As we know, Microsoft updated the installation requirements of Windows 10 and Windows 11, where in the OOBE process, users are required to connect a Microsoft account to complete the installation process of the Windows operating system used.
Well, besides you can use the steps that WinPoin wrote in the related article above, it turns out that Rufus has updated their application to version 3.19, where Rufus can now bypass Microsoft Accounts in the OOBE Process.
- Add a new selection dialog for Windows 11 setup customization:
- Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
- Also allows to bypass the mandatory requirement for a Microsoft account with Windows 11 22H2 (NB: Network MUST be temporarily disabled or unplugged for the local account creation to be proposed)
- Also add an option to skip all collection questions (Sets all answers to “Don’t allow”/”Refused”)
- Also add an option for setting internal drives offline with Windows To Go, Notes: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
- Add support for distros using a nonstandard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
- Add the ability to ignore USBs (See here for details)
- Change drive listing to always list in increasing order of size
- Update exceptions needed by Red Hat and derivatives for the 9.x releases
- Updates UEFI:NTFS drivers to latest
- Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that don’t have an ESP (eg CoreELEC)
- Fix Windows refusing to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives
With this new option, we can easily bypass Windows 11, not only TPM and Secure Boot, we can now do bypass Microsoft Account On OOBE Process, with just one app only.
What do you think?, if you are curious, you can just try Rufus 3.19 Beta on the github page following.
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