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Gold Windows XP 2016

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Gold Windows XP 2016
Crusty Windows Legendary bootleg
The desktop of Gold Windows XP 2016
The desktop of Gold Windows XP 2016
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateAugust 29, 2015
AuthorMuhammed Sadeem of Computer Worm Corporation
Country of OriginLahore, Pakistan
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size687 MB
Download linkGold-Windows-XP-SP3-2016-Drivers.iso
Date addedAugust 6, 2022

Gold Windows XP 2016 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Muhammed Sadeem of Computer Worm Corporation. It released on August 29, 2015, and was added to the archive on August 6, 2022.

It is notable for being one of the most famous Windows XP bootlegs, and was featured on many YouTube channels and other places, and is widely known by many people. The default theme in the bootleg is infamous for being hard to look at with its strange colors and weird-looking window buttons, which contributed to its popularity along with the loud music that the WPI has and many of its other quirks, which cemented this bootleg as a classic example of a hysterically poorly-made Windows bootleg.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, which includes many programs, games, wallpapers, updates and tweaks. It is heavily gold-themed, but it has many other themes. It comes with its own autorun, and a WPI. It is unattended and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite, and the DLLs were edited with an unregistered copy of Resource Tuner 2.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed. The copying text is affected as well
  • The Winver banner has been changed to read "Gold Windows XP"
  • The Run dialog has been updated
  • OEM branding is included

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics
  • New boot screen
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, wallpaper and icon set
  • 15 new themes included
  • 20 new wallpapers included
  • 1 new screensaver included
  • New cursor set
  • New fake Windows Vista sound scheme


  • AutoHotkey v1.1.09.04 (needed for the Subway Surfers "keyboard controls" script to work)

Customization Utilities

  • Visual Task Switch
  • VisualTaskTips

Software on the CD

  • 7-Zip v15.06 Beta
  • Adobe Flash Player 18
  • Ammyy Admin 3.5
  • CCleaner 5.10
  • Foxit PDF Reader
  • Internet Download Manager 6.23 Build 21 (cracked)
  • K-Lite Codec Pack 11.40
  • Mozilla Firefox v40.0.3
  • Right Click Image Converter v2.2.0 (cracked)
  • TeraCopy v2.3
  • Total Video Converter 3.71
  • Typing Master v7.0
  • UltraISO v9.6
  • Unlocker 1.9.2
  • USB Disk Security v6.5 (cracked)
  • uTorrent v3.4.4 Build 40911
  • WinRAR v5.30 Beta 1

Customization Utilities

  • nVienna Sidebar 1.3
  • UberIcon 1.0.2 build 38


  • Free Fire Screensaver


  • Alien Wars
  • Chicken Invaders 2
  • Cue Club
  • Subway Surfers PC Port


  • Microsoft Visual C++ 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 2002, 2003, 2005 SP1, 2008 SP1, 2010 SP1, 2012 Update 4, 2013, 2015 Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 1.0,,,,,, Runtimes
  • DirectX 9.0c June 2010


CD contents and other info

  • The WPI folder is hidden by default, but in an unusual way. You will have to use the autorun or the address bar (just type in D:\WPI, replace D with the drive letter your CD drive is on) to access it normally. You also to have the CD inserted in physically, or via a virtual CD drive.
  • Adobe Flash Player 18's repacked installer has a restriction on it, that will not let you install it anywhere else except Gold Windows XP 2016.
  • The WPI plays a song called "O Allah the Almighty Allahu Allah" during installation. It has been turned up really loud.


  • There is another bootleg that released 3 months before, that has similar changes, but is made by different people. It's called Windows 7 Gold Edition 2016.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "Gold Windows XP 2016" and "Computer Worms Team Corporation".
  • The computer name is set to "GOLD-XP-2016".
  • The workgroup name is set to "WORKGROUP".