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Updated: August 1, 2012

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

SkipUserOOBE specifies whether to skip the Welcome Center pop-up window in Windows Vista®.

This setting has been deprecated in Windows® 7. The information about this deprecated setting is provided for reference only.

In Windows® 7, it has been replaced by the Getting Started application, which is available in the Start menu. In Windows® 8, it has been replaced by the Start menu.



Specifies that Welcome Center is skipped.


Specifies that Welcome Center is shown. This is the default value.

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

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


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