Rufus 3.20 allows Windows 11 the ability to create a local account
Thanks to this new version of Rufus, we will be able to skip the creation of a Microsoft account. In the initial version of Windows 11 it only applied this requirement to Home editions, but this changed in the version 22H2. Starting with this new version of Windows 11, the Pro version of the operating system also requires a Microsoft account.
But thanks to Rufus, we will be able to configure the bootable USB in such a way that during the OOBE (Out-of-box Experience), the operating system does not require us to create a Microsoft account during the setup process.
In addition to this major improvement, Rufus 3.20 comes with other new features and bug fixes. The full list of changes is the next:
- Enable applicable Windows User Experience options for Windows 10
- Remembers the last Windows User Experience selection between sessions
- Adds auto-creation of local accounts and mirroring of regional options (This is limited to creating an account with the same name as the current user and with an empty password that the user will be prompted to change after the first reboot)
- Added a fix for ISOs that have a syslinux symlink to /isolinux/ (Knoppix)
Revert offline insertion of registry keys for TPM/SB/RAM bypass when possible (#1971)
Remove storage bypass as it is a fake bypass that does nothing (#1990)
- Improved BIOS compatibility when displaying the “UEFI Boot Only” alert message
Fix Windows User Experience dialog appearing twice for Windows To Go (#1968)
Fixed Windows User Experience options not applying for ARM64 (#1996)
Fixed Microsoft account bypass not being applied unless TPM/SB/RAM bypass is selected (#1981)
- Fixed excessive detection of GRUB2 bootloaders with non-standard prefixes