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Install Win11 without microsoft account (shift + F10)

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I want to install Windows 11 without a microsoft account.
Therefor I need to open CMD during the installation (Shift + F10).
But for some reason it is not working. I already tried Key Mapping.

Any suggestions?

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ARRRGH, it's SO frustrating that this stupid forum software won't let you edit replies...ignore the last two.

 

The unoffiical guide to Fusion, posted in the documents section of this forum, has instructions that have worked for thousands of people. So if there's something on your setup that's not working, it's unique to your setup.

shift-fn-F10 should work - unless you have switched the keyboard preferences on the host, or are using an external keyboard that's not configured properly.

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a_p_
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I didn't try this yet on Win11, but an alternative might be to just deactivate the network for the installation.

André

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Did you follow the instructions in the unofficial guide?

 

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Technogeezer
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The sequence with a Mac keyboard and Fusion is shift-fn-F10. 

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Technogeezer
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Also do a web search for installing Windows 11 without a Microsoft account. The inability to install Windows without a Microsoft account is not a Fusion issue. 

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A_R_B
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Deactivating network is not enough. You also have to make changes in CMD

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A_R_B
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What do you mean with the unofficial guide?
I followed this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=163V9Q6X4uM

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A_R_B
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shift-fn-F10 did not resolve this issue.

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A_R_B
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I agree that installing Win11 without MS account is not a Fusion issue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=163V9Q6X4uM

But not able to send Shift + F10 is (in my opinion...)

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Follow the instructions in the unoffical guide posted in the documents section of this forum.

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ARRRGH, it's SO frustrating that this stupid forum software won't let you edit replies...ignore the last two.

 

The unoffiical guide to Fusion, posted in the documents section of this forum, has instructions that have worked for thousands of people. So if there's something on your setup that's not working, it's unique to your setup.

shift-fn-F10 should work - unless you have switched the keyboard preferences on the host, or are using an external keyboard that's not configured properly.

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RDPetruska
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@ColoradoMarmot wrote:

ARRRGH, it's SO frustrating that this stupid forum software won't let you edit replies...ignore the last two.


Three dot menu at the top right of your message... Edit Reply.

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Technogeezer
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The forum does not play well with Safari on the Mac. Many times the "Edit Reply" will sit there and do nothing.

When using either Microsoft Edge or Firefox the Edit Reply works almost always.

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Technogeezer
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To be fair, the unofficial Companion guide doesn't go into how to install Windows 11 without a Microsoft account. But it does have instructions on Shift-Fn-F10 to drop into a Command prompt - which is the same thing you'll have to do in order to issue the commands to disable the checks for a Microsoft account.

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A_R_B
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The keyboard preferences on the host resolved the problem. 
I thought I already had done that 😇

Thank you all for your efforts!!

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Yup, works like 1 time out of 20.  Otherwise, doesn't do anything.

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