows 11 serial number if you have one.
Otherwise, click on : I don't have a product key.
If you didn't enter a Windows 11 serial number, you will be able to select the edition you want to install.
Accept the Windows 11 license agreement.
Click on "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)".
Partition the hard drive if you want, then select the partition where you want to install Windows 11 (if applicable) and click Next.
Windows 11 installation begins.
Once the installation is complete, click "Restart now" (or wait 5 seconds).
The Windows 11 logo appears.
The "Preparing" message appears.
Then, the "Please wait" message will appear.
The Windows 11 logo will reappear on a white background.
Several configuration steps will appear with a brand new "Windows 11" Design.
To get started, select your country.
Choose your keyboard layout.
For example : "US" for United States.
If you want, you can add a second keyboard layout.
As you may have noticed, the configuration steps offered for Windows 11 are very similar to those for Windows 10.
Windows 11 will attempt to check for updates.
Enter a name for your computer (device) on Windows 11.
The "Just a moment" message will appear.
Then, the configuration steps will continue.
Click on "Set up for personal use".
By default, Windows 11 asks you to use a Microsoft account.
However, this is only required for the Home edition of Windows 11.
If you are installing the Professional Edition of Windows 11, you can use a local account by clicking : Sign-in options.
Then, click on : Offline account.
Click : Skip for now.
Enter the name of the 1st user.
Enter a password if you want to protect your Windows session, then click Next.
Microsoft will ask you whether or not you want to allow some options regarding privacy.
Preferably, refuse them to prevent Microsoft from knowing too much about you.
Note that in the English version of the Windows 11 installer, all of these privacy options are offered at once.
Unlike the French version where the options are offered one by one.
Here, you can choose if Microsoft :
Wait while checking for updates.
Then, several messages will appear :
Once Windows 11 is installed and configured, you'll be taken to your Windows desktop.
As you can see, the taskbar icons are no longer located on the left like in previous versions of Windows, but centered on this one.
The elements available in File Explorer are the same as on Windows 10, but with a new Design.
If you have installed Windows 11 on compatible hardware and open Device Manager, you will be able to see a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 in Security devices.
If you display the properties of this device and go to the "Details" tab, you will be able to see that this device corresponds to "Trusted Platform Module 2.0".
In other words : TPM.
To shut down your computer on Windows 11, open the new start menu, then click the power icon at the bottom right.
Then, click on : Shut down.
The "Shutting down" message appears.
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