Logon scripts being hidden behind "Preparing Windows" screen

Kiki Shi 531 Reputation points

I'm trying to install Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363 unattended by using an answer file. In this answer file I specified in systemOOBE pass to boot into audit mode and in auditUser pass I defined serveral RunSynchonousCommand blocks. Now when the system lis booting into audit mode and logging into the administrator account I see the ‘Windows preparing’ screen but would expect to see the scripts which I defined as RunSynchronousCommand instead it is covered by this ‘Windows preparing’ screen.
It's also really well explained here: logon-scripts-being-hidden-in-background-behind-preparing-windows-screen

I made serveral tests so I can say the ‘Windows preparing’ screen is showing as long as the scripts are processing. When the last script finishes the ‘Windows preparing’ screen disappears. I also noticed that when the scripts are processing for longer than 10 mins the ‘Windows preparing’ screen disappears too. I guess it has a timeout of 10 minutes.

Is it possible to hide the ‘Windows preparing’ screen. Maybe there is a registry entry or something?

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Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Setup: The procedures involved in preparing a software program or application to operate within a computer or mobile device.
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  1. Teemo Tang 821 Reputation points

    Welcome to our new Microsoft Q&A Platform

    >Is it possible to hide the ‘Windows preparing’ screen

    I am afraid not, I can’t find and never heard a way to make it.

    But, for your situation, I find out an really old Microsoft article, even though it is aimed at Windows Vista we can still use this registry value.




    Besides, some users here talking about similar phenomenon, maybe can give you a hint.

    Displaying a message during a powershell login script on Windows 10


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