How to access the "Preserving OEM Pre-Activation when Re-installing Windows XP" white paper for Windows XP

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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 installation.
  • You perform an unattended installation.
Note Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) frequently preactivate Windows XP software that they install on the computers that they manufacture.


To view the "Preserving OEM Pre-Activation when Re-installing Windows XP" white paper, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 899356 - Last Review: October 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
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