We have good news: you can install Windows 11 without altering your Windows 10 PC, so we will explain how to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 11. To do this, you must review the minimum requirements of Windows 11 and also create a partition, that is, a separate drive on your hard drive of at least 64 GB that will be assigned to Windows 11. Everything is so simple, and we are going to go step by step. Remember that before installing Windows 11, you have to see if you have a TPM chip and secure boot.
Steps Before Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 11
Before creating a Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Windows 11, you must create a partition on your PC’s hard drive. Please follow the steps given below.
Create a partition
- First press Windows key + R, type “diskmgmt.msc”, and press Enter.
- Now in order to create a partition in Windows 11, there is a ‘Shrink Volume’ option. You have to right-click on the desired drive and then select option “Shrink Volume.”
- Make sure to choose a disk with sufficient capacity, as Windows 11 needs at least 64 GB of space.
- You will then see the available space to reduce. Remember that you must allocate at least 64 GB of space. Now enter the amount of space to reduce in MB and then click on “Reduce.”
- Now you will see that the unallocated space appears in disk management at the bottom. Right-click on it and select “New Simple Volume.” It will open the wizard, click “Next.”
- A description of the volume you created with the allocated space appears. Click “Next” again.
- Set a letter to the newly created drive and then click Next.
- Now assign a label to the volume, click “Next,” and then “Finish.” Your new separate drive is now available. Now we can go ahead with Windows 11 installation on this drive.
Windows 11 ISO file and boot drive
The next step is to download Windows 11. The compilation of Windows 11 with the ISO file is downloaded with the UUP Dump tool and create a USB to install Windows 11.
How to Install Windows 10 and Windows 11 Together
Once you’ve created a bootable USB, now is the time to start installing Windows 11 via the boot menu. For this process, first, turn off your PC, turn it on again and press F8 to restart the PC in “Boot” mode:
- When in Boot mode, click “Use a device” and select your USB drive. The installation of Windows 11 should start. Click “Next” to continue and then click “Install Now.” Accept the terms and conditions.
- Here’s the important thing: click “Custom – Install Windows only (advanced)” to do a separate and clean installation of Windows 11 and not interfere with Windows 10.
- When prompted, here you select the drive that we created earlier (Windows 11) and click “Next.”
- Now follow the on-screen instructions and wait for Windows 11 to install. Once complete, you will have access to both Windows 10 and the newly installed Windows 11.
The Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Windows 11 is now ready. To choose which operating system you are going to open, you will have a list available that says Windows 10 and Windows 11 separately each time you turn on the machine. However, you will see this list for a few seconds, and then the pc will load the default system, so we will see how to set the operating system that will boot by default.
Choose the default operating system
- Open Settings or click Windows + X, select “System” and then click on “Advanced system settings.”
- Click Settings under “Startup and Recovery”.
- Click the drop-down menu under “Default Operating System” and select the desired Windows.
- Select how long you want the PC to allow you to choose the operating system when you restart or turn on the machine.
Ready, the machine will boot with the chosen system if you don’t select one first. You already have the Dual Boot ready between Windows 10 and Windows 11. You can enjoy these two excellent operating systems on the same PC.