Customizations for desktop devices

While setting up new Windows 10 PCs, partners can change Windows settings that change the desktop theme, the Internet Explorer homepage, or launch scripts to configure the PCs.

To add settings and scripts, create Unattend files (unattend.xml) in Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM).

Adding apps, drivers, languages, and more

For OEMs, it’s typically easiest to add these during the manufacturing process, using tools like DISM. To get started, see Manufacturing labs.

Distribution Shares and Configuration Sets Overview outlines another method for customizing Windows images. Windows SIM can create configuration sets which are self-contained folder structures that can include language packs, drivers, apps, and more. They can pull additional files from distribution shares. At the root, they use an unattend file to pull everything together.



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