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I have performed a factory restore of a Packard Bell laptop (Easynote TJ68 - Windows 7 x64 Home Premium) using the D2D (Disc-to-Disc) recovery through the Packard Bell Recovery Manager application pre-installed on the laptop.

I would like the new owner to be able to run through the initial "Set Up Windows" wizard (similar to picture below) where they select their language, enter a computer name and create a new user but there is no option to shut the computer down at this process.

How can I shutdown the laptop at this stage that won't cause Windows to complain at the next boot?

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This should be the same steps for any laptop where the "Set Up Windows" wizard is displayed:

  1. At the "Set Up Windows" wizard screen press Shift + F10
  2. When the Command Prompt window opens type shutdown /s /t 1 and press Return
  3. After approximately 10-20 seconds the laptop will shutdown
  4. Done!

Note: I have tested this and the next reboot I am greeted with the "Set Up Windows" screen.

Edit: added /t 1 to command line to force time to shutdown from Windows default ~20 seconds to 1 second, thank to Miles Wolbe.

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    This answer still works for Windows 10 April 2018 Update. Jun 16, 2018 at 4:43
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    You can speed up the process considerably by adding /t 1 to the shutdown command (time=1 second).
    – Miles
    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:16
  • Note that you may also need to press the Fn key on some computers to select F10 Jul 5, 2022 at 9:43
  • Works on Windows 11 too.
    – Kozuch
    Dec 14, 2023 at 23:31

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