Although it’s not official, during the clean installation of Windows 11 Home, more specifically during the out-of-box experience, in the step to create a new account, you won’t see an option to create an offline account (also known as a local account). However, in the latest Insider preview build of Windows 11, you can disconnect the device from the network and click the back button to access a hidden page that allows you to create an account without a Microsoft account. There have been some mixed reactions about Microsoft requiring an internet connection and account from the company’s cloud service. However, this approach makes more sense for those running the Home edition of the OS since it provides a more secure environment to sign in to the device and makes it easier to change the login password if at any time you forget it or gets compromised. Of course, there’s the privacy and choice aspect, but it may appear that Microsoft won’t be forcing the requirements for those who know the workaround. This may change in the final product, but at least for now, you will be able to skip the Microsoft account and internet connection requirements when setting up the Home edition of the OS. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.