USB installer tool removes Windows 11’s Microsoft account requirements (and more)

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Enlarge / The Rufus instrument will supply to change your Home windows 11 set up media once you create it. The workaround for the Microsoft account requirement is new to the three.19 beta.

Andrew Cunningham

One of many new “options” coming to the Home windows 11 22H2 replace is a Microsoft account requirement for all new installs, no matter whether or not you’re utilizing the Dwelling or Professional model of the working system. And that is too dangerous, as a result of the 22H2 replace corrects a number of of Home windows 11’s unique shortcomings whereas including some good quality-of-life enhancements.

A straightforward workaround for this requirement is the Rufus USB formatting instrument, which might create USB set up media for Home windows and all types of different working programs. Rufus has already supplied some flags to take away Home windows 11’s system requirement checks from the installer, eradicating the necessity for clunky Home windows Registry edits and different workarounds. However the beta of model 3.19 can even take away the Microsoft account requirement for brand new installs, making it straightforward to arrange a brand new Home windows PC with a standard native account.

When establishing Home windows 11, ensure that to not join your PC to the Web earlier than creating your consumer account. This trick labored to avoid the Microsoft account requirement in Home windows 11 Professional and a number of the later variations of Home windows 10 however is being eliminated totally from Home windows 11 22H2. The Rufus instrument merely reverts to the pre-22H2 established order.

In case you’re utilizing Rufus to keep away from Home windows 11’s system necessities, your system will nonetheless be “unsupported” after getting Home windows 11 up and working. Meaning placing up with periodic reminder messages about unsupported {hardware} and the imprecise risk that Microsoft could finally cease offering updates and safety patches for unsupported programs. However, Rufus does not maintain Home windows 11’s TPM and security measures from working as soon as the OS is put in, so if you wish to create a single USB installer that may cowl each supported and unsupported {hardware}, Rufus makes that attainable.

Microsoft supplies its personal media creation instruments for individuals who wish to make USB set up drives for Home windows 10 or Home windows 11, but it surely clearly does not supply the identical circumventions for the corporate’s necessities.

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