Pharaonic XP

Pharaonic XP
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Pharaonic XP
The desktop of Pharaonic XP
Original OSWindows XP SP2
Release dateApril 2, 2008
AuthorMaher Mostafa and
Mohamed Mostafa of Spiderman Net
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size618.8 MiB
Download linkPharaonic.XP.iso
Date addedNovember 24, 2022
Live CDNo

Pharaonic XP is a bootleg Windows XP SP2 edition, which was created by Maher Mostafa and Mohamed Mostafa of Spiderman Net. It released on April 2, 2008, and was added to the archive on November 24, 2022.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP2 ISO. It is heavily themed after ancient Egypt, particularly the ancient Pharaohs, as evidenced in the name of the bootleg, which references them. It has many programs, themes and wallpapers, and many updates. It has registry tweaks integrated. It has a new autorun, and a WPI. It is unattended, and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite 1.3.5 on Windows XP SP2, and the autorun was made with AutoPlay Media Studio.

Changes from Windows XP SP2

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed and centered
  • Several command line utilities have been added, such as PS Kill and cmdow, to aid with post-setup routines
  • The System Properties dialog has been updated with the new Egypt theme - there are now 2 Pharaohs (this one is Ramesses III, a public domain image taken from Wikimedia Commons) facing the system information.
  • The Run dialog now has a banner, links to the author's sites and email addresses and a calendar dropdown
  • The Winver banner and bar is updated

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics
  • New boot graphics
  • New pre-OOBE graphics
  • New login background

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 7 new themes included. All of the themes are all called "Pharaonic XP", but they still have their original theme names internally
  • All of the default wallpapers have been replaced
  • New default logon screensaver
  • Aero cursors included
  • New icon set


  • Notepad++ 4.8.2
  • Notepad2 2.0.18
  • Kel's CPU 24-in-One Bonus Pack 8.1.4

Customization Utilities

  • TrueTransparency 0.8.5
  • RocketDock 1.3.5 (with new icons)
  • Styler (comes with one skin, VistaPerfection X4)


  • Luxor 2 (cracked)
  • Bricks of Egypt 2
  • Mummy Maze Deluxe 1.1


  • Macrovision SafeDisc Driver Fix 4.3.86
  • Microsoft European Union Expansion Font Update 1.2
  • Microsoft Qfecheck
  • Microsoft Update 7.2.6001.784
  • Microsoft Web Folders 9.60.6715.0
  • MSXML 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool
  • Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 2.1

Software on the CD

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 10.2 r22
  • ACDSee 9 Photo Manager 9.0.55
  • Driver Genius Professional Edition 7.0.2358 (cracked)
  • Foxit Reader 2.0 (cracked (used SSG keygen?), registered to eXPerience)
  • FoxEditor
  • Internet Download Manager 5.12 (cracked (used REA keygen?), registered to Opalina)
  • Java 6 Update 5
  • Kaspersky Antivirus
  • K-Lite Codec Pack 3.8.0 Full
  • Nero 8 Micro
  • Microsoft Office 2003 (cracked, registered to organization <arabianhorse>)
  • Opera 9.26
  • Real Alternative 1.11
  • SLD Codec Pack 2.2
  • Winamp 5.3.2 (cracked, registered to ArabianHorse)
  • WinRAR 3.30 (cracked, registered to - User of World -, comes with 5 programs, Advanced Archive Password Recovery 2.20 (cracked), Advanced Zip Repair 1.6 (cracked, registered to TEAM ViRiLiTY), CabPack 1.4, RAR Password Creator 4.11, and UHARC GUI 2.0)
  • Windows Live Messenger 9.0.1407
  • Yahoo! Messenger


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0



  • This bootleg was released 12 days before Windows XP SP3.

Bootleg quirks

  • TrueTransparency has a duplicate copy of itself.
  • The C: drive label gets renamed to "PHARAONICXP" automatically during Setup.