First post, by DosFreak
You can use the following to bypass the hardware requirements:
https://github.com/AveYo/MediaCreationTool.ba … e/main/bypass11
I think I copy and pasted this from somewhere else, I've never verified it but seems to be missing diskpart and MBR
So, before booting the ISO, ensure that you have a partition already made.
Once booted into the ISO, press Shift+F10, this will open CMD. (You might need to click next before doing this, not sure.)
You can type
and press enter to open notepad. The save as dialog can be used to check drive letters. (However to make this example simple, I'll use C as the drive to install on, and D as the drive that contains your install USB/DVD.)
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:D:\Sources\install.wim
and press enter. This shows every edition of Windows in the ISO, and gives you the proper index number for the next command. (If this doesn't work, try install.esd instead of install.wim)
dism /Apply-Image /ImageFile:D:\Sources\install.wim /index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\
and press enter. This will write Windows 11 to the drive.
Once that is finished, type
this will install the bootloader onto the drive.
Now you can reboot into Windows 11, installed just with CMD. I actually use this method to install all versions of Windows (8 and newer) as it's faster and I avoid the buggy Windows Setup experience.
The following are greyed out in "Windows Features":
Microsoft Defender Application Guard
Windows updates downloaded and installed fine.
As far as logging in as long as you set it up for work and domain join (no you don't need a domain) then a MS login is not required. For the Home version I haven't if the following works (it does for 21H2)
WINDOWS 11 HOME
For Windows 11 Home when you get to the screen where it asks to setup your account you'll still need to:
1. Pull the cable
2.netsh interface show interface
netsh interface set interface name="INTERFACE NAME" admin=DISABLED
3. Click the back arrow.
4. Create your local account
taskkill /F /IM oobenetworkconnectionflow.exe
Unverified on 22H2
Type OOBE\BYPASSNRO in the command prompt
Hopefully this won't be necessary but based on previous threads I'll state it: If you feel the need to rant about your preferred OS please do it elsewhere. Thanks in advance.