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I ordered an ASUS Notebook as a Christmas present for my brother, and I've been working on optimizing and updating it. I've done all the work I needed to do, and now I want to reset the PC, so it will enter into the OOBE (out of the box experience) when he opens it. Unfortunately, when I choose to reset the PC (and keep files), I'm warned that several apps will not be kept, including:

  • The network driver
  • Trackpad gesture support
  • Graphics driver
  • Audio driver

How can I reset the PC, but keep the drivers that I've installed, so that I do not have to work on the PC (I.E. reinstall drivers) the entire morning after he unwraps it?

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There's a utility called Sysprep designed for doing exactly this, and it comes with Windows. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\ and run Sysprep.exe. Make sure it's set to prep the system for OOBE and that the system will shut down after the procedure.

sysprep

Press OK when ready.

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  • @Ben-N I used it but the old user is still there after doing that. Any idea how to get rid of the old user and let OOBE ask for a new one? I already have a question here: superuser.com/questions/1320453/… May 9, 2018 at 18:30

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