Customizations of the Windows OS are ways in which partners can modify the Windows device UI, connectivity settings, and user experience to better reflect the partners' brand, and to fit the network and market in which the device ships. Customizations can include adding applications, modifying icons and Start layouts, configuring network settings by using device management, changing defaults in Settings, and adding brand-specific art and sounds to the OS.

Windows 10 supports both the pre-existing desktop Unattend and mobile Managed Centralized Settings Framework (MCSF) customization frameworks for configuring customizations for Windows 10 devices.

See the following sections for more information about what you can do to customize your Windows 10 devices.

Topic Description

What's new in customizations

Learn about the new customizations available in Windows 10, version 1703.

Customizations for desktop

This section includes topics describing key tasks, as well as the reference for Windows System Image Manager and Unattended Windows Setup Reference settings.

Customizations for mobile

Learn about the customizations available to you if you are providing a controlled and specialized experience on a Windows device running Windows 10 Enterprise.

Preinstalled apps

If you're a Windows OEM or mobile operator partner, find out how you can create partner apps that you can package and configure to install during the initial device setup process. While the user is going through the initial setup process, the preinstalled apps are installed in the background.

Change history for Customize

Read about what topics have been created, updated, or deleted for Windows 10, build 1607.

Developer audience

This section of the partner documentation is intended for OEMs, ODMs, IHVs, system builders, mobile operators, and IT administrators.