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Windows 11 24H2 ISO Download Guide

These are the two methods for downloading the ISO file for Windows 11 24H2.

  • To download the Windows 11 24H2 ISO file, open the “Windows Insider Preview Downloads” page, sign in, choose the latest preview in the Dev Channel, click “Confirm,” choose the language, click “Confirm,” and click “64-bit Download.”
  • Alternatively, open the “UUP Dump” website, choose the latest Windows 11 preview, select the language, click “Next,” choose the editions to include in the ISO file for version 24H2, click “Next,” click “Download and covert to ISO,” extract the files, and run the “uup_download_windows.cmd” file.

Windows 11 24H2 won’t launch for existing devices until at one point in September 2024, but you can download the latest preview ISO file for this version now using the “Windows Insider Preview Downloads” page. Alternatively, you can use the “UUP Dump” tool to perform a clean install or an in-place upgrade on a spare computer or virtual machine.

The Windows 11 2024 Update is still under development, so not all the changes will be included. Also, the features and experiences may not work as expected, and you may encounter problems, even data loss (in some rare cases). I always recommend creating a computer backup before proceeding with the installation.

The difference between the “Windows Insider Preview Downloads” page and the “UUP Dump” tool is that the “Insider” page allows you to download the official files when Microsoft believes a build is stable enough to be available through an ISO format. The “UUP Dump” is a collection of tools and scripts to download the latest builds from the official Microsoft servers and create an unofficial ISO file to install the operating system.

In this guide, I will teach you how to download the ISO file for any publicly available preview of Windows 11 (version 24H2) and create a USB bootable media with the Rufus tool.

Important: The recommended and supported method is downloading the ISO file from Microsoft, but either method will download the image from the Microsoft servers. Use these instructions at your own risk. You have been warned.

Download the Windows 11 24H2 ISO file using Insider program

To download the Windows 11 2024 Update ISO from the Insider page, use these steps:

  1. Open Windows Insider Preview Downloads page.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.
  3. Choose the “Windows 11 Insider Preview (Dev Channel) – Build 26080” (or higher release) option under the “Select edition” section.Windows 11 24H2 Insider page downloadQuick note: Currently, the next version of the operating system is available through the Dev Channel, but as we approach the release date, it will move down the available channels. Usually, when the new version arrives in the Release Preview Channel, it’s considered more stable and ready.
  4. Click the Confirm button.
  5. Select the product language.
  6. Click the Confirm button.
  7. Click the 64-bit Download button.Windows 11 24H2 ISO download

After you complete the steps, the final ISO for Windows 11 24H2 will download to your computer. You can continue with the instructions below to use the Rufus tool to create bootable USB media.

Download the Windows 11 24H2 ISO file using UUP Dump

To download the Windows 11 ISO file with the UUP Dump tool, use these steps:

  1. Open UUP Dump page.
  2. Click the Downloads tab.
  3. Select the “Windows 11 Insider Preview” to download the latest (x64) ISO file – for example, build 26100. UUP Dump Windows 11 Insider Preview latest download"Quick tip: In the case of version 24H2, always choose a build equal to or higher than 26100 since this one and later versions, the previews considered RTM for this feature update.
  4. Use the “Language” drop-down menu to select the installation language.UUP Dump ISO language
  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Select the editions to include in the Windows 11 ISO file.UUP Dump Windows 11 editions
  7. Click the Next button.
  8. Select the “Download and convert to ISO” option.UUP Dump download and convert ISO tools
  9. Clear all the options under the “Conversion options” section to speed up the ISO creation process.
  10. Click the “Create download package” button to save the tool on your computer.
  11. Open the zip folder with File Explorer.
  12. Click the Extract all button.UUP Dump extract scripts
  13. Select the location to extract the files.
  14. Click the Extract button.
  15. Right-click the uup_download_windows.cmd batch file and select the Run as administrator option.UUP Dump download Windows 11 ISO
  16. Click the More info option.
  17. Click the Run anyway button to begin the long process.
  18. Press the “R” key to allow the script to run once, and press Enter.
  19. Press the 0 key when prompted to close the screen.

Once you complete the steps, the Windows 11 24H2 ISO file will be created inside the folder where you extracted the UUP Dump tool. You can continue with the instructions below to use the Rufus tool to create bootable USB media.

Create a Windows 11 bootable USB using Rufus

To create a bootable USB with Rufus to install Windows 11 24H2, use these steps:

  1. Open Rufus website.
  2. Under the “Download” section, click the link to download the latest version.
  3. Double-click the rufus.x.xx.exe file to launch the tool.
  4. Select the USB flash drive to create the Windows 11 bootable media using the drop-down menu under the “Device” section.
  5. Choose the “Disk or ISO image” option using the drop-down menu under the “Boot selection” section.
  6. Click the Select button.
    Rufus Windows 11 ISO select option
  7. Select the Windows 11 24H2 ISO file.
  8. Click the Open button.
  9. Select the “Standard Windows 11 Installation” option under the “Image option” setting.Rufus Windows 11 bootable USB settings
  10. Select the GPT option under the “Partition scheme” section.
  11. Choose the UEFI (non-CSM) option under the “Target system” section.
  12. Specify a descriptive name for the bootable USB drive under the “Volume label” section—for example, Windows 11 Setup.
  13. Use the default settings for the File system and Cluster size options.
  14. Check the Quick format option.
  15. Check the “Create extended label and icon files” option.
  16. Clear all the checked options if the computer is compatible with Windows 11.Rufus customization settings
    Quick note: Check the “Remove requirement for 4GB+ RAM, Secure Boot and TPM 2.0” and “Remove requirement for an online Microsoft account” options to create a USB media for unsupported hardware.
  17. Click the Start button.
  18. Click the OK button to confirm the USB’s deletion and the bootable drive’s creation.

After you complete the steps, the tool will create a USB bootable media with the Windows 11 24H2 installation files.

Alternatively, you can use other tools like Ventoy, which allows you to create a bootable media by sampling and dropping multiple ISO files on the USB flash drive. You can even create a bootable media with Command Prompt.

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