How do you embed the serial key in a Windows XP CD?

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  1. Style

    Style Boioioioioioioioing

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    Anyone cares to give me a step-by-step EDU on how to open the .iso file and where/how to embed the serial number so I don't have to enter it each time I format/install windows?

    Thanks broskis :hsugh:
     
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    Google nlite, I think it does this. Also unattended install. It's been a long time since I've messed with installing XP but one of the above ways should work.

    EDIT. I do not know if you can embed it in an .iso though. You may have to extract the iso and then put it in and reburn the cd.
     
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  3. cmsurfer

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    unattend.txt in the I386 folder.

    Code:
    [UserData]
    FullName = "Your User Name"
    OrgName = "Your Organization Name"
    ComputerName = *
    ProductKey= "xxxxx"
    
    You can use a program like isobuster to put the file into the .iso
     
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    nLite is your friend. You can do some fun stuff with that thing.
    But if you want to learn, I mean really learn then google unattended install and do it all by hand.

    Remember kiddies: Besides the key there is no other copy protection on Windows OS's. Microsoft put them together intending you to peel them off the disc, screw with them and reburn them.

    You can gripe about a lot of things with Microsoft, but this is one thing they did right.
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    That's true - some of the engineering software we have really stupid license keys that can't even be moved on the drive. And don't even think bout defraging the drive.
     
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    Wow. I have heard about that sort of thing but have never run into it.

    I guess you go into the defrag software and mark some of that stuff as 'never move'.

    What happens if it does get moved? Is the company nice about helping you to fix the license or is it 'giant headache land' for you?
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Well with the defrag problem, we have the engineers move the key off the network drive over the weekend and then defrag. The software does come with a tool to do this properly.

    If it does get moved or corrupted, they're usually pretty good about it (it's happened twice, once was a mistake, the other was a hardware issue). But my major concern is with software that is no longer supported by the developer.
     

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