Windows: Disable Internet Requirement on Windows Setup

On the “Oops, you’ve lost internet connection” or “Let’s connect you to a network” page, use the “Shift + F10” keyboard shortcut.

Run this on the terminal:



Final ‘Hacky’ Resort

Alternative Workaround that should remain feasible, more trouble than the simple above command:

If the Internet is disabled, you start the reinstallation of Windows 11. You get to the window: “Unfortunately you have lost the Internet connection”. From here it starts. Replace “User Name” with whatever you wish to use for the account:

Press Shift + F10. The command prompt opens

net.exe user "User Name" /add
net.exe localgroup "Administrators" "User Name" /add
msoobe.exe && shutdown.exe -r

Windows will now restart and start with the other settings until Windows 11 is installed correctly with a local account.

When logging in, “The user name or password is incorrect” now appears.

Simply press OK and select the right account at the bottom left of screen. You should have one for Administrator and one for whatever name you used as “User Name” above.

Lets hope the simple oobe\bypassnro stays, as I have used both methods, and the first is by far the easiest.



Not all articles here are meant to be correct. My notes might be wrong or may no longer be relevant. If you want to try things here, please proceed with caution.