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Microsoft will soon offer different installation experiences when setting up Windows 10 based on how you plan on using the computer.

In this case it wasn't Windows Update - I was using the official ISO downloaded from Microsoft's Insider web page, and the OOBE errors happen when I install that ISO. I had the same problem with the previous ISO too (which I downloaded twice, so I don't think it was a corrupt ISO). For Issue 1 ('Something went wrong - But you can try again'), click Try again at the bottom of the screen. The OOBE process should continue as expected. For Issue 2 ('Just a moment.' ), press and hold the power button until the system turns off, and then turn on the system again. The OOBE process should resume and complete as expected.

  1. The image, containing Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 Stable (14.14393), is what I've downloaded. The problem I'm having is on VMware, it stays stuck on boot, where the loading icon and the blue logo is shown. I have read posts from other users saying they have to wait a few hours for the VM to finish loading.
  2. Windows 10, version 2004 (10.0.19041.0) Windows 10 SDK, version 2004 (10.0.19041.0) Visual Studio 2019 (latest as of 1/15/21) with the UWP,.NET desktop, and Azure workflows enabled and also includes the Windows Template Studio extension.
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As people use Windows 10 in different ways, Microsoft is testing a new setup screen that asks you to indicate how you plan to use the computer to customize the options and tools offered during setup.

'Based on feedback, we’re exploring adding a page to Windows setup (OOBE) to help better understand how you plan to use your device and aid in customizing your device given your intended usage,' Microsoft announced today.

This new experience will be shown as an optional screen titled 'Customize your device' that states, 'If you choose to tell Microsoft how you plan to use your device, we'll customize suggestions for tools and services during device setup and your welcome experience,' as shown below.

The different categories Microsoft is testing include:

  • Gaming - Play and discover games, keep up with new releases.
  • Family - Connect with the whole family, edit safety settings, and give everyone their own profile on this device.
  • Creativity - Bring ideas to life - from novels and presentations to photos and videos.
  • Schoolwork - Take notes, write essays, and collaborate on projects.
  • Entertainment - Watch videos, browse the web, and connect on social media.
  • Business - Track expenses, manage customers, and run your business.
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Depending on what category you select, Windows 10 will offer different setup options and possibly install a different set of preinstalled apps or features.

I am surprised that Microsoft did not offer a developer option that could automatically install Hyper-V, WSL, Python, and other developer tools.

Microsoft is first testing this feature with a small subset of users in the Windows Insider dev channel as part of today's release of the Windows 10 build 20231.

As time goes, they plan on rolling it out to all users in the dev channel who perform a reset or clean install of Windows 10.

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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.

If a password-protected screen saver starts when you are in audit mode, you cannot log back on to the system. The built-in administrator account that is used to log on to audit mode is immediately disabled after logon. To disable the screen saver, either change the power plan through Windows Control Panel or configure and deploy a custom plan. For more information, see Create a Custom Power Plan.

Boot to audit mode automatically on a new installation

  • To configure Windows to boot to audit mode, add the Microsoft-Windows-Deployment | Reseal | Mode = audit answer file setting.

    When Windows completes the installation process, the computer boots into audit mode automatically, and the System Preparation (Sysprep) Tool appears. For more information about using the Sysprep tool in audit mode, see Sysprep (Generalize) a Windows installation.

    Note Settings in an answer file from the oobeSystem configuration pass do not appear in audit mode. For more information about which answer file settings are processed when you boot to audit mode or OOBE, see How Configuration Passes Work.

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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.

    Note The CTRL+SHIFT+F3 keyboard shortcut does not bypass all parts of the OOBE process, such as running scripts and applying answer file settings in the oobeSystem configuration pass.

Boot to OOBE automatically on a new installation

  • To configure Windows to boot to OOBE, add the Microsoft-Windows-Deployment | Reseal |Mode= oobe answer file setting.

    If you have configured your Windows image to boot to OOBE, but then you need to make further configurations to your image in audit mode, see Modify an existing image that is configured to boot to OOBE.

Modify an existing image that is configured to boot to OOBE

  • If you have configured your Windows image to boot to OOBE, but then need to make further configurations to your image in audit mode, you can do one of the following:

    1. Use the CTRL+SHIFT+F3 keyboard shortcut. The computer will reboot into audit mode.

      This option may trigger any scripts that you have configured to launch in OOBE.

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    2. Mount the image, add an answer file with the audit setting, and save it as C:testofflineWindowsPantherUnattendUnattend.xml. This may require overwriting an existing answer file at this location.

      On the next boot, Windows will boot directly into audit mode.

Boot to audit mode automatically from an existing image

  1. Create a new answer file, and then add the Microsoft-Windows-Deployment | Reseal | Mode = audit setting. Save the answer file as Unattend.xml.

  2. At an elevated command prompt, mount the Windows image. For example:

    where <image_index> is the number of the selected image on the .wim file.

  3. Copy the new answer file to the C:testofflineWindowsPantherUnattend folder.

  4. Commit the changes, and then unmount the image. For example:

    When the image is applied to the destination computer and Windows is booted, the computer boots into audit mode automatically, and the Sysprep tool appears. For sample procedures, see Step 1: Transfer an image to a different computer and Step 2: Prepare the computer for a customer in Deployment examples.

Options for applying an image also include using answer file settings, such as specifying the image to install and the disk configurations to make on the destination computer. For more information, see the Unattended Windows Setup Reference Guide.

Deployment examples

To transfer an image to a different computer, you must first remove the computer-specific information from the configured computer by generalizing the image with the Sysprep tool. To prepare a computer for the customer, you must generalize the computer, and then set it to boot to OOBE when a customer starts the computer for the first time. In the following examples we create and transfer a reference image to a different computer, and then create a model-specific image that ships to a customer.

Step 1: Transfer an image to a different computer

  1. Install Windows on a reference computer.

  2. After the installation is complete, boot the computer and install any additional device drivers or applications.

  3. After you update the Windows installation, run Sysprep:

    • At the command line, run the Sysprep /generalize /shutdown command.

      -or-

    • In the System Preparation Tool window, select the Generalize check box under the System Cleanup Action box on the Shutdown Options box, select Shutdown, and then click OK.

    Sysprep removes system-specific data from the Windows installation. System-specific information includes event logs, unique security IDs (SIDs), and other unique information. After Sysprep removes the unique system information, the computer shuts down.

  4. After the computer shuts down, insert the Windows PE USB flash drive or other bootable media, and reboot into Windows PE.

  5. In the Windows PE session, capture the reference image by using the Dism /capture-image command.

  6. Proceed to the next step to create a model-specific reference image.

Step 2: Prepare the computer for a customer

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  1. Install the reference image you created in Step 1 that is destined for your customer.

  2. After you update the Windows installation, at the command line run the Sysprep /audit /generalize /shutdown command to configure Windows to boot the computer to audit mode. You can then capture the Windows image by booting to another partition or by using Windows PE.

  3. Use the new model-specific reference image to install Windows on a new computer. The Windows image is applied to the computer, and Windows boots to audit mode.

  4. (Optional) You can install additional applications and other updates based on a customer's order. You can also test the computer to verify that all components are working correctly.

  5. After you update the Windows installation, run the Sysprep /oobe /shutdown command.

    Note If you install Windows images by using the Sysprep /generalize /oobe command, the user experience will not be ideal. On the next reboot after you run the Sysprep /generalize /oobe command, Windows runs the specialize configuration pass, Plug and Play, and other Setup tasks before Windows starts OOBE. This process can take additional time and can delay a customer's first logon.

  6. Package and deliver the computer to your customer.

    When the customer starts the computer, OOBE runs.

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