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OOBE

OOBE specifies the out-of-box experience for the end user.

These settings specify whether to do the following:

  • Hide the Microsoft Software License Terms page in Windows Welcome.
  • Skip Windows Welcome, also known as Machine OOBE.
  • Skip Welcome Center, also known as Per User OOBE.

It also specifies the following:

  • The network type
  • What type of computer protection is in place

Child Elements

 

HideEULAPage

Specifies whether to show the license terms page of Windows Welcome. This can be used only for testing the computer prior to delivery.

NetworkLocation

Specifies the network type.

ProtectYourPC

Specifies whether to display the Help protect your computer automatically page of Windows Welcome to the user.

SkipMachineOOBE

Specifies whether to skip Windows Welcome. This can be used only for testing the computer prior to delivery.

SkipUserOOBE

Specifies whether to skip Welcome Center. This can be used only for testing the computer prior to delivery.

Valid Passes

Parent Hierarchy

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set OOBE information for testing.

<OOBE>
   <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
   <NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation>
   <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC>
   <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE>
   <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE>
</OOBE>

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