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post #21 of 80 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 10:19 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post
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.

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post #22 of 80 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 10:34 AM
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This must have been just changed (that or it's a Home/Pro limitation), I reinstalled 1903 a few weeks ago and had no issues setting up a local account and I was connected to the internet.

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it doesn't do this for pro or enterprise, of course linking a domain computer to a MS account would tick off major business IT depts to no end.

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I was able to create an offline account on my secondary desktop, but of course, as most say, I installed it offline so that may very well be why.

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Quote: Originally Posted by speed_demon View Post
Have you tried installing from a usb 2 port?

Otherwise your installer might be the issue. Then you'll have to make a new installer usb.
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is this via windows update? I've seen this a couple time at work now.
Windows Update and Windows UpdateR by MS. Doing another attempt right now, so i will see in a couple of minutes.

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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.
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i'd assume most folks with a gpu install windows without an internet connection. Specially now adays with super smart driver fetching/embedded nics, or however that works.

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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.
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Someone should try and confirm if this is real or not, sounds like it might not be, or has already need patched out, in which case this thread should be closed.

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MS just keep on sinking, whats next? Always online requirement? :facepalm:
Wouldn't surprise me. Didn't they try to pull that on the Xbox a few years back?

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