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  1. Posts : 130
    Windows 10 Latest Skip Ahead (RS5)
       1 Week Ago #90

    I'm going to wait for the new build, as Sets is gone here, again. Do I care?....not really
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  2. Posts : 305
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #91

    Edwin said: View Post
    A-HA!!!
    With Sets, hold Ctrl while selecting certain apps from the Start Menu and they will open in a new tab in the existing window!!!
    Nice find Edwin! It also works from the taskbar
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  3. Posts : 305
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #92

    Snapping your favourite browser and Sets windows to the sides eliminates the need to use Edge if you don't like the browser. As I only have a small screen I'm better off just minimising Vivaldi though.

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  4.    1 Week Ago #93

    Firefox won't stick to Sets unless you are showing Title Bar, Chrome won't work at all!!!
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  5.    1 Week Ago #94

    A few 'oddities':

    If the whole Sets window is minimized, you have to double click taskbar icons to bring the window back up, or hover to show the thumbnail then click on that!

    IE won't go to Sets unless you open a second tab and drag it to Sets window!

    This is cool:

    If you are not using custom title bar sizes and the Sets window is maximized, you can close tabs by wheel-clicking anywhere on them.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #95

    A little bit more work and Sets could be useful!

    Make the Tab Bar match accent color;

    Enable the option to custom save Groups...

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  7. Posts : 13,779
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #96

    cereberus said: View Post
    It is really is a bit of a pain installing as a local now, in part with all the HAL like menus "Are you sure Dave, Dave I would like you to reconsider, Really Dave I seriously think you should not do this", followed by the three security questions, made a bigger pain as you have to choose 1, enter a password, click next, repeat. Why can this not be like the old "hint", and an option to set security questions.
    @Martin, there's an easy method to completely bypass every mouse click, every keypress, all input in OOBE, those new security questions and everything else, making it completely automated. Below instructions might give an impression this is complicated or time demanding, but believe me, it's not. Time used for this procedure is gained in automated OOBE.

    Copy and paste this answer file in Notepad:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>EN-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>EN-GB</UILanguage>
                <UILanguageFallback>EN-GB</UILanguageFallback>
                <UserLocale>EN-GB</UserLocale>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OOBE>
                    <VMModeOptimizations>
                        <SkipAdministratorProfileRemoval>false</SkipAdministratorProfileRemoval>
                    </VMModeOptimizations>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideLocalAccountScreen>true</HideLocalAccountScreen>
                    <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens>
                    <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen>
                    <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                    <UnattendEnableRetailDemo>false</UnattendEnableRetailDemo>
                </OOBE>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Description>Local admin account</Description>
                            <DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Name>Admin</Name>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
                <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OEMInformation>
                    <Manufacturer>TenForums.com</Manufacturer>
                    <Model>TF-PC1</Model>
                    <SupportHours>24/7</SupportHours>
                    <SupportPhone>+1 (234) 567890</SupportPhone>
                    <SupportProvider>TenForums.com</SupportProvider>
                    <SupportURL>https://www.tenforums.com</SupportURL>
                </OEMInformation>
                <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
                <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
                <OEMName>TenForums.com</OEMName>
                <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
                <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard time</TimeZone>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="generalize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>

    Change values for following tag as you'd prefer:
    Code:
    <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>

    This sets default keyboard layout, in this answer file I use it's Finnish. Some other languages:
    • Brazil – Portuguese > 0416:00000416, pt-BR
    • Canada – English > 1009:00000409, en-CA
    • Canada – French > 0c0c:00011009, fr-CA
    • France – French > 040c:0000040c, fr-FR
    • Germany – German > 0407:00000407, de-DE
    • UK – English > 0809:00000809, en-GB
    • USA – English > 0409:00000409, en-US


    Following four tags sets the OS language, in my case I use UK English. See above list for some other languages:
    Code:
     <SystemLocale>EN-GB</SystemLocale>
     <UILanguage>EN-GB</UILanguage>
     <UILanguageFallback>EN-GB</UILanguageFallback>
     <UserLocale>EN-GB</UserLocale>

