How to have Dual Boot between Windows 10 and Windows 11: step by step guide

We have good news: you can install Windows 11 without disturbing your Windows 10 PC, so we will explain how to do a Dual Boot with 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 very simple and we will go through it step by step.

Remember that before installing Windows 11 you have to see if you have TPM chip, although if you do not have a TPM chip here is a trick to bypass this limitation.

Before Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Windows 11

Before creating a Dual Boot with Windows 10 and Windows 11 you must create a partition on the hard drive of your PC. We explain step by step how to do it:

Create a partition for Windows 11

  • First press Windows Key+R, type “diskmgmt.msc” and press Enter.
  • To create a partition for Windows 11 right-click a drive and select “Decrease volume”.
  • Make sure you choose a disk with enough capacity, since Windows 11 needs at least 64 GB of space.
  • You will then see the space available 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 “Reduce”.
  • Now you will see the Unallocated space appear in Disk Management at the bottom. Right click on it and select “New Simple Volume”. This will open the wizard, click “Next”.
  • A description of the volume you created with the allocated space appears. Click «Next» again.
  • Assign a letter to the new drive and click “Next”.
  • Now assign a label to the volume, click “Next” and then “Finish”. Your new separate drive is now available, let’s move on to installing Windows 11 on it.

Windows 11 ISO file and bootable drive

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The next step is to download Windows 11. You download the Windows 11 build with the ISO file using the UUP Dump tool and create a USB to install Windows 11.

Creating the Dual Boot between Windows 10 and Windows 11

Once you’ve created a bootable USB, now it’s time to start installing Windows 11 through the boot menu. For this process first turn off your PC, turn it back on and press F8 To restart the PC in “Boot” mode:

  • When you’re 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 comes the important thing: Click «Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)» to do a separate, clean install of Windows 11 that doesn’t interfere with Windows 10.
  • You’ll be prompted to select the drive where you want to install Windows 11.
  • Here you select the drive we created earlier (Windows11) and click “Next”.
  • Now simply 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.

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 that says Windows 10 and Windows 11 separately available each time you turn on the machine. However, you will see this list for a few seconds and then the machine will load the default system, so we are going to see how to put the operating system that will boot by default.

Choose the default operating system

  • Open Settings or click Windows+X, select “System” and then click “Advanced system settings”.
  • Under «Startup and Recovery,» click the «Settings» button.
  • Click the drop-down menu under «Default Operating System» and select the operating system you want to be the default.
  • Select how long you want the PC to allow you to select the operating system when you restart or turn on the machine.

Done, the machine will boot with the chosen system if you don’t select one first. You already have the Dual Boot between Windows 10 and Windows 11 ready, you can enjoy these two excellent operating systems on the same PC. If you have doubts, comment.

NOTE: We are not responsible for any damage you may cause with this process if you do something wrong. We recommend that you make a copy of everything before anything else, since in these processes something can always go wrong and you may lose important information.


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