Windows Deployment sample OOBE.xml file

The Windows Oobe.xml file is used to modify Windows settings when deploying new PCs that affect the Out of Box Experience (OOBE).

You can include a separate OOBE.xml file for each language and/or region that you deploy PCs. For more info, see How Oobe.xml Works.

The following sample OOBE.xml file is used in the topic: Update languages and regions: Localize your Windows images. It can be downloaded from the OEM Partner Center.

Change Windows settings: for each language and show the correct EULA and keyboard layout

To use this file, copy and paste it into a text editor such as Notepad, and save it as OOBE.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<!-- Oobe.xml sample file for the region: Catalonia, Spain 
     For more info, see Configure Oobe.xml, -->
         <!-- Name of the manufacturer -->

         <!-- If a relative path is used, it will start from the same folder as Oobe.xml.
              Example: %WINDIR%\System32\Oobe\Info\Default\1031\fabrikam_eula.rtf  -->

    <!-- Set the defaults for the language, location, locale, keyboard, and timezone -->
  <!-- App language.  
           See Available Language Packs for Windows, Language decimal identifier -->

  <!-- Country or region where the PC is deployed. 
       See Table of Geographical Locations, Geographic location identifier (decimal) -->

  <!-- PC locale. Determines sorting, time/date formatting, and keyboards/IMEs.
       See Default Input Locales for Windows Language Packs, keyboard decimal identifier: -->

  <!--Keyboard layout.
      Use the keyboard value list in the registry under 
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Keyboard Layouts,
      or see Windows Language Pack Default Values, keyboard pair: -->

    <timezone>Central Europe Daylight Time</timezone>
  <!-- Use the time zone list in the registry under 
       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones -->

  <!-- Use this to adjust the time for Daylight Savings Time -->


To use this file, copy and paste it into WordPad, and save it in the RTF file format as Fabrikam_eula.rtf.

FABRIKAM End User Licensing Agreement for Catalonia, Spain

Please accept these terms to begin using your new Fabrikam PC.

See Also


Update languages and regions: Localize your Windows images


Oobe.xml Settings


OEM Windows Deployment and Imaging Walkthrough

Other Resources

How Oobe.xml Works