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snortastic

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64
    Name
    Snorty Snort
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    cyberdime.net
    CPU
    i7-4770K 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte H87-D3H-CF
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTS450
    Sound Card
    HDAUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SSD
    1TB WD Black HDD (x3)
    PSU
    Antec 1000
    Case
    NZXT White
    Browser
    Chrome
    Country Flag
    USA
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    us california

genet

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Guru
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.

Audit Mode.png

When everything is ready, select options:

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

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.
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    european union
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snortastic

New Member
genet excellent response! Just what I was looking for!

Thank you!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64
    Name
    Snorty Snort
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    cyberdime.net
    CPU
    i7-4770K 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte H87-D3H-CF
    Memory
    8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTS450
    Sound Card
    HDAUDIO
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SSD
    1TB WD Black HDD (x3)
    PSU
    Antec 1000
    Case
    NZXT White
    Browser
    Chrome
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

genet

New Member
Guru
You're welcome. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G580
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3230M
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, standard user account
    Other Info
    UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8 product key.
    Country Flag
    Finland
    State/Region Flag
    european union

Umer Faisal

New Member
I had the same problem.... I did exactly what you told. When I was done installing drivers and some other software, I shut down from the sysprep. The next time I turned it on, it booted to the oobe. I set up the computer and then I went to C:\Users and there was a folder called "defaultuser0". I don't want that to be there. Some help would be appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop

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