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How to Install Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4

Install Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi, in general, is associated with Linux operating systems like Raspberry Pi OSUbuntu, etc. How about installing a Microsoft Windows OS on your Raspberry Pi? Well, that would be a cool thing, right? The only Windows operating system supported by Pi is the Windows 10 IoT Core. But it’s not a full-fledged desktop OS. But as long as we have a vibrant community of Raspberry Pi developers, we’ll get a quick workaround for almost anything. The case is not different in the latest Windows 11 OS. Developers have managed to install Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi, and that too is the full-fledged desktop version.

As of now, only the official insider preview build of Windows 11 is available for download, and it’s found pretty nice when installed on Raspberry Pi. In this article, I’ll break down the process to install Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi for you. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Requirement

How to Install Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4

  1. First off, to install Windows 11 OS on your Pi, you need to create an installation image. For that, head to UUPdump.net and search for “Windows 11 arm”.search windows 11 in uupdump
  2. Now, select the latest build for arm64.select windows 11 build
  3. Choose your preferred language, Windows 11 edition, and then click Next.choose language
  4. On the next screen, choose Download and convert to ISO and click Create download package.select download options
  5. Once you download the file, extract the contents into a folder named say “Win11”.extract the contents
  6. Browse into that folder and double-click on the uup_download_windows.cmd file. If you are presented with a warning message, just click on “more info” and then allow it to make necessary changes on your device.
  7. The command prompt windows will now open and run some codes to download the ARM image and create an iso file. Note that the process may take a while. So be patient.
  8. Once it completes the process, type 0 to close the CMD window, you will now get an ISO file that you can flash onto your SD card.command prompt window
  9. Now, plug your microSD card into your computer. And make sure that the card is detected and listed on ‘This PC’. It will erase all your data on the card. So make sure that you’ve taken a backup of the files.
  10. Download the WoR imager tool and extract the contents into the “Win11” folder you’ve made before.download WoR imager
  11. Launch the tool, set your preferred language, and click Next.select wor language
  12. Now, choose the microSD card that you want to install Windows 11 on. Select the device type from the drop-down. Here choose Raspberry Pi 4 / 400 [ARM64] and click Next.select the device
  13. In the next window, navigate through the file explorer and choose the newly created Windows 11 ISO file and click Next.select arm image
  14. When prompted to select the driver, select the first option to use the latest package of drivers available on the server.select the drivers
  15. In the next screen, choose the latest UEFI firmware from the server, and hit Next.select uefi firmware
  16. Now, verify the configuration and click Next.configuration
  17. Check the installation overview if everything is ok, then click Install. Since you are using a microSD card, the installation will take some time.installation overview
  18. Once the installation is complete, close the tool window and eject the card from your computer.
  19. Insert the microSD card into your Raspberry Pi, plug your peripherals and boot up.

Windows 11 should be installed on your device now, and let’s see how to set it up.

How to Set Up Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4

  1. Boot your Pi and press the Esc key if asked. It will take you to the setup mode.set up windows 11 on raspberry pi 4
  2. Now come down to Device Manager and hit enter.device manager
  3. Again, come down through the list and choose Raspberry Pi Configuration.raspberry pi configuration
  4. Select Advanced Configuration and then set Limit RAM to 3 GB to <Disabled>. Then press F10 to save the changes and Esc to exit.disable ram limit
  5. Under Raspberry Pi Configuration, go to Display Configuration, set your preferred resolution, and press F10 to save and Esc to exit.display configuration
  6. Now, press Esc until you come back to the initial setup menu and then select Continue.continue

Your device will now exit the setup/bios mode and boot with the new settings on Windows 11!

Now that you’ve successfully installed Windows 11 on Raspberry Pi 4 and set it up correctly for a smoother experience. You can now start exploring the new features and apps of the brand new Windows 11 on your cute little Pi.

About the Author: Vishnu Mohan

Vishnu Mohan is an ardent hobbyist of Raspberry Pi projects, who hails from God's Own Country. He is kind of a minimalist person who believes in keeping things simple & elegant in life. Apart from the techy things, he is passionate about music and cricket. In his free time, he likes to read books and spend quality time with his family and friends.

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6 Comments

  1. Hallo,
    I want to install windows 10 for the RPI.
    i choose te right install file.
    It takes 4 hours to do this !!!!
    When it was done it installs win 11 and not win 10

  2. I started again with use an ssd drive for de rpi400
    That go’s much more faster.
    Why is the wireless adapter gone and only the utp works on my rpi400
    Also in the bios from the pi400 the wireless adapter is gone !!

  3. Vishnu Mohan
    Hello, can you add that 16 GB microSD is not enough. I did it with a 16 GB microSD card, following your instructions, and it was 99% full.

    1. Hi Gordon,

      Thanks for your comment. The public build has more size and you may require a 32 GB card.

      I’ve mentioned the same in the requirements section.

      Regards.

  4. Don’t waste your time if you need WiFi. There is currently no available driver for ARM64, neither the integrated chipset nor USB adapter.

  5. I am trying flash 128gb SD Card ARM64 Windows11 for Raspberry, but getting error unable to read partition as fat on Raspberry pi. What should I do. Please help.

    I have downloaded ISO using Mac OS and using sudo dd if=/Users/vivekrastogi/Downloads/25169/25169.1000_CORE_ARM64_EN-US.ISO of=/dev/disk3 bs=1m

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