How to set up your new Windows 11 PC without a Microsoft account

How to set up your new Windows 11 PC without a Microsoft account

Microsoft forces you to sign in with a Microsoft account by default to set up Windows 11 on a new PC. However, there is a technique to avoid it.

Whether on a brand new computer or a fresh installation of Windows 11, it is theoretically impossible to set up a Microsoft operating system without signing in using a Microsoft account. Only in theory, in fact, there is a very simple hack to overcome this obligation.

When you start your computer for the first time, the process should be carried out directly in the Windows 11 configuration wizard. Once done, you can choose to configure your computer using a local account. Here’s how.

1. Run Windows 11 setup

Restart your unlocked PC on which you have performed a clean reinstall of Windows 11 or restored to its factory settings. Start the Windows 11 setup by selecting your region and keyboard layout.

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Give your computer a name and choose how you want to use your device. You should come to a screen to add your Microsoft account.

2. Enter connection options

If a line is displayed on your Microsoft account sign-in screen Connection optionsClick on it.

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In the next window, if there is an option Offline account Click on the one that appears. If no, go to step 3.

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Then chooseIgnore it for now When the Windows 11 setup wizard finds out what a Microsoft account is for you.

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You can create a local account. To do this, enter your name in the window Who will use this device? and click the button next.

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Enter the password used to protect your session and press next. All you have to do is follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup of Windows 11.

3. Login with fake address

In the Username field, enter a fake email address. Make sure it is in the correct format. [email protected].

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Then enter any password and click to login.

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The Windows 11 Setup Wizard will display the message “”. Sorry, an error occurred Click the “. button next.

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You should come to a window that allows you to create a local account. Enter your name and click nextThen set your password, which will be used to unlock your user session.

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Complete the setup of Windows 11 by following the instructions displayed in the operating system setup wizard.

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