What is the download or update size of Windows 11?

How many GB of data is required to download Windows 11 ISO file? or What is the Windows 11 update size? Do you want to install Windows 11 on your PC and are you stuck on questions regarding Windows 11 download and update size?

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Windows 11 Size

Windows 11 is the next-generation operating system launched for PCs and Laptops. Microsoft has planned it from the long to bring a new interface with a lot of changes in the taskbar, start menu, settings, etc. Windows 11 will also gain a performance increment along with security advancements than former Windows 10. So, it’s the best idea to upgrade all the supported devices.

Windows 10 size has changed drastically from the beginning with each feature update. Windows 11 was expected to get changes in the download and update size along with new features and improvements.

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Windows 11 Download Size (ISO)

Microsoft has already launched an official Windows 11 ISO file to be downloaded from their portal. Windows 11 ISO file contains all the editions meant for different purposes. Windows 11 Installation Media Creation tool also has to option to download the same ISO file. Alternatively, Windows Insiders members can get access to Insider Preview ISO files from the Dev and Beta Channel.

As of now, the most important Windows 11 ISO file download size is around 5.1 GB. The latest ISO file may include the Cumulative Update to the Build 22000.258 (KB5006674) or higher. Additionally, the Windows 11 ISO file size of 5.1 GB will consist of all the editions such as Windows 11 Home, Pro, Home Single Language, Pro for Workstations, Education, and their respective N editions.

windows 11 download size
Windows 11 Download Size

On the other hand, Windows 11 Enterprise edition is for medium to large organizations. It is used to manage several computers on the same network. Windows 11 Enterprise ISO size is around 5 GB and it will consist of two editions namely LTSC and its N edition.

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On the other hand, Windows 11 ARM ISO file is in DHCP format for directly accessing it on Virtual Machines like VirtualBox, Hyper-V, and Parallels Desktop. The DHCP file is around 20 GB in fully installed size.

Windows 11 Update Size

Windows 11 update is free but your PC must meet the minimum requirements set by Microsoft such as the latest processor, TPM 2.0 chip, UEFI Boot Mode, Secure Boot, GPT Partition, and more. Windows 11 update is officially available from the Windows Update & Security settings. Go and check for the latest updates and click on the Download and Install button next to the available Windows 11 Update.

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Windows 11 Update Size

Windows 11 update size will be around 3.5 GB for both the Windows 11 Home and Pro editions users but may differ for Windows 11 Insiders users. Further, the upgrade will take an hour or two to download and install, it will depend on the download speed and PC capabilities.

Read Also: How can I update to Windows 11?

Windows 11 Install Size

Windows storage requirements have been revamped twice for Windows 10. The earlier 32-bit version required at least 16 GB storage and 64 bit required 20 GB. Then Microsoft directly increased the installation size to 32 GB for both the variant.

Again Microsoft has increased the required storage size to 64 GB for Windows 11 Home and Pro editions. Windows 11 system files will only weigh around 25 GB but the rest of the storage will be available for apps, games, data, downloads, videos, music, documents, and extra files.

Windows 11 drive properties

Windows 11 clean install will occupy less space than update. As an upgrade have to keep the user data from the previous OS into Windows.old directory in the C drive. An upgrade also preserves the App, Games, and their extra data along with new Windows 11 functional features.

Also, Windows 11 updates will occupy 5-8 GB of extra storage to efficiently download, store, and install the updates. So we will suggest at least 128 GB of disk drive partition to efficiently run Windows 11 with your all favorite apps.

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