Microsoft is making it more difficult for new users to install Windows 11

Microsoft has began requiring Windows 11 Pro customers to have a Microsoft account and have an active internet connection when downloading the OS in the latest Windows 11 release, adding even another hurdle to installation.

Microsoft has been warning us about this imminent necessity for Windows 11 Pro customers since February, as part of Windows Insider Build 22616, which you can register for updates presently in development.

It has, however, come too soon, as only Windows 11 Enterprise customers will be able to install it without an internet connection or a Microsoft account.

While there are numerous benefits to having a Microsoft account, including the chance to currently play Fortnite online for free, there is an obvious disadvantage to installing Windows 11 Pro and Home.