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Windows 11 22H2 - Create local account on first boot and other useful tricks

Create a local account on Windows 11 22H2 clean install ( and first boot ):


Feel free to try this method if it works, if not switch back to the old one below.

  1. Reach the account creation and choose Personal Account
  2. Use as email
  3. Use as password test
  4. Let Windows 11 fail the login and click Next
  5. Enjoy!


If for some reason you can't type the . you can use the Alt+46 combination

  1. Press Shift + F10 while on the language selection screen
  2. Run the command OOBE\BYPASSNRO and let it restart the session
  3. On the setup wizard configure your network (Ethernet/Wi-Fi) and reach the account creation type ( Personal or Corporate )
  4. Press Shift + F10
  5. Run the command ncpa.cpl, this will bring up your network adapters.
  6. Disable your network adapter(s), and close that window.
  7. Pick the Personal account
  8. Enjoy

Show all tray icons

Unfortunately this solution has to be done on each boot, as Windows 11 will re-group icons everytime the system starts.

  1. Press Win + R
  2. Open: shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
  3. Tick the "Always show all icons..." checkbox
  4. Enjoy

P.S.: If the icons are grouped again and the checkbox is already ticked on the window, just press Cancel on that window ( instead of OK ) to show them all again.

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elbasan commented Apr 18, 2023


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