What to watch out for with Windows 11 and when logging in without an internet connection and when it works!
For offline installation and offline PCs without an MS account!
If you have done an offline installation without an MS account, you do not need an internet connection, if you install desktop programs via a DVD, CD, USB, ... either, unless the corresponding software needs internet for activation!
If you install MS Store APPs or if they need to be updated, you need an internet connection!
To do this: ► Windows 11 without MS account ► From MS account to local ► Auto-login
When installing online with an MS account!
Here you need at least an Internet connection when setting up the Microsoft account on Windows 11 and also when using MS Store APPS or want to update them! The PC does not have to be online in order to log in to the PC, even an auto login without a password is possible.
See also: Log in with a PIN and without a PIN? ► Microsoft account to local user and back!
Who uses OneDrive!
The Internet is also required for data synchronization in order to save the data. But if you are interested in working offline, you do not use the OneDrive or similar services!
Finally, Windows 11 without an internet connection!
In principle, it is also possible to work offline with Windows 11, just as it is / was possible under Windows 10, but there are also a large number of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 computers in operation that are used offline! And you don't believe a number of Windows XP PCs, the numbers are of course unknown here, who is already recording computers offline and how also when they are offline!
FAQ 167: Updated on: 26 August 2023 10:11