ReFS will be a new file system on Windows 11. But actually, you can use it on Windows 11 now with the help of ViveTool. In this post, MiniTool Software will introduce how to install Windows 11 on a ReFS partition. In addition, if you want to recover deleted files on Windows 11, you can try MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
ReFS, which full name is Resilient File System, is the newest file system for Windows. It was initially introduced with Windows Server 2012. And it is the next-generation file system after NTFS. Microsoft will also introduce this new file system to Windows 11. Well then, is it possible to install Windows 11 on a ReFS partition now? If yes, how to do this?
Windows 11 is getting a new file system - ReFS. In this post, we will introduce some related information about it to help you better understand it.
Currently, you need to install Windows 11 on a ReFS partition by using ViveTool. If you don’t know how to do this job, the guide in this post can help you out.
How to Install Windows 11 on a ReFS Partition?
ReFS is not fully implemented. You’d better not do this on your main computer. You can try to install Windows 11 on a ReFS partition on a test computer to experience this new file system.
You can follow this guide to install Windows 11 on a ReFS partition:
Step 1: Go to GitHub to download the latest version of ViveTool on your PC.
Step 2: The download file is a zipped file. You need to unzip it first. You can right-click it and select Extract all. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to unzip the file.
Step 3: Right-click the folder and select Copy as path.
Step 4: Click the search box and search for cmd. Then, right-click Command Prompt from the search result and select Run as administrator. This will run Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 5: Type the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter:
You need to replace the path with the folder path you have copied.
Step 6: Type the following command into Command Prompt and press Enter:
vivetool /enable /id:42189933
This can enable ReFS partitions on Windows 11.
Step 7: Restart your computer.
Step 8: Download Windows 11 ISO file on your PC.
Step 9: Open the location where the downloaded Windows 11 ISO file is stored.
Step 10: Double-click the Windows 11 ISO file to mount it.
Step 11: Double-click the Setup.exe file to launch the installation setup.
Step 12: Follow the on-screen guide to reinstall Windows 11 on your device.
After these steps, Windows 11 should be installed on the ReFS partition.
You Should Install These MiniTool Programs on Windows 11
MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a professional partition manager for Windows. You can use it to partition the disk on your Windows 11 computer. For example, you can use it to create a new partition, delete a partition, extend a partition to get more free space, merge two partitions, migrate OS from one drive to another, etc.
Some features are free for use in the free edition of this software. You can first experience these free features before you buy this MiniTool software.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery
If you are looking for the best free data recovery software for Windows 11, you can feel free to try MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
This software can help you find and recover lost, deleted, and existing files on a data storage drive. It supports recovering all kinds of files like photos, videos, movies, documents, and more.
If you permanently delete a large video file by mistake and want to get it back later, you can use the method mentioned in this post to do the job.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition allows you to recover up to 1 GB of files for free. You can try this freeware beforehand.
To protect your data and system, you can use MiniTool ShadowMaker to back up your computer regularly.
This backup software is designed to back up files, folders, partitions, disks, and systems on your Windows computer. When data loss or system crash happens, you can restore your files and systems from the previous backup.
You can try the trial edition of this software to use all features for free within 30 days.
It is not a difficult job to install Windows 11 on a ReFS partition. You should strictly follow the steps in this post to do the job. At the same time, you also get some useful tools from MiniTool Software to help you partition hard drive, recover data, and back up your PC. We hope these are the things you want.