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    As the title says, this maybe useful to anyone installing Windows 11 Home and not wanting to use a Microsoft account. At the moment Windows 11 HOME you have to by default.

    Its a LOT easier than the other workarounds.

    Found it on youtube.

    The work around currently works, just tried it on Two Fresh installs of W11 Home, the nitty gritty starts at around 4.50

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBWZB1T_1fI

    How this guy works and sets up Customers PC's is the same as I do Only thing different Is after deleting the drives don't create new, let Windows do it.
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    Default Re: This may be helpful

    tbh there are so many good aspects to using a microsoft account but i don't want that on my PC- sometimes I feel like I'm being stupid about it but having my OS automatically sign me in to and opt me in to every Microsoft service they decide to add to windows feels wrong as an IT nerd.

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    Default Re: This may be helpful

    I saw this comment in the vid
    "once you enter in the key to activate windows, it REQUIRES an account. Local account becomes useless at that point"

    can you activate Win11 with that local a/c ?

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    Default Re: This may be helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I saw this comment in the vid
    "once you enter in the key to activate windows, it REQUIRES an account. Local account becomes useless at that point"

    can you activate Win11 with that local a/c ?
    Yes you can activate Win11 with a local account, it's tied to the hardware not a Microsoft account.

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    Default Re: This may be helpful

    Adding to CYaBros comment, the product key also only tells what version to install. In the options, if you don't enter a Product key you then have to enter one later that matches the Version. If you try to activate a pro with a Home key it will throw up incorrect key.

    Of course if the computer has previously been activated with W10 then make sure you select the same Version in W11 as what 10 was, and the digital License (hardware) will auto activate it when on line.

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