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KnowledgeBase - Installing Windows 11 without connecting to a network
The installation of Windows 11 requires a network connection, which is problematic when a network isn't available or when the user doesn't want their account to be linked to Microsoft's internet servers (that are known to track each user's activities, such as geographical location, IP addresses, logging in and logging out, etc.).
To proceed with the installation without a network connection, follow these steps:
If that doesn't work (it usually doesn't), follow these steps (the last two are optional):
If the Windows Task Manager crashes on your computer (this is rare), you can follow these alternative steps instead (the last one is optional):
Now you can complete the remainder of the installation procedure, without being connected to a network. The user account you create will also be a local account that is not linked to Microsoft's internet servers.
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