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    XP SP3 Slipsteamed CD rejects S\N

    I've just slipstreamed SP3 with my XP disk (SP2) and now get a 'The product ID number you have entered is no valid' error when entering the 25 digit volume licensing number. I've had this S\N since the release of XP and it has worked when slipstreamed right up to SP2. Anyone else had this?

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    I was having this issue. I did a slipstream install for my Eee a while ago and kept coming up with the error. However, I tried once again the other week and it ran fine.

    Are you using nlite? Which version?

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    I'm using nLite 1.4.5 beta 2. I'll try the stable version I think.

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    Does this happen with an answer file you've created or manually typing in the serial? Of course the other possibility is Microsoft have blacklisted your key?

    You could also try the old fashioned way of slipstreaming.

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    This happens on the stable nLite and when I type in the key manually. They key should not be blacklisted as it is one of Lancashire's volume licensing key!!
    I shall try an answer file.

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    This is from volume licensing media and not a normal xp cd?
    There is a difference you know (1 file on the disc states the mode)

    See:
    Unlocking WinXP's setupp.ini
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 28th April 2008 at 12:41 PM.

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    Open the image up and check the winnt.sif in the i386 folder and add the key to that if it's not already there. It uses that as a default if there arent any other external answer files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    This happens on the stable nLite and when I type in the key manually. They key should not be blacklisted as it is one of Lancashire's volume licensing key!!
    I shall try an answer file.
    That's exactly why it might be blacklisted :-)

    The reason for MS changing the licensing system to KMS and MAK is because it is possible for the numbers to "seep" and it's then very hard to control!

    I didn't think they had ever blocked a VLK, though.

    Just out of interest, where have you got SP3? I didn't think it was released until tomorrow? Is it possible that the version you have got is not going to work with VLKs? (the volume licensing release of SP3 isn't due until the end next month, I think)

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    The lancs VLK is fine I used it this morning.

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    And it works with our VLK.
    MS have blocked VLK keys in the past, one of the first vlk release to the pirates was a BP one and that was blocked with a SP but it is highly unlikely as they would have been in contact about it probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I've just slipstreamed SP3 with my XP disk (SP2) and now get a 'The product ID number you have entered is no valid' error when entering the 25 digit volume licensing number. I've had this S\N since the release of XP and it has worked when slipstreamed right up to SP2. Anyone else had this?
    Did you create the slipstreamed XP CD in another XP install, or in Vista? I've seen a few passing references to VLKs not working when the media has been created in Vista. No idea on the whys or hows of it though!

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    Vista. May be a hidden M$ nasty!!

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    The PID is correct too. Very strange. The standalone SP works fines on our VLK installs though.

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    Try creating the slipstreamed media from inside an XP install and see what happens?

    Re: Key not working after SlipStream - TechNet Forums

    Can't link to the exact post, but second one down on there states

    Current investigation reveals that this issue happens when the integration process (SP3.exe /integrate) is performed on a Windows Vista machine.

    If anyone facing this issue on a different scenario, please point out.

    We would like to talk to you
    If that doesn't solve it, what's the build number reported in system properties on the machines you've installed it on already - is it definitely not one of the betas or later SP3 RCs?

    NOTE – do not follow this tutorial to create a slipstreamed XP SP3 CD using the currently-available beta of SP3. Even if you are tempted to Bittorrent it. There’s a significant bug with the Windows Product Activation feature which lets you install Windows XP without entering a product key. The bug means that you’re still prompted for a product key, but the installer won’t accept any key you type in. We’ve reported this problem to Microsoft and are awaiting a response -- but you can assume this will be sorted out by the release of the gold master.
    HOW TO: create a bootable XP SP3 CD

    Only statement I've seen on that front, but as others have successfully slipstreamed it now I'd assume it's either the fact you built from Vista or the SP is not final...
    Last edited by OutToLunch; 28th April 2008 at 02:26 PM.

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    The one I've just done on XP has failed too. The service pack is: WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe

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