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How to create an install medium of Windows 8 with custom programs (like an OEM install)

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  • Hello all,

    I am interested in setting up a small business of making PCs for people around my area, and was curious if there was any way I could install Windows 8.1 on those computers with custom programs (i.e. Browsers, Anti-virus, etc.), but not have to create a user account to do so? I want people to get these computers and go through the regular setup account process when they turn them on for the first time, just like with any computer from a regular OEM. Basically, I am trying to create my own OEM instillations of Windows.

    Thanks for any help, and let me know if I need to clarify anything.

    Graham

    Monday, March 17, 2014 2:32 AM

Answers

  • Hi Graham!

    I would recomend using MDT 2013 to achive what you ask for.

    It can be downloaded from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796

    There are tons of guides and plenty of recources from Microsoft that will get you going :)

    Just make sure that you handle the licenses correctly so you don't get in trouble for sharing software!

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    Monday, March 17, 2014 9:13 AM
  • Hi,

    Andreas is right, we have many ways to deploy Windows 8.1 like OEM.

    You can also try the ADK:

    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=39982

    The Windows ADK enables two key scenarios: Windows deployment and Windows assessment.
    Windows Deployment is for OEMs and IT professionals who customize and automate the large-scale installation of Windows on a factory floor or across an organization.


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Graham Hoyes Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:31 AM
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi Graham!

    I would recomend using MDT 2013 to achive what you ask for.

    It can be downloaded from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796

    There are tons of guides and plenty of recources from Microsoft that will get you going :)

    Just make sure that you handle the licenses correctly so you don't get in trouble for sharing software!

    Best regards
    Andreas Molin


    Andreas Molin | Site: www.guidestomicrosoft.com | Twitter: andreas_molin

    Monday, March 17, 2014 9:13 AM
  • Hi,

    Andreas is right, we have many ways to deploy Windows 8.1 like OEM.

    You can also try the ADK:

    Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-hk/download/details.aspx?id=39982

    The Windows ADK enables two key scenarios: Windows deployment and Windows assessment.
    Windows Deployment is for OEMs and IT professionals who customize and automate the large-scale installation of Windows on a factory floor or across an organization.


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Graham Hoyes Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:31 AM
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:38 PM
  • Thank you very much Kate and Andreas :). Both of these tools look like they will be quite useful to me, and I will see what further documentation from Microsoft I can get!
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:31 AM