Microsoft announced recently that those installing Windows 11 on their computers for the first time will soon need a working internet connection and a Microsoft account.
The requirement has already been enforced on Windows 11 Home, ever since the product launched in October 2021, and goes into effect on Windows 11 Pro later this year.
Windows 11 Pro was previously the product you used if you could not or did not want to set up the system with an internet connection.
It is unclear exactly when the update will go into effect, but tech experts say if you want a completely offline installation of Windows 11, you should install it as soon as possible using the Pro version.
According to a reviews.org report citing census data, about 27.6 million American households don’t have internet at home.
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