Microsoft has gone to amazing lengths on the security to protect Windows 11. In fact that is the reason the systems requirements are so strict, an attempt to prevent hackers from getting any access to the OS or the computer. However I have come across 2 articles thus far where a user pr company has defeated or hacked a form of the Windows 11 security. I will update this article as I discover more. If you have one you would like to submit please reach out to me on About>Contact Us page.
The first "hack" was done by Mozilla Firefox. Microsoft has made setting anything but their apps as default difficult and deep. Mozilla wanted to be able to just allow the user to set the default browser from within the browser. Microsoft has claimed by making it difficult to alter the default apps it prevents hijacking and bad actors from hijacking existing apps or installing their own. So did Mozilla defeat this in Windows 11 before it was released. Read the full store. >https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/13/22671182/mozilla-default-browser-windows-protections-firefox<
Installing Windows 11 Without an Account
Windows 11 Home requires users to use an Internet connection and a Microsoft Account to install. However one user has already defeated this.
"Neowin forum member warwagon has created a video illustrating how Windows 11 Home users can still create a local account at startup without being forced to use a Microsoft email. When you see the “Let’s connect you to a network” screen, hit Shift-F10, type “taskmgr” in the command prompt window, and kill the process called “Network connection flow.” According to the video, this will allow the OS to install normally after you insert a user login and password. You can also kill the application directly from the command line if you like, using the command “taskkill /F /IM oobenetworkconnectionflow.exe”
You are on your Windows device, you go to the App Store and tap/click an app then tap/click "GET" and nothing. No error message, no warning, no install, no nothing. This is been a curse since Windows 10 and it also happens in Windows 11. There are hundreds of forums offering suggestions and nothing works.
After I installed Windows 11 on my Surface Pro 3 I did exactly that. I went to the App Store, tapped GET and nothing. I once more searched the Internet, nothing that worked. Then I figured it out. Like Android Microsoft limits the number of registered devices to a Microsoft or Windows account. The maximum number of devices according to Microsoft is 10, however in may case it tops out at 5, a 6th device can't make use of the store. I logged into my Windows account using a browser and navigated to my devices and removed the redundant ones, the App Store worked fine.
This has long been a curse of the Windows App Store and not even Microsoft is fully aware of the problem and the fix, they have never posted it and if you go to their forums you will not find this suggestion from Microsoft at the time of this post.
In reply to another reader I emailed Maximum PC magazine with the fix and they published it in the August 2021 issue. I have posted a shot of it as well. I know that many will now start to post this fix in self help forums and many will also take credit. However the article is published and dated. So please when posting the fix be honest where it came from.
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