Ubuntu Professional XP

Ubuntu Professional XP
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Ubuntu Professional XP
The desktop of Ubuntu Professional XP
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateDecember 8, 2009
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size630.1 MiB
Download linkUbuntu Professional XP.iso
Date addedApril 15, 2023
Live CDNo

Ubuntu Professional XP is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by an unknown author. It released on December 8, 2009 and was added to the archive on April 15, 2023.


This bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO. It themes the system to look like Ubuntu, hence the name.

It is nearly unattended, and preactivated. The ISO was made using nLite

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The start button text on the Windows XP theme has been changed to "Applications".
  • New context menu entries have been added to My Computer, which lead to Control Panel items
  • The Recycle Bin icon has been removed.

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The billboard texts are stock, however all instances of "Windows XP" have been replaced with "Ubuntu".
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, wallpaper, icon set and sound scheme
  • 1 other theme included


  • BitTorrent 6.3
  • ImgBurn
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0.15
  • Notepad++ 5.6.1
  • WinRAR 3.90
  • Yahoo! Messenger


CD contents and other info

  • The autorun has its strings changed. The titlebar now refers to the OS as "uBUNTU Professional", and the OS name in the autorun itself now refers to the OS as "Ubuntu Pofessional".
  • The CD label is set to "UBUNTUPRO".

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "Ubuntu" and "Canonical".
  • The computer name is set to "UBUNTUSTYLE".