Trying to reset PC while keeping updates

  1. Posts : 39
    Windows 10 Home

    Trying to reset PC while keeping updates

    I have an older (but still Win10) PC I want to give my daughter. I'd like it to enter the new user setup when she turns it on so she can create her own account, etc. But I'd also like the version of Windows installed to be updated so she doesn't have to spend the first couple of days downloading & installing them.

    Can it be done? As far as I can see when I reset the PC then it reinstalls the original version of Windows. But if I don't reset it then I'll have to walk her thru (over the phone) setting up her account & deleting mine, the one I used to update Windows. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 17,370
    Windows 11 Pro

    Do the reset. When you get to the first screen of signing into Windows that asks you to enter your country, press Ctrl + Shift + F3. The computer will restart in audit mode and you will be automatically logged in as Administrator. Once there you can do all the updates, install device drivers, get eveything set up. Then when you are done, on the sysprep window that opens at audit mode login, select shut down to OOBE, and the shutdown option. The next time Windows starts you will be back at the screen asking you to select your country just like nobody had logged in before, and there will be no trace you ever logged in before.
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  3. Posts : 39,996
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    These are some tutorials that involve reset, refresh, custom, and clean install:

    Reset Windows 10
    Custom Install Windows 10
    Clean Install Windows 10
    Refresh Windows 10

    Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)
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