Clean Install


If you are installing Windows 11 on a new PC---perhaps one you've built or purchased---or would like to repave an existing PC, you are performing a clean install and will boot the PC from USB installation media as described in Create Windows 11 Install Media and will encounter both Setup phases.

However, if you are configuring Windows 11 for the first time on a new PC, you can skip directly to Step-By-Step: The Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE). The steps described here are only for those performing a clean install.

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