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Can you bypass the Hot Corners video upon install?

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    Can you bypass the Hot Corners video upon install?


    I've installed Windows 8 quite a number of times as a VM for testing. Is there a way to bypass having to watch the "Getting Ready" video after each install?

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    Hello Patrick,

    I hear you. Here's how to disable those first sign-in animations.


    First Sign-in Animation - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    Brink, looks like that only applies to accounts created after install since there is no way to merge the .reg file during the install process itself, right?
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    Sorry, I missed the while installing part some how. Unfortunately, yes that's only for after Windows 8 is installed, and for any new accounts created afterwards. I'm not aware of any way to disable it before or during installing the OS.

    Possibly keep a clean install of Windows 8 on the VHD for the VM saved somewhere to rename and flip flop with the currently used VHD for the VM to avoid having to reinstall so much.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    While it's showing this video, it's still doing install work anyways. So I suppose getting rid of it wouldn't do much good.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Brinks idea seems the best -- after you've done your basic W8 VM install (before adding any applicatiions) save the image -- now whenever you want a new W8 installation start from the saved "Virgin" VM and then build your required environment from the "Base VM".

    Possibly another idea if you are just testing different environments is to keep "snapshots" and / or have the VM in "Non persistent mode" where changes are discarded at the end of the session.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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