WindowsMX 8.1

WindowsMX 8.1
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of WindowsMX 8.1
The desktop of WindowsMX 8.1
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateJuly 6, 2009
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size537.5 MiB
Download linkWMX_8.1.iso
Date addedMay 24, 2023
Live CDNo

WindowsMX 8.1 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created for the WindowsMX forums by MalcolmX. It released on July 6, 2009 @ 17:14:57 and was added to the archive on May 24, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO. It comes with some new themes, wallpapers, and programs. It comes with registry tweaks.

On the first boot of the OS, you are prompted to make your own account, with a username and password.

It is unattended and preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed to "Windows MX 8.1".

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

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

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 10 new wallpapers included
  • New icon set
  • New cursor set


  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r22
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 r596
  • Foxit Reader 3.0
  • Java 6 Update 14
  • WinRAR 3.80 (cracked, registered to RmK of WinRar 3.80 Corporate PL)

Customization Utilities

  • TransBar
  • Windows Sidebar (comes with 34 new gadgets)


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 3.5 SP1


CD contents and other info

  • The autorun has been removed.
  • The CD label is set to "WindowsMX8.1".

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization are set to "UŃ—ytkownik" and "Prywatny" respectively.
  • The computer name is set to "MX8PC".
  • The workgroup name is set to "MX_HOME".