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XP SP3 slipstream breaks Vol Lic Keys RRS feed

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  • So I took and made a slipstream CD of Windows XP SP3 into our open license
    installation media. I've done this with SP1 and SP2 since it takes a while
    to get the XP+SP install media sometimes. Well this time I went to do a test
    install with my new shiny XP+SP3 Slipstream CD and made it all the way to the
    point where I put in my activation key during setup.

    All 3 of our different volume license keys no longer work with the media
    now. I can install SP3 on a machine running windows with our keys on it, but
    I can no longer do a fresh install with this slipstream media and our keys.  It tells me they're invalid.

    - I used Paul Thurrott's guide which worked for SP1 and SP2.
    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

    - It was a WinXP Vol License Gold disc that I used to build the SP1 and SP2
    slipstream CDs off of previously.

    - This is the final version downloadable from MS and is not one of the RCx
    copies.

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 6:44 PM

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