How do I run Sysprep on Windows XP?

How do I run Sysprep on Windows XP?


  1. Copy all the Sysprep executable files into a folder named c:\sysprep .
  2. Close all your applications.
  3. Run the command c:\sysprep\sysprep.exe -mini -forceshutdown -reseal from the Start > Run menu. Alternatively, you can start Sysprep with a graphical user interface by double-clicking on its icon.

Where is the Sysprep file?

In Windows 10/11 and Windows Server 2019/2022, the Sysprep.exe utility is located in folder C:\Windows\System32\sysprep.

How do I run Sysprep on Windows Server 2003?

Running Sysprep on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

  1. Make sure the operating system and applications are installed and configured on the reference computer, in the way that they should exist in the final installation.
  2. Log on to the computer as an administrator.
  3. Extract Deploy.
  4. Create a Sysprep.
  5. Click Next.

Does sysprep remove Windows activation?

In any case, you must use generalize switch with Sysprep if you want to make image hardware independent and / or use CopyProfile = True setting to copy your customizations to default user profile. Generalizing automatically removes any used product key and license, activation status will be reset to Not activated.

Can you activate Windows in Sysprep?

There is no limit to the number of times that the Sysprep command can run on a computer. However, the clock for Windows Product Activation begins its countdown the first time Windows starts. You can use the sysprep /generalize command to reset Windows Product Activation a maximum of three times.

Is there a new version of Sysprep for Windows XP SP3?

Does anyone know if there will be a new version of SYSPREP for Windows XP SP3? There was a new version for SP2. Thanks! All SP2 instructions for sysprep in the SP3 iso, still apply. Yes there is. It is part of the SP3 iso (available on MSDN or Technet), files are located in the

Why is the sp3 Sysprep overwriting the default user profile?

I’m finding that the SP3 Sysprep is overwriting the Default User profile so that it no longer holds any changes made to it prior to Sysprep. With SP2 Sysprep and the patch, we would set up a profile and then copy it to Default User.

How do I deploy a support cabinet using Sysprep?

Create a folder on the root of the C: Drive called ‘Sysprep”. Insert the Windows XP CD and locate the Deploy cabinet file. (This is ‘like’ a zip file and it’s in the supporttools folder). 3. Double click the support cab, then copy over the sysprep.exe file, the setupcl.exe file and the setupmgr.exe file to your c:sysprep folder. 4.

Where can I find the SP2 deployment file for sp3?

It is part of the SP3 iso (available on MSDN or Technet), files are located in the Unfortunately, MS did not update the docs, they still show up as SP2, so if anyone has info on what changed with SP3 please post it.