Storm XP SE

Storm XP SE
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Storm XP SE
The desktop of Storm XP SE
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateDecember 3, 2012
AuthorAlfares (Samir Ahmed, Osama Salem)
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size693.6 MiB
Download linkStorm.XP.SE.iso
Date addedNovember 25, 2022
Live CDNo

Storm XP SE is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Alfares (Samir Ahmed and Osama Salem). It released on December 3, 2012 and was added to the archive on November 25, 2022.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, with xable's XP SP3 Update Pack 1.0.20 integrated.

On the first boot of the OS, you can choose different interface styles, similar to Windows XP Fannan NewLook 6. Your choices are "Classic", "Storm" and "Islamic". "Classic" is the stock bootleg, while "Storm" is the main attraction and the "Islamic" style is self-explanatory. "Storm" comes with a new shell and Windows Seven Dock. "Classic" comes with a new default theme (although the name is the samel, the underlying msstyles is not). After you choose what style you want to use, you get to choose to install additional programs. If you're using the Storm or Islamic styles, some extras may get installed in the background. Once everything is finished, Drvs3 (comes with DriverPacks version 901r3) will launch and will install itself for you.

It also comes with a boot selector integrated. Through it, you can access Symantec Ghost 11.5.1 (cracked, registered to Imran I jaz), Norton PartitionMagic Pro Server 8.05 build 1371 and a CMOS clearer.

It comes with its own autorun, and "Tools" (the one in the Desktop; it replaces sysdm.cpl which redirects to a page where you can select "Computer Info" (MyPC and the old sysdm.cpl). Through it, you can install the OS itself, the software and drivers (the ones from before), change the Windows language (like in Tools), change the desktop, transform the OS into Ubuntu (acquiring its "3D effects") and extra accessories (additional themes of the "Storm" style, "components" of the "Islamic" style, extra 3D effects (Napalm 1.0 and Shock Desktop 3D 0.5), and 7 new skins for the Xion music player).

More on "Tools": Through it, you can change the language like in the autorun, access games, "wallpapers" and programs.

It is unattended and preactivated. The ISO was made using nLite and Windows Unattended CD Creator, and the boot selector used was EasyBoot The ISO was modified using UltraISO 7.6E.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed
  • The Winver banner is changed
  • OEM branding is included

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

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

Look and feel

  • New default theme and wallpaper (and icon set in Storm's case)
  • 7 new themes included
  • 59 new wallpapers included. Bliss.bmp is replaced, if you count that it's 60
  • New Windows 7 icon set
  • New cursor set. 8 new cursor sets included. The last one is broken. The default cursor set doesn't have a scheme assigned to it because the stock cursors are replaced with it already.
  • New sound scheme. The startup sound is set to Windows 2000 Beta 3's one, a rather odd choice of sound. The rest of the styles have different sounds
  • 315 new fonts included


  • Attributes Context Menu 1.0
  • CCleaner 3.24.1850
  • Kel's CPL Bonus Pack 5.6.3 (rebranded as alfares xp ctrl panel tools)


  • Adobe Flash Player Addon Pack by xable
  • Microsoft Update Engine Addon Pack by xable
  • WGAN Addon Pack by xable
  • WGAV Addon Pack by xable
  • xable's XP SP3 Update Pack v1.0.20

Software on the CD

  • Adobe Flash Player 11
  • CCleaner 3.24.1850
  • Internet Download Manager 6.12 build 23 (cracked, registered to alfares samir)
  • Mozilla Firefox 16.0.2
  • SuperCopier2 2.2 beta
  • UMPlayer 0.98
  • WinRAR 3.71 (cracked, registered to Corporate Edition)
  • Xion Music Player 1.0 build 127
  • Yahoo! Messenger


  • Alarm Timer
  • Desktop Zoom
  • Lovely Folders 4 (cracked; comes with 3 icon packs)
  • PrtScr 1.5
  • Auto-Wallpapers 3.1 2010.06
  • Alfa Folder Locker 1.0
  • Cloned Files Finder
  • WhatInStartup 1.33
  • Process Revealer Free Edition 1.0


  • Crusader Tanks (Flash game)
  • Zenon Mega Blast (Flash game)
  • Megaman Project X (Flash game)
  • Maya Ball (Flash game)
  • Desert Jeep (Flash game)
  • 特种任务 (special mission) (Flash game)


  • Bubble Desktop Wallpaper (Artdocks)
  • Rain Desktop Wallpaper (Artdocks)
  • DesktopSnowOK 1.91
  • Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper (Artdocks)
  • Fire Heart 2.20
  • Starfield Desktop Wallpaper

Software (Storm)

  • PowerMenu

Customization Utilities

  • Talisman Desktop 3.1 build 3100 (cracked, registered to Twisted EndZ; comes with 2 new themes)
  • VistaDriveIcon
  • Windows Seven Dock

Software (Islamic)

Customization Utilities

  • XWidget

Software (Ubuntu)

Customization Utilities

  • Madotate 2.02.02
  • RocketDock 1.3.5
  • Shock 4Way 3D 1.29


Bootleg quirks

  • More on the broken cursor set, "Gruppler's Gruppled (Black) Cursors": There is an extraneous line in its registry entry in HKCU\Software\Cursors\Schemes. Just remove it, and it will work fine.
  • The Internet Explorer title is set to "( STORM XP - BY SAMIR AHMED - 01141210064 )".
  • The taskbar is unlocked.

CD contents and other info

  • The CD label is set to "STORM XP SE".
  • The CD comes with its own icon.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The Internet Explorer homepage is set to "h".
  • The full name and organization is set to "STORM XP SE" and "STORM TEAM".
  • The computer name is set to "STORM-SE".
  • The workgroup name is set to "STORM".








The "Classic" style was used as the base for the Ubuntu transformation.