Product ID Key Doesn't work after SYSPREP


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I just built a WinXPSP2 Professional image for the IBM ThinkPad T-43, ran
Sysprep.exe then used Symantec Ghost 8.2 to create the image. Now, the
Product ID key on the label is no longer work when I deploy to the individual
laptop. The error said "The Product ID you entered is not valid" I verified
that it was working before. The only difference is I am using the new
Sysprep.exe released with XPSP2 downloaded from MS in the Deploy.cab vs the
sysprep.exe I had since XPSP1 (they are both Sysprep Tools 2.0)
I noticed that it said "Please see your License Agreement Administrator or
System Administrator to obtain your 25 character Volume License product key.
For more information see your product packaging" I don't remember if it said
different way before
Any suggestion will be greatly appreciate. Is it something new with SP2?
 
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How to use Sysprep with Windows Product Activation or
Volume License Media to deploy Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299840

Troubleshooting invalid CD key error message during Windows XP setup
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310637

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| I just built a WinXPSP2 Professional image for the IBM ThinkPad T-43, ran
| Sysprep.exe then used Symantec Ghost 8.2 to create the image. Now, the
| Product ID key on the label is no longer work when I deploy to the individual
| laptop. The error said "The Product ID you entered is not valid" I verified
| that it was working before. The only difference is I am using the new
| Sysprep.exe released with XPSP2 downloaded from MS in the Deploy.cab vs the
| sysprep.exe I had since XPSP1 (they are both Sysprep Tools 2.0)
| I noticed that it said "Please see your License Agreement Administrator or
| System Administrator to obtain your 25 character Volume License product key.
| For more information see your product packaging" I don't remember if it said
| different way before
| Any suggestion will be greatly appreciate. Is it something new with SP2?
 
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Guest

I already done with the installation and have no problem. The problem is in
Mini Setup after running sysprep. I can't go forward unless I type the
"correct" key or shut the system down. No other choice
 
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Hi there!
Sometimes the poor amount of background information can make it difficult to provide a good answer.
If you are a home user then Sysprep is of no use to you and a simple straight image will do (using Ghost or any similar software).You cannot use sysprep for home computers when using a normal retail version of Windows XP
If you are a network admin then you a forced to use a VLK (Volume License Key) when you prepare the "inf" file using the sysprep management program. If you do not use a VLK it will no work no matter what.

If I am not clear enough please send more info.

Cheers
 

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