When we buy a new PC, reinstall Windows 10, or install a large feature update, we all go through Microsoft’s blue background “out-of-the-box experience” or wizarding process called OOBE. In OOBE, you can choose to configure the privacy of your system settings and additional Microsoft services. For example, you’ll be asked to turn on your favorite Microsoft services, choose a language, or keyboard layout.
Other options on Windows 10’s OOBE screen include Microsoft account, Cortana, privacy settings, and whether you want to create a OneDirve account to sync your content across devices.
In the preview, Microsoft is now experimenting with a new OOBE page that will allow Windows 10 to learn about your device usage and recommend appropriate services or tools. This feature may still be optional at this time, but it will pop up on your device after the next feature update.
As you can see in the screenshot above, Windows 10 will allow you to choose the various ways you plan to use your device. Microsoft says it can provide recommendations for tools and services based on user interests, want to better understand how you plan to use Windows 10, and help you customize your device.
Microsoft is currently testing the following customization options:
Games: Games you’re playing or you might want to play, and Microsoft’s recommendations will help you stay up to date with the new version.
Home: Microsoft will help connect with family members in your Microsoft account, and these recommendations will also help edit security settings and provide additional information about profiles on your device.
Creative: An app, presentation, or video that turns ideas into reality.
Work: Manage note-keeping applications, collaboration tools, and more.
Entertainment: Streaming, music, web browsing, streaming, music, web browsing, and social media.
Business: Manage your organization or customers, personal expenses, and run your business.
For example, if you choose Games and Creatives as your interests, Windows 10 will start displaying recommendations for appropriate services or tools, such as Xbox Game Bar, but we don’t know if Microsoft will recommend third-party tools and services.