Windows Challenger XP

Windows Challenger XP
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Challenger XP
The desktop of Windows Challenger XP
Original OSWindows XP SP2
Release dateNovember 11, 2010
AuthorSamaa Hassan of That's Me
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size652.1 MiB
Download linkChallenger_xp.iso
Date addedAugust 9, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows Challenger XP is a bootleg Windows XP SP2 edition, which was created by Samaa Hassan of That's Me. It released on November 11, 2010, and was added to the archive on August 9, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP2 ISO. It comes with many themes and wallpapers, and programs. It comes with a RunOnceEx based program installer borrowed from Windows XP Cyrix Premium Edition. It comes with registry tweaks.

It is unattended and preactivated.

Changes from Windows XP SP2

Minor changes

  • The graphical setup strings are changed
  • OEM branding is included

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • The setup now uses the Windows 2000 style. New pre-setup graphics
  • New boot graphics
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, wallpaper and icon set
  • 10 new themes included, one is broken
  • 39 new wallpapers included
  • New avatar set. All of the default avatars have been removed


  • 7-Zip 9.07
  • Adobe Flash Player 1.0 r32
  • Alfa Autorun Killer 2.0
  • CCleaner
  • FairStars Audio Converter
  • Foxit Reader
  • Internet Download Manager 5.18
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5
  • Power Mp3 Cutter 2.9
  • Real Alternative 1.51
  • SuperCopier 2
  • USB Virus Remover
  • UltraISO 2009
  • uTorrent
  • Winamp 5.08 (comes with 5 skins)
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • WinRAR 3.90 Plus
  • Yahoo! Messenger 10

Customization Utilities

  • Vista Drive Icon
  • Visual Task Tips


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0



  • The screenshots for this bootleg were done by the Crusty Windows Wiki user yellows111.

Bootleg quirks

  • 25 unused wallpapers can be found in the wallpapers' thumbnail cache. 2 wallpapers that exist in the final wallpaper set don't exist in that file.
  • The Thumbs.db for the avatars have 30 unused avatars in them.
  • The stock "Windows XP" theme has had its default wallpaper changed.
  • The "Girl DzartChiBi" theme cannot be applied in any way, because its msstyles is completely nonexistent.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "SAMAA HASSAN" and "CHALLENGER Xp" respectively.
  • The workgroup name is set to "Mshome".