JSI Tip 9340. How do I retain the OEM pre-activation settings when re-installing Windows XP?

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 899356 contains the following summary:

Microsoft has released a white paper that explains how to preserve the preactivated status of Microsoft Windows XP when you use one of the following methods to reinstall Windows XP:

You use the sysprep –reseal –mini command.
You modify the OOBEinfo.ini file.
You perform a manual install.
You perform an unattended install.

Note Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) frequently preactivate Windows XP software that they install on the computers that they manufacture.



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