Although you usually need a USB flash drive to perform a clean installation or in-place upgrade, you can also use the virtual disc drive support to mount the Windows 11 22H2 ISO file to launch the setup without any physical media. This guide will teach you the steps to perform a Windows 11 22H2 upgrade or clean installation without a bootable USB or Media Creation Tool.

Install Windows 11 22H2 from ISO without USB

To install Windows 11 22H2 without a USB flash drive, use these steps: If you want to do a clean installation of version 22H2, click the “Change what to keep” option, select the Nothing option, click the Next button, and then click the Install button.

Once you complete the steps, the Windows 11 2022 Update will install on your computer. Since this is an in-place upgrade, you won’t need to go through the out-of-box experience (OOBE) because all your settings, apps, and files will migrate automatically. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.