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Decline Eula Shutdown


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#1 JustinDSE

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:41 PM

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows a way to either decline the EULA on first start up of Vista or a way of shutting the computer down without causing the next boot to state that Windows was not shutdown correctly the last time it was run? In XP you would just decline the EULA and it would give you a shutdown button, Vista however does not appear to, you can only accept the EULA.

Just in case you are wondering why I want to be able to do this. I am a computer tech and sometimes we need to just check, before selling, if a computer that is not new has Windows already set up or if it is in it's factory default state.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:43 PM

I'd suggest running the setup until it's "stable" (nothing installed, but all the setup screens run through first). Either ask the customer what they want the account named, or just name it "Owner". Leave the password blank for them.

You can even do a few tweaks or remove a few of the irritating "crapware" that comes on them.
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 06:19 PM

Thanks for the advice, unfotunately I am not able to run through the setup for them because in some cases I will be testing the units before they are even shipped to the store and I won't know who the customer is going to be and therefore I cannot accept the EULA for them.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:59 PM

For anyone else they may need to solve this problem, I have found a solution. When it boots up to Windows the first time (where it runs through all the set up) just turn the PC off and start up again but go in to safe mode then it will give you an error saying you cannot set it up in safe mode and you can safely shut it down.




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