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How to Install Tiny 11

My last article was a comparison of Tiny 11 and Windows 11 operating systems a d today we’re going to look at how you can install tiny 11 on your computer. Tiny 11 is a lightweight and efficient operating system designed for low-spec hardware making it ideal for older computers or devices with limited resources. In this blog post we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to install Tiny 11 using bootable media. Follow along to unleash the full potential of your hardware with this lightweight operating system.


Before we jump into the installation process make sure you have the following:

1. A USB flash drive (at least 4GB) or a blank DVD.

2. An ISO file of Tiny 11 downloaded from the official website.

3. A computer or device on which you want to install Tiny 11.

Step 1: Create a Bootable Media

To install Tiny 11 you’ll need to create a bootable USB or DVD. Here’s how:

  1. Insert your USB flash drive or blank DVD into your computer.
  2. Open a reliable ISO burning tool like Rufus (for USB) or ImgBurn (for DVD). 
  3. Select the ISO file of Tiny 11 you downloaded earlier. 
  4. Choose your USB flash drive or DVD as the destination.
  5. Verify the settings and click on “Start” to begin creating the bootable media.
  6. Wait until the process completes and ensure that the bootable media is created successfully.

Step 2: Configure BIOS or Boot Menu

Once you have your bootable media ready you’ll need to configure your computer’s BIOS or Boot Menu to prioritize booting from the USB or DVD. Here’s how:

  1. Restart your computer and enter BIOS settings by pressing the appropriate key (usually F2 or F10 or F8) during the startup process. The key varies depending on the manufacturer.
  2. Once inside the BIOS navigate to the Boot or Boot Options section.
  3. Set the boot priority order to give precedence to the USB or DVD drive.
  4. Save the changes and exit the BIOS.

Note: If you’re using a Boot Menu instead of BIOS simply press the key for accessing the Boot Menu (usually F12 or Esc) during startup and select the USB or DVD drive as the boot device.

Step 3: Installing Tiny 11

With your system set up to boot from the USB or DVD drive you’re ready to proceed with the installation process.

  1. Insert the bootable media into your computer and restart it.
  2. The Tiny 11 installation process will begin automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed.
  3. Select your language time zone and other preferences when prompted.
  4. Choose the installation type. You can opt for a fresh installation or if you have an older version of Tiny 11 choose the upgrade option if available.
  5. Select the destination drive where you want to install Tiny 11. Make sure to back up any important data on that drive beforehand.
  6. Customize the installation by selecting optional components or additional software if desired.
  7. Review your selections and begin the installation process.
  8. Wait until the installation completes. This may take some time depending on your system’s specifications.
  9. Once the installation finishes you will be prompted to restart your computer. Remove the bootable media and press Enter to reboot.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tiny 11 on your computer. You can now enjoy a sleek and lightweight operating system with a minimal resource footprint.

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