I am not now nor have I been mixing x64 with x86. I don't know how I am giving that impression.
I didn't say that.
Everything at home is x64. Everything at work is x86.
I'm fully aware of that (the "slipping" of an SP for EITHER CD was addressed based on that).
It is running Windows XP Pro SP3 (x86) that was upgraded via download from a Windows XP Pro SP2 (x86) cd installation.
You obviously (?) mean (1)Installed the CD-XP-SP2 then installed "WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe" onto the Running System.
The same cd I used to make the files I tried to slip the cd key into.
"Make the files"? You mean SlipStream SP3 onto the SP2 CD-Image via nLite (assuming AT WORK on the x86)? That statement makes no sense... I must "assume" you mean the nLite "run" you did with the LastSession, which MAKES NO SENSE since the nLite "run" (LastSession) says the SOURCE was SP3, and NOT an "untouched" SP2 Source. I beleive you were told that you CANNOT NLITE FROM ANYTHING BUT AN UNTOUCHED (ORIGINAL) -OR- one that was MANUALLY SlipStreamed (on HDD - many references on how-to) and NO OTHER ACTIONS.
These are the same files I substituted the WINNT.SIF that was attached above into.
HUH??? How did you get a WINNT.SIF on it? Was that the one you "created"/slipped using nLite from WORK?
I can take that EXACT SAME WINNT.SIF, stick in into I386, burn a BOOTABLE CD/Image, and Install from Boot. The ONLY thing I see different is the quotes (") wrapped around the Key - maybe that's the problem?
One for my daughter (she's running it now) x86 -
edit - P.S. - same thing for VirtualPC (which is what I use)
Edited by submix8c, 07 September 2012 - 11:47 AM.