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    Retail demo offline content


    What is it?
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  3. Posts : 1,697
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    It's the downloaded dynamic content that Microsoft provides in order to transform the device you paid for into a mere Microsoft advertisement/marketing tool that's used to attract passersby.

    <SHINY, SHINY... BUY ME!>

    This 'would' be installed locally (to play on a repeating loop) IF the Retail Demo function was invoked successfully with correct credentials whilst the device was online... in order to start the feed of up-to-date content showcasing Windows' features... as shown in any retail store you have ever visited.

    (Q. Why does Microsoft install this dubious 'feature' on every Windows device that is shipped? Surely the number of devices it ends up running on is in mere thousands globally?)
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    Testing it right now... this can be an pure real evil prank, if the code trs10 don't working to break the demo mode and no other simple hack things works.

    Darn... 21% it is updates in progress.. even i had paused updates... perhaps it is the demo conversion.. or its microsoft don't care about users input as usual. *lol*

    Edit.. eh..I tried it.. just a truckload of crap being installed.. and no fun... I do can say the code does work on my swedish win10 H22 VM
    But only crap.. so not worth trying.. if you ask me.
    Last edited by Marie SWE; 15 Mar 2023 at 22:52.
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  5. Posts : 18,405
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    I just did it in a VM. But, I have to say, you could really mess with somebody by putting their computer into retail demo mode! And it seems to destroy any pre-existing user accounts!
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I just did it in a VM. But, I have to say, you could really mess with somebody by putting their computer into retail demo mode! And it seems to destroy any pre-existing user accounts!
    Okay, but does them become restored if you uninstall demo mode in the admin panel?

    I never tried uninstalling it... i just took the easy way out and restored my VM snapshot.
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    Marie SWE said:
    Okay, but does them become restored if you uninstall demo mode in the admin panel?

    I never tried uninstalling it... i just took the easy way out and restored the VM snapshot.
    You have to stop the automatic login of Darrin DeYoung (or whoever that is) in netplwiz. Then you have to login as RetailAdmin and reenable your own user account using net user username /active:yes. Then you can log back in under your own account and delete the RetailAdmin account. It is a real PITA!
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    NavyLCDR said:
    You have to stop the automatic login of Darrin DeYoung (or whoever that is) in netplwiz. Then you have to login as RetailAdmin and reenable your own user account using net user username /active:yes. Then you can log back in under your own account and delete the RetailAdmin account. It is a real PITA!
    okay so this is the way to make friends less friendly in the future then. *LOL* .. just a five click feature and here we goooo

    Edit... (evil thought) I wonder if it's possible to write a script to activate it. Hi friend.. look at my fun thing... and then. *moahaha*
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  9. Posts : 375
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    To delete, use disk cleanup.
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    Marie SWE said:
    okay so this is the way to make friends less friendly in the future then. *LOL* .. just a five click feature and here we goooo

    Edit... (evil thought) I wonder if it's possible to write a script to activate it. Hi friend.. look at my fun thing... and then. *moahaha*
    Well, I can tell you that I was extremely glad I tried it in a VM and not on a real computer that was in use! Silly me, I thought it would be a click thing to turn off (with a password, of course) and the computer would go back to a normal condition ready to be sold. Not even close!
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