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by Nirav Patel

Introduction

Note that unlike other versions of the Framework Laptop 13, AMD Ryzen 7040 Series uses an AMD RZ616 WiFi card that the Windows 11 installer doesn't currently include drivers for. To avoid getting stuck during installation, we recommend using Rufus to create the installer, which allows you to bypass the network requirement. This guide takes you through the steps to use Rufus to create a Windows 11 installer.

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  1. On a different computer, download the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) for x64 devices from https://www.microsoft.com/software-downl...
    • On a different computer, download the Download Windows 11 Disk Image (ISO) for x64 devices from https://www.microsoft.com/software-downl...

    • In the dropdown select Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO for x64 devices) as pictured, and click Download Now.

  2. Download the latest version of Rufus from here.
    • Download the latest version of Rufus from here.

    • If you are on Windows you will typically need the Standard version outlined here in red or the Portable version if you prefer to run Rufus without installation.

    • Plug in a USB thumb drive of at least 8GB in size (note that this will be wiped during installation, so use a blank drive or one with data you don’t need to preserve) into the computer you have Rufus and the Windows 11 ISO on.

    • A Storage Expansion Card can also work for this if you have one.

    • Once the USB drive is connected launch Rufus.

  3. Under Device, choose the USB thumb drive.
    • Under Device, choose the USB thumb drive.

    • Note that if you’re using a very large thumb drive and no drives appear, you may need to click Show advanced drive properties and select List USB Hard Drives

  4. Click SELECT next to Boot selection and choose the Win11_22H2_English_x64v2.iso that you downloaded earlier.
    • Click SELECT next to Boot selection and choose the Win11_22H2_English_x64v2.iso that you downloaded earlier.

  5. You can keep the rest of the settings as the defaults.  Click START.  You’ll get a screen that says “Windows User Experience”.  You can keep those settings as the defaults also, and click OK.  You can also adjust the settings if you’d like at this screen, but make sure Remove requirement for an online Microsoft account remains selected.
    • You can keep the rest of the settings as the defaults. Click START. You’ll get a screen that says “Windows User Experience”. You can keep those settings as the defaults also, and click OK. You can also adjust the settings if you’d like at this screen, but make sure Remove requirement for an online Microsoft account remains selected.

    • After you click OK you'll see a warning that the USB Thumb Drive will be erased during, click OK on this and Rufus will create your install Media

    • Once the Green Status Bar is complete you can remove the USB Thumb Drive, plug it into your Framework Laptop 13, and proceed to install Windows by following this Guide from Step 3 onwards!

Finish Line

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Sandy Qualey-Dobson

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11 Comments

I built a DIY FW13 Ryzen 7040 and I’ve followed the instructions regarding the Rufus/Windows download etc. I’m setting up windows and I’m now at the screen that says, “Lets connect you to a network” but the next button is greyed out. I followed the instruction on this page line by line.

How do I get past this screen? Also, from here there are no instructions how to install the driver package and update BIOS.

Thank you.

golz@yahoo.com - Reply

Where to get missing drivers after finish of the windows installation? I can not find the driver pack everyone is talking about.

Mikhail - Reply

You can find the latest BIOS and Drivers here, this is the final step of the Windows installation guide we link to at the end of this guide, however based on feedback we will consider consolidating these steps into one guide for Framework Laptop 13 (AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series) in future.

Sandy Qualey-Dobson -

Where to get wifi drivers after windows installation? I can't find that driver pack everyone is talking about.

Mikhail - Reply

Is there a Rufus alternative for Mac that works well in this case? I have balenaEtcher, that I have used to make Raspberry Pi images. There's a lot of other choices too.

Matthew Shook - Reply

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