Microsoft has planned many great features for its Windows software, such as Windows 11 Home, they will need an internet connection and a Microsoft account to make it work., its integration with and and his . It will also help if the new software is a free update when it releases this fall. But when people start their computers powered by the consumer version of Windows,
Microsoft said it is adding an extra step to its setup process, requiring users to sign in to a Microsoft account on the internet before they can use their computers.
“Microsoft account and Internet connectivity required for Windows 11 Home setup,” the company said in a statement under its list of ““for the software. People will also need computers with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, among other things.
Once you’ve signed into your Microsoft account to activate the computer, you’ll be allowed to use it normally and you won’t need to reconnect to the Internet if you choose not to. Microsoft may send onscreen reminders if the computer is left offline for more than a month, encouraging users to download security updates. Microsoft 11 Pro and the version designed for business customers will not require users to sign in to Microsoft accounts.
The move marks a change for Microsoft, which for years has offered free accounts for its customers., Office online productivity software, and Outlook messaging. Signing in to Windows with a Microsoft account typically sets up many of these services automatically for users, including automatic backups of certain files through the .
But until Windows 11, all of these things were optional. Microsoft thinks people are used to the idea of ââcreating accounts, especially for App Store and iTunes store or Gmail and Google Play Store. Even many video game companies require you to create an account to help you connect with your friends and store information about your progress.,