windows 10 "use express settings" is only option offered at 1st boot

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    WIndows 10
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    windows 10 "use express settings" is only option offered at 1st boot


    Upgrading my wife's Win7 laptop, but the initial startup screen only displays "use express settings" as the only option. There is no "Customize Settings" option on that first screen. I know I can allow Express Settings and then go back in and change all of the many settings that I would be uncomfortable with (of which there are many) but I really dislike that option.
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  2. Posts : 61,878
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Hello Robert, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    There should be a Customize settings option on the left side like at step 15 below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...ll.html#step15

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  3. Posts : 8
    WIndows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Yes I know that is what is supposed to be displayed, but it doesn't. It only says "Welcome to Windows 10" and the Use Express Settings button. Nothing else (other than an option to select some other language than English and to verify the user account.)
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  4. Posts : 17,367
    Windows 11 Pro
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    I wonder if you are lacking an administrator account? What administrator accounts were there on Windows 7 you are upgrading from?
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  5. Posts : 8
    WIndows 10
    Thread Starter
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    I can't imagine why that would be required, but this is my wife's laptop and is the sole user, and I'm pretty sure I set her up originally as an Administrator. Incidentally, I'm a Project Manager these days, but I'm a MS MCP on Windows NT and 2000. Just the first time I did the Windows 10 upgrade (at my wife's behest.)
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  6. Posts : 17,367
    Windows 11 Pro
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    Was there an option at 1st boot as to whether the PC was for personal use or work (some question like that, can't remember exactly how it is worded). Basically, that question determines whether the PC is expected be part of a home workgroup or a domain. If I remember correctly the default choice was work and maybe expecting the computer to join a domain and be controlled by group policy might affect the lack of customize option.
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  7. Posts : 8
    WIndows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I believe you are referring to are the options you get when you select a different network or access point.
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  8. Posts : 8
    WIndows 10
    Thread Starter
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    In any case this is only on a home workgroup. Not a domain.
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  9. Posts : 17,367
    Windows 11 Pro
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    How about upgrading Home version or Pro version? If you are upgrading Pro version could some or all of those options have been set by group policy previously?
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  10. Posts : 8
    WIndows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Negative.
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