Skype XP

Skype XP
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Skype XP
The desktop of Skype XP
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Forked fromAndroid XP
Release dateSeptember 27, 2013
AuthorOmar Ragab, Ali Maher
Language(s)English, Arabic
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size668.6 MiB
Download linkSkypeXp.iso
Date addedDecember 12, 2021
Live CDNo

Skype XP is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Omar Ragab and Ali Maher. It released on September 27, 2013, and was added to the archive on December 12, 2021. The bootleg is a fork of Android XP, which was released before this one.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO with DriverPack integrated. It adds many new themes, and programs. It also comes with additional programs with a wallpaper pack accessible through the autorun.

It comes with its own autorun. Through it, you can install the bootleg, install additional drivers (using a modified version of EasyDrv borrowed from Windows Life XP 2013, which has been rebranded to "Skype Xp Drv By Omar Ragab"), install additional programs and exit the autorun.

Despite the bootleg being named Skype XP, this bootleg doesn't even have Skype!

It is unattended and preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite, and the autorun was made using AutoPlay Media Studio. The ISO was modified with UltraISO on October 4, 2013 @ 00:06:28.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed to "Skype Xp Setup".
  • System Properties has been replaced with Glass SysDM
  • The Run dialog has been borrowed from Windows XP 7 Genius Edition 2011
  • The Winver banner is changed
  • The shutdown dialog now has a transparent background
  • The logoff dialog is changed. It now has a dark Vista look
  • The theme applying dialog is changed, same design as the logoff dialog

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup background
  • New boot graphics
  • New login background

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 15 new themes included
  • The default screensaver is now left blank by default
  • New icon set
  • New cursor set
  • New sound set


  • AIMP 2.61 build 583
  • Internet Download Manager 6.16 (cracked, registered to ?OC? ??I??)
  • MPC-HC
  • VLC Media Player 2.0.7
  • Winamp 5.54 (cracked, registered to Net User, comes with ClassicPro plugin and 5 new skins)
  • WinRAR 4.20

Customization Utilities

  • Glass SysDM
  • RocketDock 1.3.1
  • UberIcon 1.04


  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005

Software on the CD

  • 93 Wallpapers Pack
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94
  • CCleaner v4.03.4151
  • Google Chrome 21.0.1180.55
  • USB Disk Security
  • Yahoo Messenger



  • There are many Android XP leftovers, for example in SVCPACK\SPEED UP.EXE you can see Android XP-related images. The ISO file structure is exactly the same, in fact, this bootleg was made 2 weeks after Android XP released, making this one a fork of Android XP. Along with that, the author got someone else to work with them on this bootleg, while they made Android XP by themselves.

Bootleg quirks

  • The default theme name for the stock Luna theme is now "Windows AnGeL Live" (ThemeUI.dll's strings has been edited), marking another case of asset borrowing from other bootlegs.
  • Internet Download Manager primarily installs its desktop shortcuts and Start menu program groups to a user directory named "hesham", expecting it to exist as the main user account, but this is not the case in this bootleg. The Start menu program groups only do show up because they also get installed to All Users, which will always show regardless of which user account you are logged into.
  • The regional language is Arabic, making this bootleg partially Arabic.

CD contents and other info

  • The CD label is set to "SkypeXp".
  • The CD has its own custom icon.
  • in the I386 folder is dated October 4, 2013, yet all of the files were last updated in September.