Before you install

Once you have downloaded the Zorin image:

  1. Verify your Zorin download: Methods of downloading Zorin OS - #8 by zabadabadoo
  2. Disable Secure Boot: How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot in Windows 10
  3. Disable Fast Startup: Windows 10 Fast Startup: How to Disable it and Why You Should
  4. Disable bitlocker encryption: [SOLVED] How to disable BitLocker on Windows 10 - Super Easy
  5. If you have Zorin on a USB drive and cannot boot into it (assuming you changed boot order in BIOS):
    a. Confirm that the USB drive is working properly.
    b. Check any cables used to connect to the drive.
    c. Use another computer or USB drive.

Finally, you can try Balena alternatives like Unetbootin and Rufus.

Most of the time, an installation problem is due to one of the following:

  1. bad download.
  2. bad media (USB/DVD).
  3. need to change a BIOS setting.
On old pc how to replace Zorin os by Zorin lite
Building a desktop and dual booting
When I click Try or Install Zorin OS it brings me to a black screen
Making a usb stick(32Go) with zorin-os-15.3-Core-64-bit
Black Screen after Selecting "Try or Install Zorin OS"
Proper Dual-boot w/ Windows 10 and Zorin core
How to partition
Zorin OS Lite 32bit CD insallation failed... 'The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) failed'
Installed Zorin 15.3 Core and now laptop is totally stuck!
Is ZorinOS Ultimate worth it?
My laptop has problems with zorin os
Black screen when installing Zorin OS 16.2 Core
Having a terrible time trying to install Zorin OS
Zebronics H61 motherboard with i5 rd zen processor
Can't boot Zorin 15.3 from usb
Need Help With Installing!
No Dual Boot possible?
Bootloader Location
Zorin on LenovoThinkPad X260 does not start after applying updates
Can't get beyond the Installation menu
Installation Crash
Grub Menu disappears after Lenovo Bios Update
PROBLEM: No Root File System is Defined
UNRESOLVED - Installed zorin 15.3 core but no idea how to connect to wifi
USB not accessible after flashing zorin
Lenovo Working Very slow
Screen black
I can't install Zorin on HP 15 - black screen
Touchpad in Gnome
Zorin wants to install on a USB stick instead of my pc
No boot menu after installation - login into windows10 as usual
PROBLEM: No Root File System is Defined
PROBLEM: No Root File System is Defined
Zorin and Windows
Unable to install apps from the zorin store
PROBLEM: No Root File System is Defined
Unable to login into Zorin OS Lite 15
Ram usage of Zorin 15 Vs Zorin 16
Zorin error
Installation of Zorin OS 15.3 Core freezes on Acer Aspire ES17
Mistake during installation?
(Resolved) Infinitely Loading Error
[INSTALLATION] Secure Boot, Zorin OS or Intel Optane?
Dual Boot ended up in a big mess
Grub installation crash
Zorin os 15 to 16?
Installer Crash when installing Zorin OS Lite 16 via USB
Black Screen after updating system
Uefi/legacy dell and acer
UNRESOLVED - Installed zorin 15.3 core but no idea how to connect to wifi
USB Install not read on HP pavilion
Installing Zorin to 16 GB bootible flash drive gives "Not enough space"?
Zorin doesn’t write to my external hard drive right away
Pregunta instalación nstall Zorin 16 OS pro
How do I boot straight to ZORIN OS
UNRESOLVED - Installed zorin 15.3 core but no idea how to connect to wifi
Dual Boot ended up in a big mess
Cannot boot back into Zorin OS after booting into Windows 10 once
Cannot create a USB w/ bootable OS - Help Please
how to disable the grub start window
The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run
Cannot Boot From USB Stick
Unable to install Zorin 16 Pro - Can't install GRUB Fatal error
Installation Errors!
Grub freezes on keypress
Help needed on installing Zorin OS
Attention error with BalenaEtcher
[]rtlwifi: AP off, try to reconnect now
Install on computer with dual hard drives
Lenovo Working Very slow
Stuck installation
Creating an Install Drive
Ubi-partman failed
Awesome operating system
Installing Z15.3 Lite - Не загружается с загрузочной флэш карты
Continue to windows
Balenaetcher can't burn the iso image
Zorin Lite hangs immediately after login screen (fresh installation)
Zorin OS 16 Core Installation Problem
Zorin os asennus ei onnistu
Stuck on logo
How to Force Zorin to Remember Window Sizes, Positions, Screens
Install Zorin OS issues
Black Screen while trying to install
Zorin Installation Stuck On zorin
App icons turning into grey boxes and won't launch
"Sgx disabled by BIOS" and "couldn't find an input interrupt endpoint" errors
Really bad Zorin/Mint Linux (in general) experience
EXT4 file system creation failed
Stuck at boot, despite boot repair done
Installed Zorin but full of bugs
Empty folder without an installer
Having Trouble While Installing The OS
[ISSUE] Could not load Zorin Install and/or Boot after install
Zorin next to Windows
Unable to boot into fresh Zorin install - "No Bootable Device"
Installing Zorin 16.2 on Dell XPS 15 9520!
ZorinOS not booting on ASUS P5G41T-M LX
Difference Between 'Try Zorin' & 'Install Zorin'?
Need help resolving
[HOW TO] Partition & Install Zorin 16
Can't enter bios
Audio and video breaks, application freezes , screen stuck
Zorin OS does not detect Windows 10
Casper / vmlinuz not found
Error installing Zorin Core: "The installer has failed"
Creating efi file system failed during installation
Zorin install hangs at "copying installation logs"
Zorin Lite 15.3 - password login screen on live session while installing?
Downloading zorin ultimate
Black screen after GRUB when using Live USB
Black screen after GRUB when using Live USB
Stuck in the logo
No boot menu after installation - login into windows10 as usual
File app does not show on desktop
How to change from Ubuntu to Zorin 12
Computer doesn't power off
How to remove Manjaro Xfce OS and install Zorin OS?
Only black screen and cursor at startup.

Also, boot into Windows on one of your restarts, prior to starting the install. Under Power Options -> Change what closing the lid does or Change what pushing the power button does, you get a window that has a section greyed out at the bottom. Make sure you click the shield, provide your password or hit allow, then change the FastBoot option to unchecked (disabled). Also disable hibernation. If you don't do this you will have a corrupt windows installation and be unable to write to the partition to share data. Do this prior to re-partitioning.


Does this work on Windows 11? Has anyone here tried this with Windows 11?

I have not....please respond with your experience. You may have to search settings for fast boot, it may not be in the same place. They should have the same settings though.