Windows 10: Customizing Windows Welcome in Windows 10 Solved

  1.    29 Sep 2015 #1

    Customizing Windows Welcome in Windows 10


    Hi,

    I want to configure the OOBE Windows Welcome guide and found this article on the topic;
    Configure Oobe.xml - Windows 10 hardware dev

    I find it somewhat difficult to understand what structure is expected of the xml and have been looking everywhere for an example file. In Windows 7 a sample was provided with the AIK but I can't find a similar folder with sample files in ADK 10.

    Has anyone figured out how to create the oobe.xml?

    Thanks,
    imaginthis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 13,954
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2015 #2

    Hej Imaginthis, všlkommen till Tio Forum

    The localization script OOBE.XML has a very simple syntax. An example, let's set Welcome Mode defaults to:

    OEM name: TenForums
    EULA file: TenForums_License_Agreement.rtf
    Language: 1053 (Swedish)
    Location: 221 (Sweden)
    Locale: 1053 (Sweden)
    Input language: 0000041d (Swedish)
    Timezone: Western Europe Standard Time (UTC+1)
    Daylight Saving: True

    The above makes the following oobe.xml file:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <FirstExperience>
      <oobe>
        <oem>
          <name>TenForums</name>
          <eulafilename>TenForums_License_Agreement.rtf</eulafilename> 
        </oem>
        <defaults>
          <language>1053</language>
          <location>221</location>
          <locale>1053</locale>
          <keyboard>0000041d</keyboard>
          <timezone>W. Europe Standard Time</timezone>
          <adjustForDST>true</adjustForDST>
        </defaults>
      </oobe>
    </FirstExperience>
    If deploying in single region & language:

    • Save the oobe.xml as C:\Windows\System32\Oobe\Info\Oobe.xml, and the EULA (if needed) named as you wish with extension .rtf in the same folder before sysprepping and capturing the image.


    If deploying for multiple regions & languages:

    • Save each localized oobe.xml file in its own subfolder, for instance the Swedish oobe.xml as C:\Windows\System32\Oobe\Info\sv-se\Oobe.xml, (sv-se = Swedish in Sweden; for instance UK English would be en-uk and US English en-us). Again, save the localized EULA files (if needed) named as you wish with extension .rtf in the each region & language folder before sysprepping and capturing the image.


    That's it!

    References:


    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 29 Sep 2015 at 16:44. Reason: Fixed some typos
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    30 Sep 2015 #3

    Thank you for the warm welcome and quick reply!

    I'll try a multi regional deployment later this week using your excellent instructions!

    Is it possible to make changes to the "Express settings" with the oobe.xml? I.e. make changes to what is selected by default when "Use express settings" is selected in Windows Welcome.

    Thank you,
    imaginthis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 13,954
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Sep 2015 #4

    imaginthis said: View Post
    Is it possible to make changes to the "Express settings" with the oobe.xml? I.e. make changes to what is selected by default when "Use express settings" is selected in Windows Welcome.
    No. For that you need to use Windows System Image Manager and create an answer file taking care of those changes and settings (the old way), or the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer to do the same. Both Windows SIM and ICD are parts of the Windows ADK for Windows 10.

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    30 Sep 2015 #5

    Alright, thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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