While I like Windows 11, there is one big problem: the requirement for a Microsoft account and internet connection to set up. This isn’t fair to those who don’t have a Microsoft account or don’t want to have one.
There is a workaround that I show you in this video. By disabling the internet on the device and hitting the back button on the top of the page, you should be able to trigger a local account to be made.
Microsoft should fix this and give people the option. They most likely already paid for your software with a new machine purchase. They shouldn’t be forced to also have to provide their data if they don’t want to. I do like having a Microsoft account personally. But that’s something that I like that shouldn’t be forced on others.
Besides the workaround I showed you, you would have to either upgrade to Windows 11 Pro or set up the Microsoft account, and then after setup completes, create a local account. This should be optional, and Microsoft should fix this to allow it.