I have a problem with my nLited version of Windows XP Home SP3 PL (Poland).
I have a genuine version of XP Home SP3 PL CD with genuine key, and I wanted to give nLite a go to reduce my XP environment.
During the nLite process, I entered my Windows CD key in the Unattended Setup section and I have been successfully using my nLited copy of Windows.
However, I started to receive a message reminder before logging into Windows about activating this product. AFAIK, I had provided my CD key and everything should be fine. However, it still asks me to activate. When I clicked 'YES', I received an error message, so I had to click 'NO'. Now the grace period has expired and I can no longer log into Windows because I can't click 'YES' to register.
Upon further investigation, I booted into Safe Mode (because I can still get in that way and proceeded to run):
However, in the 'oobe' folder, there are no files. Nothing at all. I suspect I may have removed these important files during my nLite process.
What do I do now? I am not sure what I selected to remove that indeed removed these files.
Unfortunately, I no longer have an EXACT copy of the LAST SESSION.ini file used, but I have a copy that I would say is exactly the same from my English XP Pro SP3 nLited CD. The file from this was used to make the XP Home PL SP3 nLited CD.
Do I have an option to manually add these files back into my current nLited Windows environment and repair my mistakes, or do I have to make a complete nLite re-build of my XP CD and start all over again? (I would prefer not to do this if I can get away with it).
EDIT: I have just looked at my LAST SESSION.ini and notice the 'Out of Box Experience (OOBE)' entry. Is this what is causing the problem, and more importantly, ONLY this (is there another entry in my .ini that has an affect on this also?).
Is it possible to manually add these files back into my installation without having to re-build. If so, I obviously have no idea how to do this.
Edited by fdlchris, 29 April 2010 - 05:51 AM.