First, you install Windows 11 via your preferred method—a dedicated PC, a dual-boot system, or a virtual machine. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the OS, at which point the setup screens appear. You’ll be asked to designate your country or region, followed by keyboard layout or input method. Confirm the correct ones and click Yes.
The next screen asks if you want to add a second keyboard layout. If you plan to add another language in Windows 11 with a different keyboard layout, click Add layout and choose the one you want. Otherwise, click Skip.
Windows then checks for available updates. Review the license agreement and click Accept. You are then asked to name your Windows 11 PC; Microsoft offers a few guidelines and requirements. The name can’t start with a number or be longer than 15 characters, and it can’t include spaces or certain special characters.
If you plan to install Windows 11 on just one PC or one place, you can go with a generic name, such as Windows11. If you’ll be installing it on multiple computers or places, give it a more unique name with the PC make or model, such as Win11LenovoT14 or Windows11HP. After typing the name, click Next.
SELECT ACCOUNT TYPE
You’re then asked what type of account you want to use. Choose Set up for personal use if you’re installing Windows 11 on your personal PC and plan to use it with a Microsoft account or a local account. If you’re installing Windows 11 on a PC for your organization or school and plan to use it with your business or school account, select Set up for work or school. Once you make a choice, click Next.
If this PC is for personal use, you will then need to enter the email address for your Microsoft account. A local account is no longer supported for Windows 11 Home edition (without some serious workarounds), but it will still work with Windows 11 Pro and other editions.
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