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Out of Box Experience (OOBE) Does Not Run After Setup Completes
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After you complete Windows XP Setup, the Out of Box Experience (OOBE) does not run. OOBE is the wizard that usually runs after Setup and performs the following functions:
This behavior occurs because OOBE is disabled, which occurs under the following circumstances:
To resolve this behavior, before you run Windows XP Setup, make sure the computer is not a domain member, and set the resolution to at least 800 X 600, and 256 colors or above.
To perform the functions that OOBE performs, use the appropriate method:
When you use an unattended installation, OOBE does not run unless you perform an unattended with the GUI Attended option enabled. The GUI Attended option automates the text-mode portion of Setup and you do not have to answer questions until the computer restarts into the graphical user interface (GUI) phase of Setup.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294801/EN-US/ )How to Bypass OOBE When You Perform an Unattended Installation of Windows XP