Microsoft released Windows 11 in October, 2021 by making it available as a free upgrade for compatible PCs running Windows 10. The software also soon began shipping on new PCs as well.
One thing you haven’t been able to do until now? Buy a box that has physical media with a Windows 11 installer pre-loaded. But now you can do that too.
As spotted by Luke Blevins, you can now buy Windows 11 on a USB flash drive from Best Buy. There are two options available:
Those are the same prices you’d pay if you downloaded Windows 11 from Microsoft, installed it on a PC, and then paid for a digital license to activate the software. But if you’ve got a slow internet connection, don’t have an 8GB or larger flash drive already, or just like collecting retail packaging boxes, now you can do that too.
Just keep in mind that your PC will have to meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, so you’ll need a computer with at least 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a compatible processor and TPM 2.0.