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Windows XP Activation

Discussion in 'Software' started by scj6771, 6 Apr 2005.

  1. scj6771

    scj6771 What's a Dremel?

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    I have imaged countless laptops over the years using PowerQuest Deploy Center, I have never ran into many issues untill lately, after imaging a few IBM X40 laptops running Windows XP and deploying that image onto other X40'S I can't get those machine to activate XP, I am using the correct key codes and still it tells me that the code is wrong, so I figured I would use the IBM restore option to bring the machine back to it's factory state and image the machine with an older X40 image that I know works, yet still even after restoring the older image I get the same error when I try to activate windows, what is causing this? why would it still have this problem even after restoring it back to factory and then re-imaging? could I re-run Sysprep?
     
  2. andyunder

    andyunder What's a Dremel?

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    are you trying to use the same cd key
     
  3. padrejones2001

    padrejones2001 Puppy Love

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    Do you have an enterprise licence? If you're imaging the same image, which includes the same code, then you might have a bit of a problem.
     
  4. ouija

    ouija Trust me, I am doctor!

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    If the image was set up from an OEM install of Windows XP, you will need to start again with the correct version depending on your licenses. An OEM version of XP won't accept a Corporate key.
     
  5. scj6771

    scj6771 What's a Dremel?

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    I have found a way around the situation. Thanks.
     
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