Thursday, June 24th 2021

Microsoft Account and Internet Connection Mandatory for Windows 11 Home Setup

Windows 11 Home setup will require you to have a Microsoft account and a working Internet connection handy. "Windows 11 Home edition requires internet connectivity and a Microsoft Account to complete device setup on first use," lists Microsoft as part of the operating system's requirements. In addition, all editions of Windows 11 will require Internet connection to receive updates, and a Microsoft Account for some tasks. "For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and take advantage of some features. A Microsoft account is required for some features," it adds. The requirement for Internet makes sense as Microsoft will be using Windows Update as the main medium of distributing Windows 11. It will be offered as a free upgrade for existing Windows 10 users.
Source: The Verge
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150 Comments on Microsoft Account and Internet Connection Mandatory for Windows 11 Home Setup

#126
lexluthermiester
R-T-BOn 10 home, you are already not allowed to complete the install in that fashion, though I am sure there are unofficial workarounds...

This is a continuation of that on 11.
Oh, really? I install 10 home all the time without an internet connection. This is to force a local account creation, leaving the user the choice to setup a microsoft account or not as they see fit. Makes me wonder what you are doing different..
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#127
plastiscɧ
R-T-BOn 10 home, you are already not allowed to complete the install in that fashion, though I am sure there are unofficial workarounds...

This is a continuation of that on 11.
lexluthermiesterOh, really? I install 10 home all the time without an internet connection. This is to force a local account creation, leaving the user the choice to setup a microsoft account or not as they see fit. Makes me wonder what you are doing different..
PROPOSAL TO GOODNESS:

what is the price difference from 10home to 10pro? in dollars?
i can't comment here on the forum about how much i paid.. that's why i'm asking.. :rolleyes:
do you put a 10$ on it and have your peace of mind with a version (pro) that also has better features.
I have my mother also compulsorily prescribed the pro.

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#128
R-T-B
lexluthermiesterOh, really? I install 10 home all the time without an internet connection. This is to force a local account creation, leaving the user the choice to setup a microsoft account or not as they see fit. Makes me wonder what you are doing different..
I haven't used home builds in so long they may have tried something briefly and backed off, it's been known to happen.
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#129
lexluthermiester
R-T-BI haven't used home builds in so long they may have tried something briefly and backed off, it's been known to happen.
If there is an internet connection, a microsoft account is forced. If that is denied(and seriously, why allow it?) by not setting up wifi or not plugging in an ethernet cable, then a local account is an option.
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#130
R-T-B
lexluthermiesterIf there is an internet connection, a microsoft account is forced. If that is denied(and seriously, why allow it?) by not setting up wifi or not plugging in an ethernet cable, then a local account is an option.
Maybe I'm just remembering wrong then. I admitedly do like 1-2 home installs a decade.
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#131
plastiscɧ
R-T-BMaybe I'm just remembering wrong then. I admitedly do like 1-2 home installs a decade.
MS always just sounds big. Hot Air.
but in reality they don't care how the OS gets on the devices. The main thing is that it arrives on them!they want to preserve/generate sales and market share.
previous operating systems were much more restrictive, even in terms of updates. U had to buy an expensive DVD.
with Windows 10 MS has abandoned this and said we offer it to anyone who has a key until the end of the total life.
And it is virtually thrown behind you in terms of price.
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#132
lexluthermiester
R-T-BMaybe I'm just remembering wrong then. I admitedly do like 1-2 home installs a decade.
Fair enough.
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#133
plastiscɧ
R-T-BOn 10 home, you are already not allowed to complete the install in that fashion, though I am sure there are unofficial workarounds...

This is a continuation of that on 11.
and i just want to say beside:

i did both inplace upgrade and clean install of windows 11. we have the 22000.65 right now (summer release). as long your key is stored to the hardware and u are are offline (its hard, ye - i mean VERY offline) the OS will install without any problem.
and you can do what ever u want.
i have a nice program which allows you to block 100% of MS-telemetry aswell with windows internal tools. no witchcraft needed. just brain and a bit [in german we say CHUZPE / in english CHUTZPAH] callousness.
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#134
R-T-B
Glad to be wrong in this case. :)
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#135
Athlonite
do any of you's use Office 365 or have an Outlook/hotmail email address well if you do then you already have an MS account I fail to see why so much hate
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#136
ThrashZone
Athlonitedo any of you's use Office 365 or have an Outlook/hotmail email address well if you do then you already have an MS account I fail to see why so much hate
Hi,
Personally I don't want the same obnoxious security or password/passcode/... hoops to jump through associated with my machines
I believe it to be completely unnecessary for a local devise

I've had issues with ms/hotmail and have been locked out just for going to advanced settings page lol so yeah dealing with that on a machine I built f... that.
I'd use a gmail email as ms account just to piss ms off lol

One more little fyi
Just in a browser just after a few minutes ublock origin blocks 108 items and the count keeps going up lol
If you want this type of stuff on you and machine feel free I believe it's creepy as hell lol
118 blocks just in time it took to type this

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#137
Athlonite
ThrashZoneHi,
Personally I don't want the same obnoxious security or password/passcode/... hoops to jump through associated with my machines
I believe it to be completely unnecessary for a local devise

I've had issues with ms/hotmail and have been locked out just for going to advanced settings page lol so yeah dealing with that on a machine I built f... that.
I'd use a gmail email as ms account just to piss ms off lol

One more little fyi
Just in a browser just after a few minutes ublock origin blocks 108 items and the count keeps going up lol
If you want this type of stuff on you and machine feel free I believe it's creepy as hell lol
118 blocks just in time it took to type this

that's no worse than Youtube and I use uBlock Origin so I don't see any of that shit anyways
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#138
ThrashZone
Athlonitethat's no worse than Youtube and I use uBlock Origin so I don't see any of that shit anyways
Hi,
I don't do youtube either but yeah it showed approximately 30 blocks

But on the same point as I making with hotmail blocks going to gmail ublock origin only blocks 2 items pretty much the same as here on tpu lol

Seeing googletube is same company I find it pretty interesting difference between youtube and gmail blocks but hotmail/ outlook.com has a crapload more sludge obviously and what I don't want on a computers os and would rather have the sludge on a browser only.

Hate has nothing to do with it.
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#139
sdomotor
I personally does not welcome such things, but I hope at least ms will fix the account integration with azure AD. It is not possible to connect after initial setup, and windows 10 home did not do anything with corporate azure account. After i upgraded my home to professional had to reset the surface in order to use AAD account, which is insane. I will be also supprised if microsoft can do such a fore of microsoft account without any backslash from the user, I barely never use my personal account only to register devices for warranty.
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