Install Windows 11 Home without a Microsoft account

How to Install Windows 11 Home without a Microsoft Account and Internet

Microsoft’s big new Windows 11 update is out now

You might have noticed this new change in Windows 11, Microsoft has made it compulsory to have a Microsoft account in light to upgrade and use Windows 11. In short, you won’t be able to use Windows 11 without a Microsoft account. Also, users should have an active internet connection in order to start the setup of Windows 11.

Well, there are many users who don’t prefer using a Microsoft account and for them, we will mention on How to install Windows 11 Home without a Microsoft account and Internet connection. You can simply bypass these restrictions and use Windows 11 without worrying about your Microsoft account.

Install Windows 11 Home without a Microsoft account and Internet

If you have completed installing your Windows 11 operating system and on first boot, you will be redirected to the setup page. Now here, you will need an active internet connection. You won’t be able to move further without an active internet connection. So follow the below method to bypass these restrictions.

lets connect window

Method 1:

On the” let’s Connect you to network” window, press the SHIFT+F10 keyboard shortcut.

By executing the following shortcut, it will open the Command prompt, in cmd, type taskmgr, and hit enter.

It will now open Task Manager in Windows, Now navigate to More >> Network connection flow. 

Now right-click on it and click on the End task button from the menu that appeared.

Now close all windows and go back to the setup page.

Hurray! You can now continue to set up with a local account and without an active internet connection.

Method 2:

If you feel, Method 1 is a bit complicated for you, you can try this alternate method. In this method, you can set up Windows 11 without an active internet connection or Microsoft account just by running a simple command in the Windows command prompt.

To begin, open a command prompt in the setup page of Windows 11 just by pressing the Shift+F10 key shortcut.

Now enter the following command and hit enter. As soon as you execute the command, it will do its work. You can now close the windows and continue the setup without any Microsoft account and an active internet connection. Here is the command:

taskkill /F /IM oobenetworkconnectionflow.exe

Enter your name to create a Local account.

set up with a local account

Conclusion

There is some drawback of these methods, like the app icons won’t properly show as it doesn’t have access to active internet. This one isn’t a drawback, but still, if you want to use Windows 11 is its full capacity, to download apps, to surf online, you will need an active internet connection. Having that said, what do you think about this workaround to use and complete the setup of Windows 11 without a Microsoft account and an active internet connection. Did the method worked for you or not? Let us know by dropping a comment in your words below.

About Chandan Pandit

He is a Tech Journalist at Dealntech. He writes on Mobile and Android related news. Keeping the contents as simple as possible with proper information is his goal. He enjoys researching all kinds of tech products, especially fascinating latest mobile phones and gadgets. In his free time, he loves playing mobile games.

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