How to Install Windows 11 Home or Pro without Microsoft Account?

To install Windows 11 Home or Pro edition operating system on any computer, Microsoft has made mandatory an active internet connection (through Wi-Fi, LAN, or other sources) and a Microsoft Account. That means if you don’t have an active internet connection or a Microsoft account, typically, you will not be unable to install Windows 11. However, some workaround makes it possible to install Windows 11 without a Microsoft Account and an active internet connection.

In this growupwindows article, you will learn to install Windows 11 Home operating system without a Microsoft Account and active internet connection.

Until now, the restrictions mentioned above are not applicable for Windows 11 Pro and other versions, although recent Insider builds suggest that Microsoft is about to make it mandatory to use a Microsoft account while installing Windows 11 Pro too.

So, to make the dream true without an internet connection, you’ll need to bypass the Microsoft account requirement for installing Windows 11 by closing and killing the process Network Connection Flow. Here is how to do it.

How to Install Windows 11 Pro or Home without Microsoft Account and Internet Connection?

To install Windows 11 Home or Pro on your computer or notebook without Microsoft Account and Internet connection, use these steps:-

Step 1. Start installing Windows 11 on your PC, and at one point, you’ll be asked for an internet connection if you are not connected already.

Step 2. Instead of connecting to Wi-Fi or any other internet sources, press Shift + F10 (or, Shift + Fn + F10 if your keyboard includes Function key) to open the Command Prompt window on your screen.

Step 3. When Command Prompt appears on the screen, type taskmgr and press the Enter key on the keyboard to open the Task Manager.

Step 4. If the Task Manager opens with fewer details, click the More details at the bottom.

Step 5. After that, switch to the Processes tab and click the Network Connection Flow process.

Step 6. Then, click the End task button.

Quick Note: You can also kill the “Network Connection Flow” process through the Command Prompt. To do that, paste the below-mentioned texts and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-

taskkill /F /IM oobenetworkconnectionflow.exe

Step 7. When you’re ready, close the Task Manager and Command Prompt windows.

Step 8. Now, you’ll be asked to “Enter your name.”

Step 9. Enter the user name and continue with the rest of the steps to install the Windows 11 Home or Pro edition operating system.

You’ll need to enter your name, password, security questions, etc., to create a Local Account to install Windows 11 Home or Pro.

Good luck.

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