OOBE specifies the behavior of some of the Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE) screens.

Child Elements

Setting Description
HideEULAPage Hides the Microsoft Software License Terms page. OEMs and System Builders can use this setting only for testing prior to shipment.
HideLocalAccountScreen Hides the Administrator password screen. This setting applies only to the Windows Server editions.
HideOEMRegistrationScreen Hides the OEM registration page.
HideOnlineAccountScreens Specifies whether the user will be required to sign-in during OOBE.
HideWirelessSetupInOOBE Hides the Join Wireless Network page.
NetworkLocation Specifies the network type.
OEMAppID Enables the OEM to specify app information.
ProtectYourPC Hides the Help protect your computer and improve Windows automatically page. That page specifies whether updates are automatically downloaded and installed.
UnattendEnableRetailDemo Use to enable retail demo mode on the device.
VMModeOptimizations Use to customize the user experience when in VM mode.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE

Applies To

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

XML Example

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