Prefilling the CD Key

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cozwell, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. cozwell

    cozwell Guest

    A friend of mine showed me once how to prefill the CD Key for Windows 98/ME, so when you installed you didn't have to type in the CD Key. Does anyone know if this is still possible in XP and if so, which file do you have to edit?

    Thanks
    -coz
     
  2. The_Schwarz

    The_Schwarz Guest

    you have to create a text file called winnt.sif. In it place the following

    ------------- begin cut here --------------

    [Unattended]
    UnattendMode=HIDDEN


    [UserData]
    ProductKey=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    FullName=""
    OrgName=""

    ---------- end cut here ------------------

    place this file into you windows xp "i386" directory and bingo thats it
     
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    There's also more you can add to that file to specify in advance any option that is set during install. You can basicaly do a install without ever specifiying an option

    JJB