SkipMachineOOBE specifies whether to skip Windows Welcome.


This setting is deprecated. Information on this setting is included for testing purposes only. If SkipMachineOOBE is set to true, Windows Welcome does not run, and the user will not be prompted for values that are necessary to successfully complete Windows Setup. If these values have not been specified in the image or in an unattended installation answer file, the computer could be left in an unusable state. If you enable SkipMachineOOBE, you should add values for the Windows Welcome screens in your answer file. For more information, see the Reseal setting in the Microsoft-Windows-Deployment component to boot to audit mode. If you enable SkipMachineOOBE, any settings specified for ProtectYourPC and NetworkLocation in your answer file are ignored. Rather than use SkipMachineOOBE, configure values for each page of Windows Welcome. For a listing of the different values required by Windows Welcome, see Settings to Use for Automating Windows Welcome.



Specifies that Windows Welcome is skipped.


Specifies that Windows Welcome is shown. This is the default value.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | SkipMachineOOBE

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set OOBE information for testing.


See Also