Microsoft: Customize Windows 10 for PC usage

Microsoft will soon offer different installation experiences when setting up Windows 10 based on how you plan to use the computer.

As users use Windows 10 in different ways, Microsoft is testing a new setup that asks you to indicate how you intend to use the computer to customize the options and tools offered during installation.

“Based on the feedback, we are considering adding a page to the Windows configuration (OOBE) to better understand how you plan to use your device and help us adapt your device to your intended use,” Microsoft announced .

This new experience will appear as an optional screen titled “Customize your device” that says, “If you choose to tell Microsoft how you plan to use your device, we will customize the tools and services when setting up the device,” such as shown below.

The various categories that Microsoft is testing are:

Gaming – Play and discover games, see new releases.
Family – Connect with the whole family, edit security settings and give everyone their own profile on this device.
Creativity – Live ideas – from novels and photo and video presentations.
School – Keep notes, write reports and collaborate on projects.
Entertainment – Watch videos, browse the web and connect to social media.
Business – Cost monitoring, customer management and managing your business.
Depending on the category you choose, Windows 10 will offer you different installation options and may install a different set of pre-installed applications or features.

Although Microsoft did not offer a developer option that could automatically install Hyper-V, WSL, Python and other such tools.

Microsoft is first testing this feature with a small subset of users on the Windows Insider dev channel as part of today’s version of Windows 10 build 20231. Over time, they intend to release it to all users.