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.
Hides the Administrator password screen.
This setting applies only to the Windows Server® editions.
Hides the OEM registration page.
Specifies whether the user will be required to sign-in during OOBE.
Hides the Join Wireless Network page.
Specifies the network type.
Enables the OEM to specify app information.
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
This setting was used to skip Windows Welcome. To skip Windows Welcome, see How to Automate Windows Welcome.
If you set
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 That pop-up window has been replaced by the Getting Started application, which is available on the Start menu.
Valid Configuration Passes
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>