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WINNT.SIF and XP SP2

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I like to have a WINNT.SIF on my XP CD that bypasses the "enter your product key" screen and nothing else.

With XP SP1 this WINNT.SIF worked perfectly:

[userData]

ProductKey="xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx"

[Data]

MSDosInitiated=0

UnattendedInstall=Yes

This doesn't work on SP2 - the screen comes up asking for a product key. The key I am using is valid - it is my company's volume licensing key. I am using XP volume licensing edition (corporate edition) and I slipstreamed the service packs in myself.

Anyone else run across this?

Or better yet, anyone know how to make this work with SP2?

Thanks!

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My guess is that you should remove the quotes from ProductKey="XXX.....XXXX"

I Ran setupmgr.exe and the result was an unattend.txt WITHOUT the quotes.

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My guess is that you should remove the quotes from ProductKey="XXX.....XXXX"

I Ran setupmgr.exe and the result was an unattend.txt WITHOUT the quotes.

that sounds like a good suggestion - I will try it now and post back here

thanks!

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Maybe your product key is on the blacklist of Microsoft...

If you have the BSID key which is following, you can't install the Windows XP SP2.

XXXXX-640-0000356-23XXX
XXXXX-640-2001765-23XXX
XXXXX-640-643718x-23XXX
XXXXX-641-309376x-23XXX
XXXXX-642-064580x-23XXX
XXXXX-642-464364x-23XXX
XXXXX-643-334701x-23XXX
XXXXX-644-081772x-23XXX
XXXXX-644-451265x-23XXX
XXXXX-644-874896x-23XXX
XXXXX-644-933704x-23XXX
XXXXX-644-962396x-23XXX
XXXXX-645-833254x-23XXX
XXXXX-645-994962x-23XXX
XXXXX-646-031843x-23XXX
XXXXX-646-104081x-23XXX
XXXXX-646-105103x-23XXX
XXXXX-647-318838x-23XXX
XXXXX-647-592029x-23XXX
XXXXX-647-677834x-23XXX
XXXXX-648-301691x-23XXX
XXXXX-648-819992x-23XXX
XXXXX-649-106765x-23XXX
XXXXX-649-941392x-23XXX
XXXXX-650-292312x-23XXX

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Maybe your product key is on the blacklist of Microsoft...

If you have the BSID key which is following, you can't install the Windows XP SP2.

nope, none of those. as i mentioned, this product key is a legitimate key, issued to the company i work for

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Maybe your product key is on the blacklist of Microsoft...

If you have the BSID key which is following, you can't install the Windows XP SP2.

nope, none of those. as i mentioned, this product key is a legitimate key, issued to the company i work for

then why the screen ask you input the product key?!

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you never mentioned whether or not if you pressed enter at that screen if it continues....

Also, double check your key, perhaps ONE character is wrong.

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It is the quotation marks man I just did mine with the sp2 deploy tools and no quotes it worked fine...

PS>I also made a bat file that point to winnt32 and tells it to look for winnt.sif so I can do one click re-installs or upgrades through windows.

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@nick

try in this way :D

[userData]ProductID=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

koszopal

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then why the screen ask you input the product key?!

it's coming up with a screen and asking me for the product key because it's not reading the key out of the WINNT.SIF

when it comes to that screen, the boxes for the key are blank. if I press next, I get a message that i must type a valid product key

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It is the quotation marks man I just did mine with the sp2 deploy tools and no quotes it worked fine...

PS>I also made a bat file that point to winnt32 and tells it to look for winnt.sif so I can do one click re-installs or upgrades through windows.

it's more than just the quotes. like i mentioned in my first post, i am trying to do a minimal WINNT.SIF. these three lines work perfectly in a SP1 CD, but not with SP2

[userData]ProductKey=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

[Data]

MSDosInitiated=0

UnattendedInstall=Yes

with this WINNT.SIF on a SP1 CD, the install is just like a CD with no WINNT.SIF at all, except it skips the Product Key screen.

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@nick

try in this way :D

[userData]

ProductID=xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

koszopal

I assume you mean with only that one line in the WINNT.SIF (one line in one category that is). I have tried that - that doesn't work either

Thanks!

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[unattended]

UnattendMode=FullUnattended

is this in your winnt.sif?

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