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Hello everyone, in this article we will show you how install Windows 11 using a local account. While there are additional benefits to using an online account, many users prefer the more conventional setup of a local account. The problem is that the company is making it difficult to install Windows 11 without a Microsoft account. For example, Microsoft previously excluded the option from the initial setup of Windows 11 Home and is looking to do the same for the initial setup of Windows 11 Pro in the upcoming editions.

If you’re installing Windows 11 on a computer for a child, a computer you plan to sell, give to a friend, or a computer you plan to donate to a charity, you may want to use a local account. You obviously don’t want the computer with your account to belong to someone else. Or you simply value your privacy and don’t want to create a Microsoft account.

However, many users prefer to use a local account despite all the advantages. If you’re configuring a new installation without a Microsoft account, you can also create a more personal profile folder name that doesn’t use any part of your email address. Even if you want to use remote access, you can start with a local account to avoid connection problems. After installing Windows 11 using a local account, don’t forget to update your Windows 11 PC. Below are the steps to install Windows 11.

How to install Windows 11 with a local account

We assume that you have already created a bootable Windows 11 USB flash drive. This article will show you how to install Windows 11 while choosing a local account. Follow these steps:

See also  How to Access Startup Folder on Windows 11

Step 1 : Boot your computer using the USB flash drive and wait for the setup screen to appear.

Step 2 : When it does, click the Next button and then the Install Now button.

Step 3 : After completing all the processes, you will finally reach the Account Login screen.

Step 4 : Click on Login Options. Then on the Offline account option.

Step 5 : Check the option that reads Limited Experience or Skip.

Step 6 : Because you are creating a local account, Windows will ask you for a name. Enter your name in the column.

Step 7 : Create a good password to login to your account and click Next. Confirm password.

Step 8 : Windows will also ask you to do this select three security questions in case you somehow forget your password. Click Next.

Step 9 : After completing these steps, Windows will show you privacy options which you can choose according to your preferences. After that, Windows will perform the initial setup and the computer will start.

Final words

We hope you enjoyed our article on installing Windows 11 using a local account. While it is always recommended to use a Microsoft account because it has its advantages such as syncing and integration with other personal devices you use and numerous other benefits, using a Microsoft account forces a lot of unnecessary things on you as a favor.

Originally posted 2022-08-24 19:58:29.

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