Rufus 3.19 Beta can adapt Windows 11 system images in such a way that, in addition to various specifications such as TPM 2.0, Secure Boot and 4 GB of RAM, there is no need to set up a Microsoft account in Home Edition. which is aimed at home users. This allows a fresh installation with a local account.
Rufus bypasses TPM, Secure Boot, RAM and Account
After Rufus 3.16 already provided initial support for Windows 11 in the beta version and the final version in “Extended” mode, all restrictions, such as TPM 2.0 and a current system firmware that is based on UEFI are based and therefore the capacity of those signed safe boots should own, Rufus 3.19 will go a step further and remove the account requirement for the Home Edition and you will be able to create a local account.
According to the officer release notes The Rufus 3.19 Beta version that has now been released allows the installation of Windows 11 in Pro and Home Edition without all the mentioned restrictions. 4 GB of RAM is no longer absolutely necessary, although less is only recommended in the rarest of cases.
- Add a new selection dialog for customizing Windows 11 settings:
- Secure Boot and TPM bypass have now been moved to this dialog
- It also allows you to bypass the mandatory requirement of a Microsoft account with Windows 11 22H2
- (Note: Network MUST be disabled or temporarily disconnected for local account creation to be proposed)
- Also add an option to skip all questions in the collection (Set all answers to “Disallow”/”Reject”)
- Also add an option to set internal drives offline with Windows To Go
- Qualification: These customization options are only proposed when using a Windows 11 image.
- Add support for distributions using a non-standard GRUB 2.0 prefix directory (openSUSE Live, GeckoLinux)
- Add the ability to ignore USBs (see here for details)
- Change the list of units to always display in increasing order of size
- Update the exceptions required by Red Hat and its derivatives for 9.x releases
- Reassign a letter for drives written in DD mode that do not have
- Fix Windows that refuses to mount Linux MBR partitions on FIXED drives
Rufus 3.19 Beta Release Notes
A new: In order to install Windows 11 in Professional Edition or Home Edition with a local account, the network connection must be disconnected before the new installation. However, the known workarounds are not necessary, as Rufus takes care of them.
The new option gives hope, especially when it comes to the release of Windows 11 22H2, which has already appeared as a preview. Because here Microsoft would like to further expand the account and online compulsion.
A hassle even for experienced users
Restrictions are a huge hassle for many users, so early reactions from the community were extremely cautious to negative. Some 63 percent of readers don’t want to install Microsoft’s new operating system just yet.
The publishers have also addressed this topic several times in reports and have published corresponding videos and tutorials with which Microsoft’s specifications can be circumvented.
Microsoft itself has already demonstrated how experienced users can force Windows 11 setup on incompatible PCs by interfering with the registry.
Download at Computer Base
As usual, the small but mighty Rufus 3.19 Beta system tool can be downloaded from the ComputerBase download area directly below this post.
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