I slipstreamed XP using NLite and forgot to include the 'activate windows' option (I assumed typing my key into NLite would take care of it) - now I can't activate windows - error 0x80004005. I've followed kb article 914232 (basically replace a few files from the Windows XP disk) and it's still the same. Is there another way I can activate windows or have I lost all my files/software?
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have you still got the original xp disk you used to make the nlite copy
Yes I have the original XP disk - I copied the activation files from it (using the recovery console) as the Microsoft KB workround suggested but the same error came up when I rebooted.
Thank you mrfatbox ... that worked. Can i ask (1) why should i do a clean install? and (2) do you think things like nLite are good tools or should i go back to just use the original xp disk when i install?