The procedure below outlines how to bypass the Out-of-the-Box-Experience (OOBE) setup for Windows 11 without an internet connection, but keep in mind that some features and functionalities may require an internet connection to fully utilize the operating system. The Microsoft Account requirement in Windows 11 is implemented for various reasons, such as improved security, synchronization of settings across devices, and access to Microsoft services. If you don’t have a Microsoft Account and wish to use Windows 11, I recommend creating one. It’s a straightforward process, and it will enable you to access the full features and benefits of the operating system.
If you want to continue with the process, go for it, here is what you will see: Let’s connect you to a network and Next is grayed out. At this screen press Shift + F10 Keys on your keyboard
You will get a black command window: Type oobe\bypassnro command and press Enter.
Note: The command is a single phrase without spaces.
If the command worked your computer will restart
Once your computer comes back to setup screen you will get options to select “I don’t have internet”
Click “Continue with limited setup”
Now you can finish setting up your computer as normal by accepting License Agreement.
Enter the name of the individual who will be using the computer
Enter a password
Please provide the necessary security information and answer any additional questions as required.
Common issues/solutions: When you press Shift + F10 nothing happens, it may be due to your keyboard having an Fn key, which you will need to press too.
Windows 11 system requirements are much higher than Windows 10, which means it will not support older hardware. Here are some lists and links in this post to help you find out if your current system is able to upgrade to Windows 11.
List of all minimum system requirements for Windows 11
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC). Memory: 4 GB RAM. Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device. System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable. TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0. Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver. Display Resolution: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel. Internet connection: Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home.
Your device must be running Windows 10, version 2004 or later, to upgrade. Free updates are available through Windows Update in Settings>Update and Security.
Once you have downloaded compatibility, open it and click on Check now
If your system hardware is newer you should see This PC meets Windows 11 requirements
If you want to see details click on See all results, something like this, your specs will be different
If you have older hardware, you will see something like this: example of this PC does not have Secure Boot enable and Processor does not meet the requirement, most important TPM 2.0, which this PC does not even have.