How to set up Windows 11 without a Microsoft account

To stop Microsoft from asking you to create/use an email address during the setup, (which is irritating and infuriating to say the least):

When it asks you to create/use an email address:

  1. Use the Shift + F10 keyboard shortcut to open Command Prompt.
  2. Type the following command to release the current network configuration and press Enter:ipconfig /release
  3. Close the Command Prompt console.
  4. Click the Back button.
  5. Confirm the name of the local account.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. Create a password for the account.


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