i think this is a very straight forward problem, i think i have just forgotton how to do it and i am now under pressure to sort it out.
We have had an XP image saved as a Ghost image and there is no problem with the image, however we need to change it.
We have new PCs with new drivers and we also need to upgrade programs such as office, XP SP3 etc etc.
Now, i loaded on the new machine, put all the new drivers in, updated the programs, SP3, IE8. All good.
So i have my perfect image. Then something went wrong. this is the bit i don't really remember.
i ran the sysprep tool and i chose reseal 'do not re-create SIDs' i thought you had to do this because you don't want the computer SID to be created as it has to be different for every machine.
well i saved it out and then reloaded it.
I was then prompted for the windows XP licence key
Well of course this is a mistake. It is a VLK embedded into the current image.
So this is the question, when i want to change an image and redeploy it, how do i save out the image, so when it reloads it won't prompt me for anything except maybe the PC name as it will be different everytime.
i think i have to use 'use mini setup' which i didn't tick before but i am not sure.
many thanks for your help in advance