Is it possible to re-run the user OOBE?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Myrrh, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    #1 Myrrh, Mar 25, 2015
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    The first time a user logs on, there's a long OOBE (Out-Of-Box Experience) process where it installs and configures. Starts with "Hi" and then installs apps.

    Is it possible to run the thing again, after something has corrupted the user profile? For example, the Start menu quits working. Only fix I have found for something like this is to delete the profile and logon again, unless re-running the OOBE might fix it.
     
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  2. terminx

    terminx MDL Novice

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    #2 terminx, Mar 25, 2015
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    Run PowerShell as admin and run this:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    It won't re-run the OOBE, but it will re-register all of the modern apps (including the start menu and search).
     
  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Won't running Sysprep with the OOBE switch work. :confused:
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Thanks, will try that next time it blows up.
     
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