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    questions dekstop and startpagine


    Internet Explorer icon on the desktop for all new users Windows 8.1 how do you do that?
    start screen all the same for all new users. how do you do that?
    google startpagine for all new users how do you do that?


    I only use Windows 8.1 and not PRO! So have nothing to Group Policy.

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    Are you wanting to sync your pc? Check out this tutorial:

    Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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    Windows 8 x64


    no he should not synchronize because I'm going to use this image on multiple PCs. do you know how to do that happen?
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    You need to customize the default user profile. Start Screen cannot be customized in default profile but almost everything else like a standard home page, colors and theme, icons and so on can be done.

    Check this post: How to have same profile for all users in the domain! - Windows 7 Help Forums. Although the post is written for Windows 7, the principle is the same in Windows 8. Notice that to enter Audit Mode in Windows 8 is a bit different than in Windows 7. You enter Audit Mode in Windows 8 when installation reaches this view:

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    Instead of selecting the color theme and naming your reference PC you are using to create the image, press CTRL + SHIFT + F3 to reboot to Audit Mode.

    Other than this difference in entering Audit Mode, instructions to customize the default user profile are the same for both Windows 7 and 8.

    Kari
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    Windows 8 x64


    okay that's quite succeed in audit mode!
    Only I did not get my act together to make the home page for all users the same I have it set up in audit mode the start but then does not work anymore. the rest later. how can you make such a recording system which is also included in the oobe sometimes?
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by cvcorv8 View Post
    okay that's quite succeed in audit mode!
    Only I did not get my act together to make the home page for all users the same I have it set up in audit mode the start but then does not work anymore. the rest later.
    The Internet Explorer home page and favorites settings made in Audit Mode will be copied over to the default user profile when both of these statements are true, as told in tutorial:

    1. CopyProfile has a value True in Answer File > Settings Pass:
      Code:
      <CopyProfile>True</CopyProfile>
    2. Generalize switch is used with Sysprep command:
      Code:
      %windir%\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /[shutdown OR reboot] /unattend:X:\DefaultProfile.xml

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcorv8 View Post
    how can you make such a recording system which is also included in the oobe sometimes?
    Videos in tutorial I think you are referring to are made from a virtual machine running in its own program window on my desktop.

    Kari
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    Windows 8 x64


    I'm not going to deploy with sysprep but acronis deploy four so I have nothing that commande? do you?
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Only official and supported (by Microsoft) way to customize the default user profile is to do first customizing in Audit Mode before any user profiles are created, then sysprep the image with generalize switch.
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    but you can use that command, but after that you are not using sysprep?
    and where is the home in the registery for all users? I can change it maybe the start but the user can still change the home page. favorites and how do you do that for all users? and how do you eg media player fastens on the taskbar?
    and how to make a record in the oobe?
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    • The Sysprep command with generalize is required to apply all customizations exceptions: see below) made in Audit Mode to default user profile. See the post at Seven Forums I linked to in my first post in this thread and tutorials mentioned in that post
    • Following items cannot be set in default user profile:
      1. Start Screen
      2. Taskbar pinned icons
    • I do not recommend editing registry manually in a general image used to deploy windows, too much can go wrong
    • As I mentioned in my previous post, I make recordings of OOBE / Welcome mode in a virtual machine which runs independently in a window on my desktop

    Kari
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