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    Sysprep and Window XP activation...

    Ok, what have i done now....

    I have just syspreped a machine and made an image but it wants me to activate it....i'm using a windows key that i always use but it hasnt worked this time.

    This hasnt happened before, what have i done wrong......

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    You haven't done anything wrong. If you're imaging an OEM version of Windows instead of a Volume version you will be prompted to activate Windows.

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    Just phone the free number and bing your done.. bit annoying if you have say 100 workstations to do!

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    hmph...im convinced i've used the same CD and not had this issue....back to the drawing board...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    hmph...im convinced i've used the same CD and not had this issue....back to the drawing board...
    As above. Make sure it is volume license.

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    You can sysprep using an oem install there is a page on Microsoft which gives you the windows key to use.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    You can sysprep using an oem install there is a page on Microsoft which gives you the windows key to use.

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    Yep this is the page you want to read

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Yep this is the page you want to read
    Thats the one.

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    argh! it didnt work!! stuff it, i'll just activate them!!

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