Why I decided against a Win 11 clean install for now

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  1. Posts : 1,770
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #21

    Bree said:
    The OOBE stage of setting up Windows 11 insists on connecting to the internet, and then on using a Microsoft account as the initial account. This is the case for both Home and Pro.

    There is a way round this, a script provided by Microsoft, named bypassnro.cmd, and found in the C:\Windows\System32\OOBE folder (or sometimes MSOOBE on an OEM pre-installed system). This restarts the OOBE, this time with an option to skip connecting and continue with a 'limited setup' - ie. you can create a local account.

    To invoke it press Shift+F10 at the screen asking for a network connection to get a Command Prompt and type OOBE\bypassnro
    What is "oobe\bypassnro" | Windows 11 Forum
    I tried using oobe\bypassnro but it didn't seem to help. Or maybe I just didn't understand what was happening because there were no messages.

    I should mention that when I first tried to run this commmand I got a message like "no such command." I had to hunt around to find the msoobe subdirectory to find this command.
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  2. NMI
    Posts : 1,095
    Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2
       #22

    Ghot said:

    And after doing their best to break the Win 11 Start Menu, Microsoft has generously offered to sell us the solution for $2.49

    https://apps.microsoft.com/store/det...hl=en-us&gl=us
    x509 said:

    So is Microsoft converting Windows into a freemium model? How much longer until installing more than 1 printer will cost? Or will we have to pay $5 for every net share? Or maybe pay something for each processor core, like Oracle charges (or charged)?

    If someone else came out with a program like this, I would pay $10, just so M$ $$$ doesn't get any more of my money.
    Power Start Menu is not sold by Microsoft.
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  3. Posts : 23,179
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #23

    NMI said:
    Power Start Menu is not sold by Microsoft.


    It's not authored by MS, but it sure is being SOLD in their store...


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  4. NMI
    Posts : 1,095
    Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2
       #24

    Ghot said:
    It's not authored by MS, but it sure is being SOLD in their store...
    So are lots of other start menu alternatives. Why single out this one?
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  5. Posts : 1,770
    Windows 10 Pro
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       #25

    NMI said:
    So are lots of other start menu alternatives. Why single out this one?

    They probably had to follow some MS procedure in order to get listed. Which probably included a technical screening and maybe some upfront monies and a revenue split agreement.
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