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OOBE

Updated: August 1, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista

OOBE specifies the behavior of some of the Windows® Out of Box Experience (OOBE) screens. For a full list of settings used to automate OOBE, see Settings for Automating Windows Welcome.

 

HideEULAPage

Hides the Microsoft Software License Terms page.

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OEMs and System Builders can use this setting only for testing prior to shipment.

HideLocalAccountScreen

Hides the Administrator password screen.

This setting applies only to the Windows Server® editions.

HideOEMRegistrationScreen

Hides the OEM registration page.

HideOnlineAccountScreens

Specifies whether the user will be required to sign-in during OOBE.

HideWirelessSetupInOOBE

Hides the Join Wireless Network page.

NetworkLocation

Specifies the network type.

OEMAppID

Enables the OEM to specify app information.

ProtectYourPC

Hides the Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically page. That page specifies whether updates are automatically downloaded and installed.

These settings are not available in Windows® 8

 

SkipMachineOOBE

This setting was used to skip Windows Welcome. To skip Windows Welcome, see How to Automate Windows Welcome.

If you set SkipMachineOOBE to true, you must specify values in the answer file to supply data that the Windows Welcome screens collect. If you do not specify these values, the computer could be left in an unusable state.

SkipUserOOBE

This setting was used to skip the Welcome Center pop-up window. That pop-up window has been replaced by the Getting Started application, which is available on the Start menu.

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

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

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

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