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Old 12-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7: How Do I Prepare A Computer For OOBE?

I am not sure how to do this.

I want the laptop I am selling to have the same experience a new laptop has when someone buys it - it goes to "setting up windows for the first time" screen, and when they create their account, all the drivers and software are already installed, ready for a noob to use the PC without having to do anything extra like installing crap. Because I am giving them Office 2010 and a couple other programs as well. And want them to be able to choose their user name and language.

What I am doing, (but am willing to wipe it again and start over if I can do as I wanted in the first place), is to activate the Administrator account, and delete the only user while in the Administrator account. I am installing the drivers and software in the administrator account, but I'm not sure if it's going to work on the new user account, or even if the person will even be able to create a new user account when they receive the laptop.

What do I do?? Help
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:12 AM   #2
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I haven't done this myself, but it sounds like what you want is Microsoft's Sysprep tool. It will let you wipe the user account after you're done setting up the machine, bringing Windows back to the Out Of Box Experience.
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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl...s.aspx?id=5753
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #4
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I haven't done this myself, but it sounds like what you want is Microsoft's Sysprep tool. It will let you wipe the user account after you're done setting up the machine, bringing Windows back to the Out Of Box Experience.
How do I do that? I read the page but still don't know what to do.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #5
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Looking at the document, sysprep /oobe /generalize should do the trick.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:56 AM   #6
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Looking at the document, sysprep /oobe /generalize should do the trick.
Where do I download it?
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⇨ 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SATAIII Solid State Drive SSD > || ⇨ 10TB (total) SATAIII HDD
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:03 AM   #7
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is my post invisible or something? o.O try looking at the link i posted... that is what you are looking for.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:10 AM   #8
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is my post invisible or something? o.O try looking at the link i posted... that is what you are looking for.
I did - I didn't see download link.
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⇨ Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB x2 CROSSFIRE > || ⇨ Patriot Viper RAM 1866Mhz 16GB >
⇨ Intel i7 3770K Quad-Core 3.5 GHz Stock OC 4.2GHz > || ⇨ MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard >
⇨ 256GB OCZ Agility 4 SATAIII Solid State Drive SSD > || ⇨ 10TB (total) SATAIII HDD
⇨ Rosewill Challenger Black Gaming Mid Tower || ⇨ Corsair TX Series 750W 80-PLUS BRONZE PSU
⇨ Samsung 24" 1080p HDTV/Monitor x2 || ⇨ Tt Challenger Ultimate Multicolor Gaming Keyboard
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
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Sysprep is located:

CWindows\System32\sysprep on vista / Windows 7

The AIK is only needed if you one to completely customize a build and quite frankly, is not a "beginners" product.
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