Unable to validate after sysprep RRS feed

  • Question

  • I created a backup image of a Windows XP Pro SP3 IBM Thinkpad to use as a point in time flashback using norton ghost and sysprep.  After rebooting the machine and going through the mini setup, I put in the product key from the sticker on the back of the machine.  Previous to the sysprep the machine passed the validation check.  Now I am redirected to the infamous Bing search engine page.  On the validation check page I got all green checks after validating office and installing the activex components.



    EDIT -

    After removing various spyware and adware I was able to validate.  I wonder how many of the other reports of the infamous Bing search page are due to some malicious redirectors...

    Sunday, July 25, 2010 4:54 PM


  • Thank you for the good information and I am glad you were able to resolve the issue.


    Note: I am marking my post as the answer because the forums do not allow me to mark the first post in a thread, as answer.

    Darin MS

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:21 PM