- Problem occurs when you upgrade your system or reinstall Windows 10 without the installation media.
- Windows 10 can get stuck on the welcome screen instead of the OOBE welcome screen.
- Microsoft: Under certain circumstances, the video driver sends a TDR (Timeout Detect Recovery) that (intentionally) causes Winlogon to stop and DWM to reboot.
- If you turn on a new Windows 10 device for the first time, it’s because dwm.exe, a critical Windows process, is not starting.
Out Of Box Experience Windows 10
In this interface, you’ll select your region after you’ve successfully cleaned installed Windows 10 on your computer or device.
Answer File Windows 10
An alternative to Windows System Image Manager (SIM) is Windows Answer File Generator (WAFG).
Audit Mode Windows 11
Your reference Windows Image needs to be customized in Audit Mode. On the OOBE (out-of-box user experience) or the Windows Welcome screen, press Shift + Ctrl + F3 to enter Audit Mode. Alternatively, you can use Sysprep to enter Audit Mode. Hold down Shift while right-clicking on an empty space in the Sysprep folder, then choose the Open PowerShell window here or Open in Windows Terminal option from the right-click menu.
A device is considered owned when it is set up from the out of the box experience, or OOBE. The out of the box experience goes through several sequential steps to enable the device to be used.
In Windows 10, “OOBE” allows you to reset items related to initial setup at any time.
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Using Windows 10 without installation media or upgrading Windows operating system can cause a simple stuck moment, which many users report encountering. You have come to the right place if you are also looking for an effective way to fix this issue. Here are two possible solutions to this problem.
How To Enter Audit Mode Windows 10
When you press control + shift + F3, you will enter audit mode, just as you would if you were saluting three fingers. Once Windows has rebooted, it will automatically log in as the built-in administrator account and continue doing so until you run sysprep. As we customize Windows 10, we will run Sysprep with an unattend.xml file that will change our profile to the default.
Unattended installations can be automated using an answer file. This file can already be used during the Specialize pass in Windows 10 to automate Windows 10 setup.
As part of Windows 10’s setup process, the user has the option of modifiying the Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE).
If you upgrade or reinstall Windows 10 without the installation media, your computer may start on a “Minute” screen. Yes, you wait forever, and eventually Windows 10 becomes stuck.
Windows 10 Oobe Command Prompt
During the out-of-box experience (OOBE) in Windows, pressing Shift-F10 will open a command prompt. However, you can turn this off in two ways:
How To Bypass Oobesettings
By restarting your computer if the problem occurs because of a pending update or a conflicting application, you will be able to resolve the problem.
A USB flash drive should also be able to boot the computer. If it cannot, you will need to change the BIOS or UEFI on your motherboard.
You’re not the only one who experience this problem. If you search the web, you will find that many users have a Windows 10 Just Moment lock, with different manifestations, such as a black screen after a system update.
The good news is that this can be fixed. However, first we need to figure out exactly what is wrong.
What causes Windows 10 to start on the welcome screen instead of the OOBE
The device will start with the welcome screen rather than OOBE if DWM.exe, a critical Windows process, isn’t running.
The video driver may (intentionally) cause Winlogon to shut down under certain circumstances, according to Microsoft.
You can reset your PC back to a clean state once you’ve activated Windows 10 with your embedded key. In order to reset your PC, type “Reset this PC” into the search bar, then select “Reset this PC” from the menu. This will install a clean copy of Windows 10.
There is a possibility that dwm.exe may go into a loop if TDR occurs too early during startup (either before Winlogon fully initializes the state machine or before Winlogon launches DWM for the first time). You can log in as another user once the session ends.
Here’s how to fix the Windows 10 problem, starting with the welcome screen instead of the OOBE
Skip Oobe Windows 10
Skip Machine OOBE should be used only in a test environment, and you should never ship a computer with the Skip Machine OOBE setting configured to Yes. If you use this setting, Windows Welcome will be skipped, and any settings that a user selects during Windows Welcome will not be configured. For example, user-account creation, language, and time-zone settings will not be configured. Some Windows features may not function, as they depend on Windows Welcome values such as ProtectYourPC, which does not include a default value.
The following workaround can help you quickly resolve this issue:
- The Shift key must be pressed and held.
- On the welcome screen, tap or press the power button.
- Restart can be selected by pressing or clicking.
- You can also restart your computer completely by holding the power button for 30 seconds.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Run an analysis of system files. OOBE error can be caused by corrupted system files, which System File Checker can fix.
- Delete the file EppOObe. etl.
- Disable the Program Compatibility Wizard service.
- Disable OOBE.
- Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials.
- Run C:WindowsSystem32sysprep.exe.
- Change the "System Cleanup Action" to "Enter System Scan Mode".
- Click "OK" to reboot.
The home screen freeze can be caused by system startup problems, incompatible software, driver errors, outdated software, or corrupt registries. Whether it's a faulty system update or some other software, your Windows 10 computer can get stuck on the welcome screen.
- Restart your computer.
- Press the F8 key before the Windows Vista or Windows 7 logo appears.
- In the Advanced Startup Options menu, select Disable automatic restart when system crashes.
- Press the Enter key.
- Your computer should restart.
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