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Old 12-11-2006, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to make an XP sp2 Boot CD and need to edit the RISTNDRD.si_f file to add the corporate product key.

Every time i try and open it in notepad etc i just get jibberish like:

MSCF 5 ,   I  é 1<± ristndrd.sif bh&æäé[€€ ’N  $3 U)Éy* [€BhÌ€k*²
m™ÚÒÒ³Wª¸=ò±Íÿÿ¬ÿ  V# `PеFa9*]Ò:'ȦÍhߜ³Mi¾°äææ>âÐõ‰ViœI6I¤Í ï…þû¿ÿˆç


I have looked and looked for programs to open and edit these file types but cannot find any.

Microsoft says it should open in Notepad but i am having no luck.

Can anyone help?

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Old 12-11-2006, 06:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as i can tell there is not .si_f file type. It should be .sif without the underscore in there.

http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=SIF
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ok, well how do you open that then?
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That should be able to be opened by right clicking on the file. Use the Open with or Open command and choose Notepad.
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Thats the problem, it wont open with notepad or any other text editor. I have tried everything to my knowledge.

All i want to do is edit a line in the RISTNDRD.sif file to allow the windows installation to accept the serial to save us having to endter it everytime there is a build.
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try nlite
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