How to revert an XP/Vista computer to pre-setup state
Posted on 2008-10-29
You know when you get a new, pre-loaded computer, and Windows Setup starts automatically? I'd like this to occur on a computer that had been set up previously.
I occasionally re-sell computers, and would like to test the machine and update XP/Vista before delivery. Normally, I would create a User account in order to do this. Once I'm finished, I'd like to be able to "revert" the machine to the point where Windows Setup runs on power-up.
My first thought is to logon to the Administrator account, then delete the User account and its files. Would you know if this might do it?