Windows 11 setup without internet

Balmilero, Eric - Dell Team 65 Reputation points

Is it possible to setup my new Windows 11 Dell Latitude, without internet?

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  1. Hania Lian 7,711 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    From what you describe, you want to set up Win11 without a network connection. Please try the following steps:

    Bypass Out-of-the-Box-Experience (OOBE) Internet Requirement

    • In the "Let's connect you to a network" screen, press Shift+F10 to launch cmd;
    • Type the following command: OOBE\BYPASSNRO
    • After successful execution, the system will restart and restart the OOBE session box, when you reach the "Let's connect you to a network" screen, click "I don't have Internet", continue to click "limited setup", accept the license agreement and continue to create a local user account.

    Hope the information is helpful.

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  2. ram sharma 5 Reputation points

    Is it possible to setup my new Windows 11 Dell Latitude, without internet?

    Yes, it is possible to setup your new Windows 11 Dell Latitude without an internet connection. The only thing you need is a running computer, you can borrow one from a friend


    Windows 11 ISO image file

    8GB USB Flash drive.

    Microsoft Media Creation tool or Rufus tool.

    1. The first thing you do is download the Windows 11 iso image file, then you download the Microsoft media creation tool or Rufus. I am using Rufus because it is fast.
    2. After that, you just plug in your 8GB USB flash drive and Rufus will automatically detect it
    3. (Don't do this without backing up your data)
    4. Then insert your Windows 11 ISO image into Rufus, leave everything default, and click start
    5. it will take just 15 to 20 minutes and your Windows 11 bootable USB flash drive will be ready.
    6. Now plug your Windows 11 bootable USB drive into your Dell Latitude laptop.
    7. Press the boot key and select the Windows 11 bootable USB flash drive. Now, the installation process for Windows 11 will begin, and you will be able to install fresh Windows 11 without the internet.

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  3. Docs 15,141 Reputation points

    Dell Latitudes come with OEM operating systems.

    When a computer is updated licensing data is entered into Microsoft servers.

    Once licensing data is entered into Microsoft servers this enables clean installs of either Windows 10 or Windows 11.

    Windows 10 or 11 can be clean installed using the applicable bootable Windows Media Creation Tool (MCT) (Windows iso).

    It is not necessary to connect to the internet to install the operating system.

    In order to properly activate the Windows installation it is necessary to connect the internet.

    a) Find a flash drive that you can format (> or = 8 GB).

    b) Find a working Windows computer that is connected to the internet.

    c) Create a bootable Windows 11 MCT (Windows 11 iso).

    d) Move the bootable flash to the applicable computer.

    e) Boot to the flash drive.

    f) Manually delete all partitions creating an unallocated disk drive.

    g) Clean install Windows 11 without connecting to the internet

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  4. Kapil Arya 7,596 Reputation points MVP


    See if this video guide helps you:

    Let us know if this helps!

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