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

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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 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.

MORE INFORMATION

To view the "Preserving OEM Pre-Activation when Re-installing Windows XP" white paper, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457078.aspx

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Article ID: 899356 - Last Review: October 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • 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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