Image running into activation issues


  • I made an image for a HP ProBook a while back, making sure to use /generalize during the sysprep process to avoid activation issues. Usually, this process has worked just fine on other devices. For some reason, this specific image is still pulling down the same activation key & saying that it’s already in use. As a result, we can’t activate windows on this specific device. I have ran this same image multiple times without error, and yesterday was the first time we ran into an activation issue.

    It’s been a little over 2 months since I created it, so I’m not sure if the activation clock may be causing issues.

    After doing some research, I’ve seen some suggestions to use the SkipRearm setting when setting up the answer file. Has anyone had success with this? It is supposed to bypass the activation clock resetting, but I’m not sure if that would just be indirectly reverting what /generalize would’ve done.

    Any help is appreciated

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