Automating Windows 10 Start Up

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    iacohann

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    I am looking to automate the first time boot of Windows 10 computers. Can anyone tell me how this can be done and maybe direct me to somewhere that I can find some more information about it? Thanks
     
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    Without really knowing what you are trying to accomplish, I can only advise, that.....
    Typically something like this is performed with the SysPrep utility and an Answer File.
    You might want to google it and see if it suits your needs.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/manufacture/desktop/use-answer-files-with-sysprep
    AND
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/unattend/components-b-unattend
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    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...ure-components-and-settings-in-an-answer-file
     
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    I will try to give you some context. I work for a small IT company and as a part of my job, I prep new computers for customers. When the computers come in, I turn them on and go through the whole selecting country, language, keyboard set up and user set up process. I am looking to automate this so that I don't physically have to be with the computers going through each step. Would what you suggested still be valid?
     
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    When we rolled out new computers we imaged them. We used pre-configured Windows images stored on the network (different images to accommodate computer models/types) to perform the initial setup. The image already was configured with country. language, etc. Prior to delivery we would also customize the machine as necessary for the particular user, e.g. accounting software, graphics/image editors, etc. Once delivered all we had to do was have the user log on to set up their profile. Sometimes we even logged on AS the user to prep the machine, and then have the user change their password.
     
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