Something Went Wrong OOBE (OOBE stands for Out of Box Experience) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Whilst attempting (and attempting is the right word) to install the latest Windows 10 go 'round I encountered the informative message "Something went wrong."  Included was a coded diagnostic of the form OOBE... where ... is short for KEYBOARD or something else.    Microsoft policy is to not to inform front line employees how to relay the fix to long suffering Microsoft customers, who rate, one can discern, at the same level as primordial ooze.  Whilst sitting on the  Something Went Wrong screen, touch your keyboard and enter Shift+F10.  This launches the command prompt.  Then, in order, enter the following commands:           

    net user administrator /active:yes
    cd oobe

    You are all set.  Simply reboot the computer, ignore the report of invalid logon attempt and proceed.  This has been reported many times to the Ivory Tower which chooses to do nothing in the way of resolution.


    Monday, October 7, 2019 3:20 PM