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"Pre-built" type setup for win 10

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I'm building a pc for someone who isn't very tech savvy and i was wondering if anyone knew how to setup windows to a "pre-built" type of setup. That is that you go through the normal windows 10 setup and afterwards the drivers/important apps are installed and extra hard drives are formatted, etc. so that the person wouldnt have to download anything or go into disk manager to format the hard after they realize they cant see it in the file manager libraries. 


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Can't you do that yourself before giving that person a PC? I mean installing all the drivers, anti-virus etc?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, PopsicleHustler said:

Can't you do that yourself before giving that person a PC? I mean installing all the drivers, anti-virus etc?

Well i mean in order to do that i would need to set up windows with their email, privacy settings ect. I know you can change all these after the fact but its suppose to be a surprise/gift so i dont want to have to make them do much.


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Storage: 250gb Samsung 960 EVO, 2TB Seagate Barracuda

 

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Why not set it up with drivers, ensure all software is installed for all users (never "this user only" when asked during setup), start sysprep, go into audit mode and reboot, remove the user account you used for finalizing the install, and using sysprep have it enter OOBE (do not check "generalize") and shut down the PC.

That way they'll be offered all the regular customisations such as account creation the moment they first turn on the PC.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
16 hours ago, TheDelphiDude said:

Why not set it up with drivers, ensure all software is installed for all users (never "this user only" when asked during setup), start sysprep, go into audit mode and reboot, remove the user account you used for finalizing the install, and using sysprep have it enter OOBE (do not check "generalize") and shut down the PC.

That way they'll be offered all the regular customisations such as account creation the moment they first turn on the PC.

Ok so i looked up audit mode (i didn't really know about anything you said) but i still dont know how to enter oobe and shutdown.


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CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x     Cooler: Corsair H60     RAM: G.Skill Tridentz RGB 16gb 3200mhz     Mobo: Asus B450-F Gaming

Graphics Card: Powercolor Red Devil RX 580 8gb     Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG     PSU: Corsair RM850x     

Storage: 250gb Samsung 960 EVO, 2TB Seagate Barracuda

 

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CPU: Ryzen 5 1600     Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a     RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb 3200mhz     Mobo: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi ITX

Graphics Card: Powercolor Red Dragon RX 570 4gb     Case: Fractal Design Node 202     PSU: Corsair SF600    

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If you start SysPrep (located under C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep), the sysprep application will pop-up.

Under "system cleanup action" you can select "Enter Audit Mode", uncheck  "Generalize". Under "Shutdown options" you can select "reboot". Clicking OK will reboot the system, and enter audit mode (ie, it automatically log ons with the built-in administrator account).

 

At this point the sysprep application will automatically pop-up. Don't do anything yet. First remove the user account you've used for installing Windows. When asked, make sure you also remove all files associated with said user account.

Now go back to the sysprep application. Under "system cleanup action" select "Enter system out-of-box-experience (OOBE)", make sure "Generalize is unchecked". Under "Shutdown options" select "Shutdown". Click OK, and the system will shut down.

That's it. The next time it's powered on it will go into the out-of-box-experience, ie, the part where you create a user account and set various privacy options.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, TheDelphiDude said:

If you start SysPrep (located under C:\Windows\System32\SysPrep), the sysprep application will pop-up.

Under "system cleanup action" you can select "Enter Audit Mode", uncheck  "Generalize". Under "Shutdown options" you can select "reboot". Clicking OK will reboot the system, and enter audit mode (ie, it automatically log ons with the built-in administrator account).

 

At this point the sysprep application will automatically pop-up. Don't do anything yet. First remove the user account you've used for installing Windows. When asked, make sure you also remove all files associated with said user account.

Now go back to the sysprep application. Under "system cleanup action" select "Enter system out-of-box-experience (OOBE)", make sure "Generalize is unchecked". Under "Shutdown options" select "Shutdown". Click OK, and the system will shut down.

That's it. The next time it's powered on it will go into the out-of-box-experience, ie, the part where you create a user account and set various privacy options.

Thank you veery much sir


Gaming Rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600x     Cooler: Corsair H60     RAM: G.Skill Tridentz RGB 16gb 3200mhz     Mobo: Asus B450-F Gaming

Graphics Card: Powercolor Red Devil RX 580 8gb     Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark TG     PSU: Corsair RM850x     

Storage: 250gb Samsung 960 EVO, 2TB Seagate Barracuda

 

Streaming Rig:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600     Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a     RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16gb 3200mhz     Mobo: Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi ITX

Graphics Card: Powercolor Red Dragon RX 570 4gb     Case: Fractal Design Node 202     PSU: Corsair SF600    

Storage: 120gb Kingston A400, 500gb Samsung 860 EVO

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