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The Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) tools can be used by an OEM customer to customize the settings for the Windows Welcome Screen. These custom settings are saved in the Oobeinfo.ini file, and they are loaded when Windows XP starts for the first time. After you upgrade a computer to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), these custom settings may be lost. You can use these custom settings to customize the Windows Welcome page so that it:
Note When you change these settings, the associated functionality may be lost.
This issue occurs because Windows XP SP3 replaces the Oobeinfo.ini file in the %windir%\system32\oobe directory.
To resolve this issue and to keep any changes that you have made to the Oobeinfo.ini file, follow these steps when you upgrade to Windows XP SP3:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/899356/ )How to access the "Preserving OEM Pre-Activation when Re-installing Windows XP" white paper for Windows XP
Article ID: 953651 - Last Review: June 4, 2008 - Revision: 1.1