Microsoft does not support the use of Sys-prep to create pictures of an installation which was updated.

If you install Windows 2000 Microsoft

For instance, if you install Windows 2000 Microsoft, Windows 98 Microsoft or Windows Millennium Edition Microsoft and update in Windows of Microsoft XP, you cannot use Sys-prep to create a new picture of this installation. Sys-prep is only supported on the clean installations. Microsoft supports the use of Sys-prep to create pictures of an installation which was updated with a packet of service.

Microsoft does not support the use of Sys-prep

Microsoft does not support the use of Sys-prep to create a new picture of an installation of Windows on a computer. When you create a picture of Sys-prep , a lot of editions can exist which will make it difficult to troubleshoot the system without understanding the full history of changes. Therefore, in this scenario, you should rebuild picture if this installation has editions. Microsoft does not support the use of Sys-prep to install an operating system if picture was created by using a computer with different HAL. For instance, you cannot create a picture of Sys-prep on a computer which uses a standard computer HAL to unfold picture in a computer which uses ACPI UNIPROCESSOR HAL. This restriction applies only to Windows XP and to the Waiter of Windows 2003. Microsoft also does not support the use of Sys-prep to install an operating system of a picture, if picture was created by using a computer of which the card has a different producer, or if picture was created by using a computer with the same shape, but of a different producer. Microsoft does not support the use of Sys-prep to create a new picture of a system which was in origin created by using a picture of installation of individual OEM or using mass media of installation of OEM. Microsoft supports only such picture if picture was created by PRODUCER OEM. If another user’s contour was copied on the contour of implicit user, Microsoft does not support the use of Sys-prep to create a new picture of the installation. The central processing unit does not support the use Sys-prep to install an operating system of a picture if picture was created by using a computer with a different central processing unit. For instance, you cannot create a picture of Sys-prep on a computer with an Intel central processing unit and to unfold picture in a computer which has an AMD central processing unit. This restriction applies only to Windows XP and to the Waiter of Windows 2003.