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    Activate XP with Unattended Installations

    Posted on by Daniel Petri in Windows Client OS

    How do I activate Windows XP by using an Unattend.txt file?

    To activate Windows XP using an unattended installation procedure, add the following information to the Unattend.txt file or the Winnt.sif answer file:

    In the Unattended section, type


    Under the UserData section, type


    (Where XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is your product key)

    Your ProductID is located on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker.

    Note: Every Windows XP retail installation must have a unique Product ID for activation.

    If the Internet connection is through a proxy server, specify the proxy settings in the Unattend.txt file or the Winnt.sif answer file:

    In the Unattended section, type


    Type your computer’s proxy settings in the Proxy section.

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