wasnt this only a 1809 thing?
they added local back as an option in 1903?
No, it is gone when you are connected to the internet.
You have a back button that spins a circle for a second them brings you back to the same screen forever.
I used to have systems disconnected for installs. This may be one of the first times I left it connected.
This was just a reinstall for a family member.
I also had a hope for a better install with Windows having access to get updates on install.
It was quite a strange thing to see. I will make sure it is disconnected every time no matter where the install is done now.
Many users will end up making an account because they will not question this type of move. As someone said above, it is common on other platforms.
I just installed 1903 today (before reading this thread). I didn't get it but I had my internet disconnected because I don't want crappy Windows to update..... EVER! Pretty sure on these newer versions they still will update, even when you turn the "UPDATE" services off. I'll give it a chance or I'll downgrade back to 1607.
M$ is killing it's Windows by itself it doesn't even need competition.
Haven't had problem with local account either when I last tried to do an install in VM, and it has internet connection. Installing Win10 on older hardware though... no luck, it fails badly during loading of the installer.