Windows 10: Install win 10 without activation Solved

  1.    23 Apr 2016 #1

    Install win 10 without activation


    Hi all,
    A while back on this BBS I read about installing windows 10 without activating it because you want to give your computer away and want the new owner to activate and put in all the setting that they want.
    can some one post me the link to that? I can't find it.

    Thanks
    Sven
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  2. Posts : 19,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       23 Apr 2016 #2

    Hello Sven,

    When you do a clean install, you could click on the I don't have a product key option (if available) at step 7 in the tutorial below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1950-windows-10-clean-install.html

    If you don't have that option or already have a clean installation, you could just uninstall the product key to deactivate it.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    23 Apr 2016 #3

    Hi Brink,
    Thanks for your replay, but there was an option not to activate windows 10 and let the new user do that including setting up all the option, like if you buy a new PC and when you first turn it on it wants to set up all the options and then activate it.

    Sven
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  4. Posts : 19,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16179
       23 Apr 2016 #4

    If you like, you could setup a dummy account during setup so that the new owner could use it to setup their own account on the PC, then delete the dummy account afterwards.
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  5.    23 Apr 2016 #5

    I guess I could do that, but how does, lets say, DELL do it? There must be a way
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  6.    23 Apr 2016 #6

    OEM's use scripts to allow OOBE (Out-of-box experience) - see here for more info
    Apply Images Using DISM
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  7.    23 Apr 2016 #7

    Would it be:
    sysprep /oobe

    ?
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  8.    23 Apr 2016 #8

    Thanks Superfly,

    I learned something new today.
    I will read some more later, but I don't know if I can do all that.
    Thanks for helping
    Sven
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    24 Apr 2016 #9

    I found what I was looking for here
    Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

    Kari did a great job on that
    Sven
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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