Currently, Windows 11 Pro users can create a local account during the initial setup of the operating system. This is about to change, and users will definitely need a Microsoft account and an internet connection to install this version of the operating system. Now this approach has already been implemented in Windows 11 Home.
Note that the software giant started actively pushing users to use Microsoft accounts in Windows 10. However, the new change, which makes it impossible to install Windows 11 Pro with a local account, will probably not appeal to many users who want to avoid collecting telemetry data and other information.
“Like Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro now requires an internet connection during initial setup. If you want to set up the device for private use, you also need a Microsoft account.– according to the developer’s report, which appeared on the Windows Insider Blog.
Microsoft has reportedly already started testing the change with a limited number of Insiders. This means that the new feature can be integrated into stable builds of Windows 11 Pro over the next few months. Now users can still do without a Microsoft account by turning off the Internet during the initial setup of the operating system.