Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista
SkipMachineOOBE specifies whether to skip Windows® Welcome.
This setting has been deprecated in Windows® 8. The information about this deprecated setting is provided for reference only.
SkipMachineOOBE should be used only in a test environment, and you should never ship a computer with the
SkipMachineOOBE setting configured to true.
If you use this setting in Windows® 7, Windows Welcome will be skipped, and any settings that a user selects during Windows Welcome will not be configured. For example, user-account creation, language, and time-zone settings will not be configured. Some Windows features may not function, as they depend on Windows Welcome values such as ProtectYourPC, which does not include a default value.
To skip Windows Welcome, we recommend that you:
- Add values for Windows Welcome screens. For information, see Settings for Automating OOBE.
- Boot to audit mode. For information, see Microsoft-Windows-Deployment<A href="ff715646(v=win.10).md">Reseal.
Specifies that Windows Welcome is skipped. This value should be used only for testing purposes.
Specifies that Windows Welcome is shown. This is the default value.
Valid Configuration Passes
For a list of the supported 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.
<OOBE> <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage> <NetworkLocation>Other</NetworkLocation> <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> <SkipMachineOOBE>true</SkipMachineOOBE> <SkipUserOOBE>true</SkipUserOOBE> </OOBE>