Windows 10: Windows 10 wish list - Add a Time Zone selection during installation?

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  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Windows 10 wish list - Add a Time Zone selection during installation?


    Does anyone know or is aware of when will MS release a new Win10 build in which one can select a Time zone to set during installation?

    I really wish a new release of Windows10 can include an option to select a Time Zone during setup.
    Its just weird that this is not included.

    I would get rid of the Cortana voice assistant during install, which is VERY annoying by the way, and replace that where users can enter their Time Zones.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    Whose got time for basic functionality?

    I agree that it’s annoying.
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       3 Weeks Ago #3

    It is recommended to use MS account, so your settings would synchronize upon the first logon.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    You can add it using unattended.xml
    Code:
    <TimeZone>Romance Standard Time</TimeZone>
    or (if you are editing your .wim) you can use Set-TimeZone
    Code:
    # Set the time zone to GMT+1 Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
    & (gcm "$ADK\Deployment Tools\$PEArch\DISM\dism.exe") @("/image:$WorkDir\mount",'/Set-TimeZone:Romance Standard Time')
    It is weird though I agree - every other OS I can think of requires you set the timezone on install and doesn't just default it to PST.
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       3 Weeks Ago #5

    lx07 said: View Post
    It is weird though I agree - every other OS I can think of requires you set the timezone on install and doesn't just default it to PST.
    MS wanted to simply the setup as much as possible and also to force users to use the online account.

    People, who like to tinker, can easily change the setup the way they want to, so it is not really an issue.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6

    Hmm. I don't think so.

    If they really wanted to simplify it they wouldn't ask you about Cortana or to set all the (frankly incomprehensible) privacy options. They would just default them one way or the other.

    Most other OS (I mean MacOS and every Linux I can remember) ask you your language, keyboard, timezone and user. Windows (for whatever reason) drops the timezone. Perhaps because Windows uses localtime by default and everything else uses UTC. I don't know.

    Of course you could be right but I don't think having to set timezone manually after install would push someone who didn't want an MS account to use one.
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    lx07 said: View Post
    If they really wanted to simplify it they wouldn't ask you about Cortana or to set all the (frankly incomprehensible) privacy questions. They would just default them one way or the other.
    It did not ask before, EU forced it to ask and EU still thinks, it is not good enough.
    You just got to love EU, especially the cookie notices, which are hard to get rid off.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    You just got to love EU.
    Oh, I do, but that is it is a subject for another thread (or possibly forum).
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       3 Weeks Ago #9

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    It did not ask before, EU forced it to ask and EU still thinks, it is not good enough.
    You just got to love EU, especially the cookie notices, which are hard to get rid off.
    That's going to get a whole lot worse with the introduction of GDPR on 25th May Home Page of EU GDPR
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #10

    The setting the device name / computer name automatically to some random gibberish is something else that annoys me. I always end up having to go and change it after the fact.

    They likely saw complaints that the setup was "too complicated and takes too long". So now its quicker. You just spend the time you saved digging around in settings and control panel after the fact getting things set the way you want.

    An option to select "detailed setup" during setup would be nice, for power users etc. Select that and get the extra options normally set in the background.
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