Microsoft is because of maintain a glitzy occasion tomorrow the place it has promised to announce the “next generation of Windows”. The solely drawback is that the secretive new replace leaked on-line final week. Dubbed Windows 11, the refreshed working system seems to be a considerable redesign with comfortable rounded corners on each window, a new Start Menu that launches in the course of the display screen, overhauled icons for each application and setting, the checklist continues…
Unfortunately for Microsoft, in addition to ruining the shock throughout its occasion, the leaked design did not go down all that nicely with customers.
And there’s extra bad information.
Microsoft-focused weblog Neowin has revealed that you may must be related to an web connection to set-up your desktop PC or laptop computer. While Microsoft has lengthy tried to push each Windows 10 consumer to create a Microsoft Account, which requires an lively web connection, there was a workaround.
Pulling out the ethernet cable from your gadget revealed an “I don’t have internet” possibility that allow you to plough on forward with the remainder of the set-up.
However, when establishing a new set up of Windows 11 Home, there isn’t a “I don’t have internet” choice to create a restricted local-only account. Neowin has tried a number of occasions to get this time-tested trick to work with the leaked model of Windows 11, however no luck. What’s extra regarding is that the “Sign In Options” menu would not even include the choice for an “Offline Account”.
This possibility might be present in the identical menu on Windows 11 Pro. That could imply that – since these variations of Windows 11 aren’t fairly completed – the choice shall be coming quickly to Windows 11 Home. However, it’d recommend that Microsoft is joyful to permit these paying for the Windows 11 Pro set up the choice to work with out an lively web connection whereas these on Windows 11 Home, which ought to embody extra customers, are left with an obligation to sign up or create a Microsoft account.
Since you may want an web connection to get transferring, you may want to verify your broadband is steady, the room the place you are establishing the desktop PC has a powerful Wi-Fi sign, or that you simply’re not planning to launch the laptop computer whereas on the practice or elsewhere with no connection.
Of course, various moveable PCs now embody a SIM to hook up with 4G and 5G cell information connections, which makes staying on-line just a little simpler.