1.    20 Jul 2017 #1
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    Is it possible to install Windows 10 so when you boot it up the person can register with their credentials? I'm thinking it's just a normal install but wasn't sure if there was anything special?

    Thanks
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  2.    20 Jul 2017 #2
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    Is it possible to install Windows 10 so when you boot it up the person can register with their credentials? I'm thinking it's just a normal install but wasn't sure if there was anything special?

    Thanks
    Do you mean boot up, and sign in with username and password? Or a PIN? That's perfectly normal.
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  3.    20 Jul 2017 #3
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    like when I setup a machine at work it has Windows 10 Enterprise or Pro. When you boot up your at the setup screen....
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  4.    20 Jul 2017 #4
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    like when I setup a machine at work it has Windows 10 Enterprise or Pro. When you boot up your at the setup screen....
    The Welcome Screen? I'm not quite following you. If there is only one user, and it's not configured to auto-signon, then the Welcome Screen is displayed and asks for a password or PIN. If multiple users on the same machine, all are listed at lower left to chose from. The last one who signed on is the one that defaults for display to sign on, but can be changed from the ones at lower left. Is this what you mean?
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  5.    20 Jul 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    like when I setup a machine at work it has Windows 10 Enterprise or Pro. When you boot up your at the setup screen....
    You might be talking about two different scenarios. Are you talking about setting up a brand new install and then leaving it in the condition where the new user will start the computer and go through the setup steps - like a brand new computer purchased from a retail manufacturer?

    If so, run setup like you normally would. When you get to the first screen where it starts asking you location and language, don't set up anything. Instead press CTRL + SHIFT + F3. That will log you in in audit mode (as the built-in administrator account). There you can do updates, install software, install drivers, etc. Once you have it all set up, then you select the option on the sysprep screen that automatically pops up to restart in OOBE mode, and select the shutdown option. When the computer shuts down it will erase the administrator account you were temporarily logged into (including WiFi passwords). The next time it starts it will be like a brand new, out of the box retail computer, except all the software, drivers and updates you installed will still be there. If you have to reboot when setting it up initially, just reboot the compute in the normal way (don't do anything with the sysprep window, just ignore it). It will reboot back into audit mode until you use the sysprep window to shut it down.

    If you want the next user of a computer already set up to start at the "oobe" screen where they select language, some setup options, and create a new administrator account, then run C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep.exe. Set the top choice for the OOBE experience, leave the generalize box unchecked, and the bottom option to shutdown. When the computer shuts down, all existing user accounts will remain intact, but the next user at startup will be presented with the out of box welcome experience. They will not be able to log into any existing accounts, they must create a new one, and the account they create will have administrator privileges.

    There might be a group policy setting to allow a user to create a new account at the normal login screen, I am not sure.
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