Windows 7 Customise Internet Explorer 8

To automatically customise Internet Explorer 8 you will need to add the following component to the Autounattend.xml or the sysprep unattend.xml file.

It will:

  • Disable the ‘First Run Wizard’
  • Set the Home Page to
  • Set the default search provider to

<component name="Microsoft-Windows-IE-InternetExplorer" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="" xmlns:xsi="">
<Scope wcm:action="add">
<ScopeDisplayName>Google Search</ScopeDisplayName>

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