Install Windows 11 22H2 on any PC using USB (Guide)

In the Windows 11 22H2 update, some of the requirements for Windows 11 become even more stringent. For example, you can no longer install Windows 11 22H2 without an Internet connection and a Microsoft account.

You can create an installation USB using Rufus to skip the requirements that Microsoft sets when installing Windows 11 22H2.

Rufus allows users to install Windows 11 22H2 on all computers. Of course, you still need to consider some advice, such as at least 4 GB of RAM memory and 64 GB of minimum disk capacity to use Windows 11 22H2 somewhat usually. However, with this, you can bypass the Windows 11 22H2 requirements such as a TPM chip, Secure Boot, and a Microsoft account.

So to still be able to install Windows 11 22H2 on just about any computer hardware, you will need Rufus version 3.19 or higher, the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file, and a USB drive. You can eventually use this Windows 11 22H2 USB stick to update a Windows 11 PC to version 22H2 or reinstall Windows 11 22H2.

How to install Windows 11 22H2 on any PC using USB?

To get started:

  1. Download Rufus to your computer.
  2. Insert the USB drive into your computer.
  3. Ensure it is a USB drive on which all data may be erased.

Now open Rufus and select the USB stick as a device. In the “Boot Selection” select the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file. To do this, click the “Select” button and select the ISO file.

Select Windows 11 22H2 iso in Rufus

If you selected the correct ISO file, the following settings will be applied. First, the “image option” will be set to “Standard Windows installation”. Also, “Partition scheme” is set to “GPT” and the “Target System” is set to “UEFI (Non SCM)”.

Rufus options set by Windows 11 22h2 iso file

Enter an unmistakable “volume label.” A volume label is a name that will be displayed when the USB drive is visible on the PC.

Click on the “Start” button. At this point, you will see “Customize Windows installation”. You can enable these options to skip specific requirements for Windows 11 22H2 during installation. These are the following requirements.

  • Remove requirement for Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
  • Remove requirement for 4GB+ RAM and 64GB+ disk.
  • Remove requirement for an online Microsoft account.
  • Disable data collection (Skip privacy questions).

I recommend that you select all options. Then click on OK.

Customize Windows installation in rufus

You will get a message that all data on the USB will be erased. If you agree, click OK.

The installation USB for Windows 11 22H2 will be created. This will take some time.

Creating Windows 11 22h2 installation media on USB to install Windows 11 22h2 on any PC

I hope this has helped you. Thanks for reading!

How do I create Windows 11 22H2 installation media?

You can use Rufus as advised in this guide to create Windows 11 22H2 installation media to install Windows 11 22H2 on any PC. All you need is a USB drive that can be used to create the installation media.

Can I install Windows 11 22H2 on any PC?

Yes, using the information in this guide, you can install Windows 11 22H2 on any PC, no matter which hardware. If your PC does not meet the minimum requirements to install Windows 11, such as TPM 2.0, Secure Boot, and a Microsoft account, you can still install Windows 11 22H2.

Do I need to have Windows 11 already installed?

No, you can use the Windows 11 22H2 installation media as advised in this guide to either install Windows 11 22H2 on an old PC, or you can use it to upgrade your PC with Windows 11 to 22H2.

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