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Can I set computer to run First TIme Boot again?

  1. #1


    Irvine, CA
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64

    Can I set computer to run First TIme Boot again?


    Hi everybody!

    I build computers for people. And after I install Windows 8.1 I want to install the drivers and set it to run first time boot again so my customers can customize it. Is that possible? I could do it on XP.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Boot Windows to Audit Mode or OOBE

    You can use audit mode to customize your computer, add applications and device drivers, and test your computer in a Windows environment. Booting to audit mode starts the computer in the built-in administrator account. Windows® removes this account automatically during the generalize configuration pass. After you configure a computer to boot to audit mode, the computer will continue to boot to audit mode by default until you configure the computer to boot to Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) when the computer ships to the user.
    Boot to audit mode manually (on a new or existing installation)

    At the OOBE screen, press CTRL+SHIFT+F3.

    Windows reboots the computer into audit mode, and the System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool appears.
    Click image for larger version

    When everything is ready, select options:

    System Preparation Tool
    - "Enter System Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE)"
    - "Shutdown"
    - "OK"
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  3. #3


    Irvine, CA
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64


    genet excellent response! Just what I was looking for!

    Thank you!!

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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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