Trouble installing windows 11 on a new PC build.
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For next time, the proper procedure is:
Hit the keyboard shortcut at any time: CTRL+SHIFT+F3
This will make Windows generate a temporary Desktop environment to install drivers and programs that you need/want to be shared between all users (if more than one user).
Note: On this desktop, you'll have a dialog box with the title "System Preparation Tool" that will show. This is you way out of this temporary account (as if you restart the system normally, you'll be back to that desktop). Once out, you'll be back to the Windows first setup screen screns (OOBE - Out of the Box Experience, as Microsoft calls it). All you'll need to do is hit "OK" button on it. The temporary account you are in will be wiped completely. If you close it by accident, simply go Win+R, and type: sysprep, or if you need to restart the system, no worries, it will reappear, even if you closed it before.
On that temporary desktop, update Windows, install all your drivers (chipset, graphics, audio, keyboard/mouse, webcam, etc...). You can restart the system as you want/need, you'll back in this temporary account. Make sure everything is good.
- Once everything is good, simply hit the "OK" button on the dialog box (System Preparation Tool) that showed up, everything in that desktop will be wiped. All traces will be gone (this includes web browser activity and downloaded file (assuming not placed in C:\ or some shared directory)) and you'll be back at the Windows first time setup screen (OOBE).
Fun fact: This is how Dell, HP, Acer, and so on, prepare a computer.
Fun fact 2: This is how you are supposed to prepare Windows installation since the longest time in WIndows history. It never changed.
I forgot which version of WIndows it was introduced, but Audit Mode existed back with Windows NT 4.0 (1996)
Tips: If you shut down your computer normally under this Audit Mode, you'll be at the login screen, where Windows is asking you for a password. This is because Audit Mode doesn't go hand in hand with Fast Startup feature introduced with Windows 8. Just restart the system, and you'll be back to the desktop.
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