    Then the initial local admin user account, your account. Change Description, DisplayName (what should be shown in sign-in screen) and Name (how the profile folder will be named):
    Code:
     <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
     <Description>Local admin account</Description>
     <DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName>
     <Group>Administrators</Group>
     <Name>Admin</Name>
     </LocalAccount>

    Change RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner as you wish (directly after LocalAccounts part), set time zone, for your UK time it would be GMT Standard Time. Full list of Windows Time Zone names: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...inembedded.11)

    Code:
    <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
    <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>

    OEM information next. Change everything as you'd prefer:

    Code:
    <Manufacturer>TenForums.com</Manufacturer>
    <Model>TF-PC1</Model>
    <SupportHours>24/7</SupportHours>
    <SupportPhone>+1 (234) 567890</SupportPhone>
    <SupportProvider>TenForums.com</SupportProvider>
    <SupportURL>https://www.tenforums.com</SupportURL>

    Towards end of answer file, next after CopyProfile tags, set OEMName, RegisteredOrganization, RegisteredOwner and TimeZone once more:

    Code:
    <OEMName>TenForums.com</OEMName>
    <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
    <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard time</TimeZone>

    Save the answer file on root of your install media as unattend.xml. Install Windows normally from that install media until you get to OOBE > Region and Language selection. Press CTRL + SHIFT + F3 to restart in Audit Mode:



    When in Audit Mode, Sysprep GUI is shown. Let it stay open. Copy the unattend.xml file from root of your install media to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep folder. Select (tick the box) Generalize in Sysprep GUI, click OK to run Sysprep setting it to OOBE and reboot as shown in screenshot:

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    That's it! Totally automated, unattended OOBE will be done after restart, next stop being sign-in screen asking you to set password. As there is no current password set, leave the top most text field Password empty, enter and confirm your preferred new password:

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    Notice that the sample answer file is for 64 bit Windows. Change each instance of processorArchitecture="amd64" to processorArchitecture="x86" for 32 bit Windows.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 1 Week Ago at 12:03. Reason: Fixed some typos
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  8.    1 Week Ago #97

    Kari said: View Post
    @Martin, there's an easy method to completely bypass every mouse click, every keypress, all input in OOBE, those new security questions and everything else, making it completely automated. Below instructions might give an impression this is complicated or time demanding, but believe me, it's not. Time used for this procedure is gained in automated OOBE.

    Copy and paste this answer file in Notepad:

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <settings pass="oobeSystem">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>
                <SystemLocale>EN-GB</SystemLocale>
                <UILanguage>EN-GB</UILanguage>
                <UILanguageFallback>EN-GB</UILanguageFallback>
                <UserLocale>EN-GB</UserLocale>
            </component>
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OOBE>
                    <VMModeOptimizations>
                        <SkipAdministratorProfileRemoval>false</SkipAdministratorProfileRemoval>
                    </VMModeOptimizations>
                    <HideEULAPage>true</HideEULAPage>
                    <HideLocalAccountScreen>true</HideLocalAccountScreen>
                    <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens>
                    <HideOEMRegistrationScreen>true</HideOEMRegistrationScreen>
                    <HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>true</HideWirelessSetupInOOBE>
                    <ProtectYourPC>1</ProtectYourPC>
                    <UnattendEnableRetailDemo>false</UnattendEnableRetailDemo>
                </OOBE>
                <UserAccounts>
                    <LocalAccounts>
                        <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                            <Description>Local admin account</Description>
                            <DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName>
                            <Group>Administrators</Group>
                            <Name>Admin</Name>
                        </LocalAccount>
                    </LocalAccounts>
                </UserAccounts>
                <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
                <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="specialize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <OEMInformation>
                    <Manufacturer>TenForums.com</Manufacturer>
                    <Model>TF-PC1</Model>
                    <SupportHours>24/7</SupportHours>
                    <SupportPhone>+1 (234) 567890</SupportPhone>
                    <SupportProvider>TenForums.com</SupportProvider>
                    <SupportURL>https://www.tenforums.com</SupportURL>
                </OEMInformation>
                <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
                <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile>
                <OEMName>TenForums.com</OEMName>
                <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
                <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
                <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard time</TimeZone>
            </component>
        </settings>
        <settings pass="generalize">
            <component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
                <PersistAllDeviceInstalls>true</PersistAllDeviceInstalls>
            </component>
        </settings>
    </unattend>

