When you install Windows XP in a workgroup, the first time you restart the computer after setup completes, the OOBE program runs, to perform:
<b>product activation

registration

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user creation</b>.
If you run Winnt32.exe to start the installation, OOBE is disabled by default.

If you start the install with Winnt.exe or from the CD-ROM, running Winnt.sif from disk, OOBE runs the first time you start your computer after setup is complete.

To prevent OOBE from running during an unattended install, edit the unattend.txt file:

<b>\[unattended\]
UnattendSwitch=yes</b>