Apply a provisioning package

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

Provisioning packages can be applied to client devices during the first-run experience (out-of-box experience or "OOBE") and after ("runtime").


  • Applying a provisioning package to a desktop device requires administrator privileges on the device.
  • You can interrupt a long-running provisioning process by pressing ESC.

During initial setup, from a USB drive

  1. Start with a computer on the first-run setup screen. If the PC has gone past this screen, reset the PC to start over. To reset the PC, go to Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC.

    The first screen to set up a new PC.

  2. Insert the USB drive. Windows Setup will recognize the drive and ask if you want to set up the device. Select Set up.

    Set up device?

  3. The next screen asks you to select a provisioning source. Select Removable Media and select Next.

    Provision this device.

  4. Select the provisioning package (.ppkg) that you want to apply, and select Next.

    Choose a package.

  5. Select Yes, add it.

    Do you trust this package?

After setup, from a USB drive, network folder, or SharePoint site

Insert the USB drive to a desktop computer, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Access work or school > Add or remove a provisioning package > Add a package, and select the package to install. For a provisioning package stored on a network folder or on a SharePoint site, navigate to the provisioning package and double-click it to begin installation.

add a package option.