Windows 11 Home requires internet to complete setup, but there's a workaround (no longer works)


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Hi Neowin,

 

I have read your post.
https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-home-requires-internet-to-complete-setup-but-there039s-a-workaround

There it is explained that you can do the Windows 11 Home Setup locally, just Alt + F4 click when the Wi-Fi page appears in Windows 11 Home Setup. And exactly this method doesn't work anymore, I tested the latest Windows 11 Home 10.0.22000.160 version from August 19, 2021. Alt + F4 has no effect nothing happens, I get stuck Windows 11 Setup. There is no way to complete Windows 11 Home Setup offline.

 

 

Tested: Windows 11 Home 10.0.22000.160 version from August 19, 2021

 

1) Windows 11 Home - Page 1

Is this the right country or region -> click Yes

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2) Windows 11 Home - Page 2

Is this the right keyboard layout or input method? -> click Yes

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3) Windows 11 Home - Page 3

Want to add a second keyboard layout? -> click Skip

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4) Windows 11 Home - Page 4

Let's connect you to a network -> Alt + F4

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5) It does not go on for step 5 because I always get stuck at step 4. Windows 11 Home setup cannot be completed offline.

 

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On 25/08/2021 at 11:33, Steven P. said:

Paging @warwagon can you confirm it no longer works?

I just downloaded the Beta ISO and I can confirm "It's Dead Jim"

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On 25/08/2021 at 11:33, Steven P. said:

Paging @warwagon can you confirm it no longer works?

Eh, turns out it was not as specials as I thought it was. apparently you can do a shift+F10 and get an elevated command prompt during the OOBE setup on windows 11

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On 25/08/2021 at 11:33, Steven P. said:

Paging @warwagon can you confirm it no longer works?

So I just installed Windows 11 on a garbage HP stream laptop.

 

It got to the Wi-Fi section, so connected to Wi-Fi, hit next, and then I enabled airplane mode and hit the back button.

 

Then it prompted me for a local account. I entered my name. I clicked next...

 

Windows 11 was not amused and got angry with me and gracefully restarted. Once it rebooted it took me straight to the Microsoft account sign-in page, it also re-enabled Wifi, and now I couldn't use the hotkey to turn airplane mode back on.

 

Then I did a Shift + F10 to get an elevated command prompt.

 

From there I just did an ipconfig /release and while the IP was released I just hit the back button. ...BOOM! Local account.

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