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  1. Farvatten's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.985
       #520

    Brink said:
    Hello Farvatten,

    I've found that you need to use 1234567890 as the bogus phone number like at step 24 for it to work.
    I didn't realize it was that picky. I could have sworn I'd used this 111 111 1111 before but maybe not. As always thanks for catching this.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
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       #521

    Farvatten said:
    I didn't realize it was that picky. I could have sworn I'd used this 111 111 1111 before but maybe not. As always thanks for catching this.
    It may be able to use other numbers, but I just found that combo to work reliably.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #522

    Brink said:
    Hey Rich,

    That's what step 22 is for.
    SMACK!!! sound of palm smacking forehead.

    I'm sorry. The link you gave me took me directly to Step 24. I scrolled back to check Step 23 but never went back to Step 22.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
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       #523

    Ztruker said:
    SMACK!!! sound of palm smacking forehead.

    I'm sorry. The link you gave me took me directly to Step 24. I scrolled back to check Step 23 but never went back to Step 22.
    LOL, no worries mate.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #524

    Shawn, did a clean install of 20H2 last night and Step 24 no longer works. It does not accept 1234567890, just says there is something wrong with the number and try again. It stays on that page with no way to exit. The only way I found to use a Local Account was to disconnect the network or choose the I do not have a Network Connection, which meant I had to start over again from scratch.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21382
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       #525

    Ztruker said:
    Shawn, did a clean install of 20H2 last night and Step 24 no longer works. It does not accept 1234567890, just says there is something wrong with the number and try again. It stays on that page with no way to exit. The only way I found to use a Local Account was to disconnect the network or choose the I do not have a Network Connection, which meant I had to start over again from scratch.
    Odd. 20H2 should normally already have the "Offline account" link available like below without having to enter a bogus phone number.

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  7. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #526

    It didn't on the laptop I installed it on. No Ethernet connection and I did connected to my WiFi so I had a Wireless connection.

    I just tried it again with a Hyper-V VM and it gives me the Offline Account but I don't know the status of the network connection, It didn't ask me anything for networking.
    This was a 20H2 Pro X64 install.

    I'm very confused. I'll play with it some more. I wish I had taken pics darn it.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #527

    Ztruker said:
    ....This was a 20H2 Pro X64 install....
    In my experience Pro has always offered the offline account option in all previous versions and still does so in 20H2. The problem is in Home, The offline account option will be missing if you set up while on line.

    Clean Install Windows 10-image.png

    With this clean install of 20H2 Home the dummy phone number trick doesn't work, the only way to set up a local account was to disconnect from the internet and restart. Then 20H2 Home will let you 'continue with limited setup' and create a local account.

    Clean Install Windows 10-image.png
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  9. Farvatten's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.985
       #528

    Bree said:

    With this clean install of 20H2 Home the dummy phone number trick doesn't work, the only way to set up a local account was to disconnect from the internet and restart.
    As always, appreciate you validating my earlier Home 20H2 clean install experience with the bogus number. I was pretty sure I'd used 111-111-1111 before. Worth mentioning in my case, once I disconnected the Ethernet cable, I got the 'Offline' option immediately without needing a restart.

    Farvatten said:
    Setting up a Local Account with a clean install of 20H2 on a Home Platform now rejects my bogus 111-111-1111 Phone Number and alerts me with a red warning 'Not a valid phone number', asking instead for either another number, or an email account, and the 'offline account' option no long appears at the bottom left.

    Disconnecting the internet however at this point moves me immediately to the 'Who's going to use this computer' Local account setup thankfully.
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  10. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 13,523
    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.928
       #529

    Ah!!!!!! The light shines on the grey, empty expanse of despair

    The Laptop was a Home install, not Pro. You nailed it @Bree, gracias.

    I'm going to do a Home install on a VM just to verify I see the same things I saw on the Laptop.

    My apologies to you again Shawn, two screw-ups in 6 days in the same thread. Is that a new record? Do I get a medal?
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