Step-By-Step: The Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE)


Those who perform a clean install of Windows 11 will also see the OOBE, but it's the final phase of Windows Setup in this case. You can learn more about that process in Clean Install.

Like Windows 11 itself, the OOBE is mostly identical to that from Windows 10, but it has been visually refreshed to match the Windows 11 look and feel. What you see here will vary a bit from PC to PC, but here's a quick rundown of the most common interfaces.

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