How to Complete Windows 11 Setup Without Internet
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If you’ve landed on this page, that means you’re searching for a simple guide to help you complete Windows 11 Home setup without an Internet connection. The latest iteration of the Windows OS has bags tons of amazing new features and just as users were anticipating, Microsoft also gave the new OS a UI overhaul – the biggest change in Windows OS history.

When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it stated that all eligible PC’s will be enabled for a free upgrade from Windows 10, however, users running the ‘home version’ of Windows will need an internet connection to complete the setup process which I find kind of odd. But not to worry, some Windows enthusiasts have come up with a way to complete the Windows 11 setup without requiring an internet connection.

The final release of Windows 11 is scheduled for Oct 5, 2021, if you want to test the new OS before that time, you can still sign up for the Windows beta program and enjoy the new Windows experience. With that said, let’s find out how to setup Windows 11 Home on a PC/Laptop without an internet connection.

How to Complete Windows 11 Setup Without Internet

There are two simple methods that you can use to bypass Windows 11 “Let’s connect you to a network” during setup. This tweak works flawlessly and hasn’t been patched by Microsoft yet.

Method 1: Using The Windows Task Manager

  1. Start the Windows 11 setup installation process and follow the prompts until you land on the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen.How to Complete Windows 11 Setup Without Internet
  2. On the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen, press the Shift+F10 key and a command prompt Windows will appear.
  3. In the command prompt window, type taskmgr and hit Enter. This will launch the Windows task manager program. How to Complete Windows 11 Setup Without Internet
  4. Once the WIndows task manager appear, it should have the process tab as the active tab. Now, scroll down to the Backgroud Processes section to find Network Connection Flow process.
  5. When you find the Network Connection Flow process, click on it and then click on the end task process at the bottom right corner of the task manager Window. Or just right-click on it, and select End Task from the menu panel. How to Complete Windows 11 Setup Without Internet
  6. Once you’e ended the Network Connectio flow process, Windows will automatically skip the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen and continue with the setup.How to Complete Windows 11 Setup Without Internet
  7. You can now continue the rest of the Windows 11 home setup without an internet connection.

Now that we’ve seen the first method to setup Windows 11 without the internet, let’s take a quick look at the second method.

Read also: Complete List Of Windows 11 Compatible Laptops & Desktop PCs

Method 2: Using The Windows Command Prompt

If you feel like the first method is a long process, then, try this simple guide below:

  1. Start the Windows 11 setup installation process and follow the prompts until you land on the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen.
  2. Launch command prompt Windows by pressing Shift+F10 key.
  3. In the command propmpt Widows, type in: taskkill /F /IM oobenetworkconnectionflow.exe and hit enter.
  4. This will automatically skip the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen and continue with the rest of the setup process offline.

Note: After bypassing the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen finalizing the setup process, you may notice some missing icons. This happened because the setup process was done offline instead of online which would have downloaded the required files. To fix this, simply connect your computer to the internet and the icons will be downloaded.

Will I be asked to sign in to my account again?

No, Microsoft won’t request that you sign in to your account to download the Windows 11 files needed to enjoy a seamless Windows experience.

So, that’s it. These are the two ways which you can complete the Windows 11 setup without internet. If you find this guide, helpful, kindly share with your friends.

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  1. It is very easy to snap Windows left-and-right, but you need to be familiar with the keyboard shortcuts (Windows Key + Arrows). This is made easier by Windows 11, especially for those who only do it once in a while.

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