Since all new "feature updates" since build 2004 are nothing more than service packs, it is not surprising that the version shows 19041.
Still the same (19041) on the Windows 11 ISO too, at least for the time being.it is not surprising that the version shows 19041.
Its gonna be that way until Windows 10 will retire.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but....Just make a safe copy of an Iso and mount it - run it from there.
Without making a fresh install, Cliff, I am certain that I was offered the option to make an “offline” account. This would be my default, as I always want to put in my own username, not that decided by theMS robot.. I then, later, sign in with my Microsoft account.I've only one complaint about the installation. All but one machine was an update install from within Windows. The machine I did a fresh install to was forcing the use of a MS account. After bitching and moaning for about two minutes I gave in and used my account. I didn't want the machine linked to an account at all. But then I gave in and used one.
The next step was requiring the use of a pin. I've already gone down that avenue before and used a pin. It wasn't long the pin quit working and the regular login was required to activate the pin again. That makes the pin useless in my opinion. I was not setting a pin period for this machine. At this moment I was furious and pressed the power button.
After stepping away from the machine for a few minutes. I thought about disconnecting the Ethernet cable. Turning the PC back on the started back nearly the same location. Except this time it allowed a local login. I was happy once more until I discovered MS had setup two accounts. It only took a minute to remove the MS account. But it should never have been created in the first place, because I never finished the setup.
Aside from the unnecessary headache above. Everything went smoothly on several machines
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