How to Turn Off Audit Mode in Windows 7

I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the Audit mode in Windows 7. Well, if you aren’t then it enables OEMs to customize a Windows installation before shipping the computer to an end-user. They can install applications, add device drivers, run scripts, and test the validity of a Windows installation. It is a networked-enabled environment that does not require settings in Windows Welcome to be applied. Hence you don’t need to go through Windows Welcome after installation. If you boot into audit mode, you’ll get into Windows faster and save lot of time as well.

Certain Programs like Google Chrome sometimes give an installation mode when this mode is enabled. The error may look like ‘Your computer is currently in Windows Audit Mode and is conflicting with the installation. Disable it and proceed.’ For this very reason you need to disable audit mode.

How to Turn Off Audit Mode in Windows 7

Go to the Start> Run.

Type ‘regedit’ and hit enter.

Find and right-click the relevant registry key for your operating system:

Windows XP: AuditInProgress in HKLM\System\Setup
Windows Vista: ImageState in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\State
Windows 7: ImageState in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\State Select Modify.

Delete the value and Click OK.

Restart your computer for changes to take effect.

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