Clean Setup for New PC

Gman496

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Well, you learn something new every day, or so the saying goes? but today I came across a post on another forum that caught my attention. Why? Because it was something I wasn't aware of & the Gman just loves knowledge lol

Anyway, it was posted by a user called "demanufactured" over on Boards.ie and I thought it might be of interest to users here too.




Clean Setup for New PC

Heres the easiest way to have a clean install on a brand new pc.

1. First time you boot it up you will be prompted to enter your name and set up the pc name. Dont enter your name, instead, Press CTRL+SHIFT +F3 together.
This will reboot the pc and will boot into the built in Administrator account and will be in whats called "Sysprep audit mode", Its what OEMs use to build new pcs.

Select "enter system audit mode" from the first drop down menu.
Select "quit" from the bottom drop down menu
DONT tick the generalize box.

2. Now while you are booted into the admin account you can remove any of the installed crap that comes with the machine and install the software you like, You can connect to the internet to download anything you need as normal.

I recommend going to http://www.ninite.com to download the apps you want, It is a great site that as all the essential free apps you will need.

(you may need to reboot when uninstalling or installing some apps, When you do you will be prompted with the sysprep window again, Select the same options as above.)

3. When you have everything installed and you are happy with how the system is,
Go to MY Computer - C: - Windows - System32 - Sysprep, And double click on the sysprep.exe file, This will bring up the same window you saw earlier, This time select "oobe (out of box experience)"
and you can either select reboot or shutdown from the second menu.

When the system reboots you will come to the create user screen like you saw when you first turned on the machine.
Enter your name and anything else windows asks for, it will create your profile and load your desktop.

What you will have now is a brand new PC with a clean windows install but without all the crap that Company's put on the machines they ship, You will have all your own selected software and a nice fast PC.


This may seem long winded and daunting but if you follow the steps above you wont get it wrong.

If you have any more questions feel free to PM me.



Source: "demanufactured" boards.ie
 

Linny40

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mmm wonder why this does not come in the box with instructions!
These pc people should realsie that not everyone wants all the toot they add to the machines! It can take ages to try and uninstall half of the stuff you really dont need! which takes up space on your brand new pc.

Good find Gman thanks! one day it may come in handy
 

wheelo

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Is this only on a new PC/laptop, the way I am reading it, if I do a reinstall on the PC, it will ask for these details, ie name, PC name, so could I do it from there and uninstall the likes of MSN, windows media centre, etc??
This looks like a handy piece of info. Cheers Gman
 

Gman496

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Is this only on a new PC/laptop, the way I am reading it, if I do a reinstall on the PC, it will ask for these details, ie name, PC name, so could I do it from there and uninstall the likes of MSN, windows media centre, etc??
This looks like a handy piece of info. Cheers Gman
Haven't got the chance to actually try this out but I'm looking forward to giving it a lash when I do get the opportunity.

I don't fully know what it applies to either wheelo, so we'll have to do a bit of playing over time lol

I might drop the source a PM and ask that question?
 

Gman496

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I might drop the source a PM and ask that question?

Dropped a PM and got this prompt reply ;)

Hi
No problem posting that Info.

Yes it works for clean Installs ..enter system audit mode and install any drivers and software you need.
On some fresh installs it might reset the activation so you may need to enter the license key again.

It works om XP vista and 7...i learnt.how to do this when I worked for an OEM company in their repair depot.
 

archetype04

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Hi there, I am Demanufactured from boards.ie , I can confirm that this does work with clean installs, Just do the same when you get to the create user screen.

Install all drivers and software that you need and follow the same steps as above.
 

Gman496

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Hi there, I am Demanufactured from boards.ie , I can confirm that this does work with clean installs, Just do the same when you get to the create user screen.

Install all drivers and software that you need and follow the same steps as above.
Thanks for dropping by to confirm that (y)
 

sinno

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I will be getting the chance to give it a go at the weekend,great info,and always good to see the source coming over to confirm
 

flutered

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Hi there, I am Demanufactured from boards.ie , I can confirm that this does work with clean installs, Just do the same when you get to the create user screen.

Install all drivers and software that you need and follow the same steps as above.
hi, welcome, there is a few boardsies around here a pretty good site i.m.o.
 
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