Bypass Windows 11 Network Setup to create a local user account.

Whether you are turning on your new device for the first time or performed a clean installation of Windows 11, say are always prompted to join a WiFi Network if you are not using an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet, follow the steps below to bypass this network setup so you can create a local account without needing a Microsoft account.

On the “Let’s connect you to a network” page, use the Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut.
In Command Prompt, type the OOBE\BYPASSNRO command to bypass network requirements on Windows 11 and press Enter.

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The computer will restart automatically, and the out-of-box experience (OOBE) will start again.

Quick note: You will need to select the region and keyboard settings one more time to get to the network connection page.

Click the “I don’t have internet” option.

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Click the “Continue with limited setup” option.

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You have now bypassed the Windows 11 Network Setup menu and create a local user account.