    Change values for following tag as you'd prefer:
    Code:
    <InputLocale>040b:0000040b</InputLocale>

    This sets default keyboard layout, in this answer file I use it's Finnish. Some other languages:
    • Brazil – Portuguese > 0416:00000416, pt-BR
    • Canada – English > 1009:00000409, en-CA
    • Canada – French > 0c0c:00011009, fr-CA
    • France – French > 040c:0000040c, fr-FR
    • Germany – German > 0407:00000407, de-DE
    • UK – English > 0809:00000809, en-GB
    • USA – English > 0409:00000409, en-US


    Following four tags sets the OS language, in my case I use UK English. See above list for some other languages:
    Code:
     <SystemLocale>EN-GB</SystemLocale>
     <UILanguage>EN-GB</UILanguage>
     <UILanguageFallback>EN-GB</UILanguageFallback>
     <UserLocale>EN-GB</UserLocale>

    Then the initial local admin user account, your account. Change Description, DisplayName (what should be shown in sign-in screen) and Name (how the profile folder will be named):
    Code:
     <LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
     <Description>Local admin account</Description>
     <DisplayName>Admin</DisplayName>
     <Group>Administrators</Group>
     <Name>Admin</Name>
     </LocalAccount>

    Change RegisteredOrganization and RegisteredOwner as you wish (directly after LocalAccounts part), set time zone, for your UK time it would be GMT Standard Time. Full list of Windows Time Zone names: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...winembedded.11)

    Code:
    <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
    <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard Time</TimeZone>

    OEM information next. Change everything as you'd prefer:

    Code:
    <Manufacturer>TenForums.com</Manufacturer>
    <Model>TF-PC1</Model>
    <SupportHours>24/7</SupportHours>
    <SupportPhone>+1 (234) 567890</SupportPhone>
    <SupportProvider>TenForums.com</SupportProvider>
    <SupportURL>https://www.tenforums.com</SupportURL>

    Towards end of answer file, next after CopyProfile tags, set OEMName, RegisteredOrganization, RegisteredOwner and TimeZone once more:

    Code:
    <OEMName>TenForums.com</OEMName>
    <RegisteredOrganization>TenForums.com</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>Kari</RegisteredOwner>
    <TimeZone>W. Europe Standard time</TimeZone>

    Save the answer file on root of your install media as unattend.xml. Install Windows normally from that install media until you get to OOBE > Region and Language selection. Press CTRL + SHIFT + F3 to restart in Audit Mode:



    When in Audit Mode, Sysprep GUI is shown. Let it stay open. Copy the unattend.xml file from root of your install media to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep folder. Select (tick the box) Generalize in Sysprep GUI, click OK to run Sysprep setting it to OOBE and reboot as shown in screenshot:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    That's it! Totally automated, unattended OOBE will be done after restart, next stop being sign-in screen asking you to set password. As there are no current password set, leave the top most text field Password empty, enter and confirm your preferred password:

    Attachment 184855

    Kari
    Yeah - thanks. I have used such in past, just not recently. My observation was more really geared to general design for all users rather than myself specifically.
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  • Posts : 13,779
    Windows 10 Pro
       1 Week Ago #98

    cereberus said: View Post
    Yeah - thanks. I have used such in past, just not recently. My observation was more really geared to general design for all users rather than myself specifically.
    My post was really geared to all our members wanting to make it easier, but inspired by your post
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  •    1 Week Ago #99

    Kari said: View Post
    My post was really geared to all our members wanting to make it easier, but inspired by your post
    Sure thing :-).
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