When the mini-Setup wizard (that is scripted through the
Sysprep.exe tool) runs, the volume license product ID appears for approximately
To resolve this problem, obtain
Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Service Pack 1a.Note
must do your initial installation of the operating system before you run
Sysprep from a Windows XP Service Pack 1-integrated installation source.
Installing the service pack alone will not prevent the volume license product
ID from being displayed.
For additional information
about how to obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP, click the article
number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
For information about how to preinstall, customize,
and deploy the service pack, obtain the Deploy.cab file, which is a compressed
file that contains a collection of tools and is located in the \Support\Tools
folder on the SP1 CD. For information about the deployment tools, see the Help
file "Microsoft Windows Corporate Deployment Tools User's Guide" (Deploy.chm),
which is included in Deploy.cab.
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service
order to resolve this issue you must do your intial install of your sysprep
image from a Windows XP SP1 integrated installation share. You cannot just
apply Windows XP Service Pack 1 to the image prior to running sysprep.