Do you want to install Windows 11 22H2 on your device? This feature update will be released in the fall of 2022 and Microsoft will force users to install Windows 11 22H2 with a Microsoft account. But you can use Rufus to install Windows 11 22H2 without a Microsoft account. This MiniTool post will show you some related information.
Microsoft Will Force You to Install Windows 11 22H2 with a Microsoft Account
Microsoft is preparing for Windows 11 22H2 for a long time and this feature update will be officially released to the public in the fall of 2022. Since Windows 11, Microsoft introduces new hardware and system requirements for this new Windows version.
Here are the minimum requirements for installing the initial release of Windows 11:
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
- RAM: 4 GB or greater.
- Storage: At least 64 GB.
- Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot enabled.
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0, enabled.
- Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8 bits per color channel.
- Internet connection and Microsoft account:
*Windows 11 Home edition: needs internet connectivity and a Microsoft account to complete the device setup on a new device.
*Switching a device out of Windows 11 Home in S mode also requires internet connectivity.
*For all Windows 11 editions, internet access is required to perform updates and to download and use some features. A Microsoft account is also required for some features.
Windows 11 2022 Update is available now. You can read this post to learn the new features and enhancements in this new Windows 11 update.
However, Microsoft makes some changes to Windows 11 22H2 setup. Users need to have a Microsoft account while installing Windows 11 22H2 Home or Pro. That is, if you want to install Windows 11 22H2 Pro on a new device, you also need to have a Microsoft account. Previously, this requirement is only required for Windows 11 Home Edition. Of course, the internet connection should also be enabled during the Windows 11 setup. Windows 11 Enterprise Edition will still support local accounts by default.
In this post, we will show you how to check if your PC is compatible with Windows 22H2 using Registry Editor on Windows 10 and Windows 11 21H2.
How to Install Windows 11 22H2 without a Microsoft Account?
At the beginning of the release of Windows 11, some users want to make Windows 11 setup skip Microsoft account. They get some methods like creating a local user account during the initial setup process because Microsoft allows you to select between offline and online. Some other users also use a fake email ID to set up Windows 11. But now there is a new way to bypass Microsoft account Windows 11 22H2 setup.
Rufus has been updated to version 3.19. This new version can let you bypass Windows 11 22H2 Microsoft account during the setup progress. It is a new feature in Rufus 3.19. In addition, you can also use Rufus 3.19 to bypass the Windows 11 requirements.
The official release of Rufus 3.19 is available now. Here is how to download Rufus 3.19.
This post will tell you how to download and install Windows 11 on Arm with ISO, as well as some related information about Windows Arm-based PCs.
About Windows 11 22H2
Windows 11 22H2 is the first feature update for Windows 11. Since 2022, Microsoft begins to release a feature update for Windows 11 or Windows 10 once a year and this update will be released in the fall of each year. According to this principle, Windows 11 22H2 should be available in October or November this year.
The preview builds for Windows 11 22H2 are available in the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program. But if you want to use a stable version, you’d better wait until the official version is released.
If you lose your files after upgrading to Windows 11 and there is no available backup, you can use a professional data recovery software like MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get them back.
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