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JSI Tip 4415. After running a repair, I have to re-activate Windows XP?

The subject behavior is by design.

The repair process replaces the system license file.

To workaround this behavior, you can save the Wpa.dbl file after activation and replace the Wpa.dbl file with your saved copy after a repair.

NOTE: This does not apply to volume licenses, OEM's that implemented SLP, or IA-64 architecture.

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