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If you install Windows XP from an image that was created by using the Sysprep utility, you may experience the following behaviors on the computer:
These behaviors occur because the -pnp parameter was used when the Sysprep utility was run on the master computer.
To resolve these behaviors, do not use the -pnp parameter when you run the Sysprep utility on the master computer. If you have to add drivers that were supplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to the Windows Sysprep Setup, configure the OemPnPDriversPath= line in the Sysprep.inf file.
For additional information about how to add drivers to Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314479/EN-US/ )How to Add OEM Plug and Play Drivers to Windows XP
The -pnp parameter, when it is used with the Sysprep utility, runs the full Plug and Play device enumeration and installation during mini-setup. For additional information about how to use the Sysprep utility to automate the deployment of Windows XP, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Use Sysprep.exe Tool to Automate Successful Deployment of Windows XP
299840For additional information about new Sysprep.exe features in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299840/EN-US/ )How to Use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or Volume License Media to Deploy Windows XP
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282190/EN-US/ )Description of New Features in Sysprep for Windows XP