NTDEV is the developer behind the popular tiny10 and tiny11 projects. Today he released a new creation of his called live11. It's the first bootable Windows 11 live DVD designed to run entirely in RAM and fit on a 4GB virtual hard disk (VHD).
live11 works like any other Windows live CD (or DVD/USB). You can burn the ISO to a USB and boot the OS without installing it to your hard drive. You will have a fully functional Windows 11 system suitable for troubleshooting, data recovery, virus removal or other tasks.
You can directly download NTDEV's live11 from the Internet Archive, but you should be aware of the following limitations before using it:
- Running live11 requires 8GB of RAM, even though the project will only use half of it.
- live11 does not work on systems with UEFI and GPT (GUID partition table)—only MBR and BIOS are currently supported.
- If you want to try live11 in a virtual machine, only VMware and Hyper-V work (VirtualBox will hang on startup).
NTDEV plans to address these issues and deliver more improvements in future updates, so we should expect a better version of live11 soon.