Windows Fouda XP 2012

Windows Fouda XP 2012
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Fouda XP 2012
The desktop of Windows Fouda XP 2012
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateDecember 25, 2012
AuthorMahmoud Tarek Fouda
Language(s)English, Arabic
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size618.5 MiB
Download linkWINDOWS.FOUDA.XP.iso
Date addedDecember 12, 2021
Live CDNo

Windows Fouda XP 2012 (also known as Windows Abo Fouda XP SP3 V.1 2012 or Windows Abo Fouda XP V.1 2012) is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Mahmoud Tarek Fouda. It released on December 25, 2012, and was added to the archive on December 12, 2021.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO with DriverPack integrated. It comes with many programs and themes. It has a new autorun, and a WPI. It is unattended and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite, and the autorun was made with AutoPlay Menu Builder

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed to "<<<WELCOME TO WINDOWS ABO FOUDA XP SP3 V.1 2012 BY :MAHMOUD TAREK FOUDA>>>".
  • The desktop context menu has been edited to include several extra entries, including one where you can select a random wallpaper, and another where you can listen to a (long since dead) MMS stream which is supposedly a radio station
  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New boot screen
  • New setup graphics
  • New pre-OOBE graphics
  • The OOBE video is replaced with the Windows 7 boot screen
  • The OOBE is skipped
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, wallpaper, icons, cursors and sound scheme
  • 16 new themes included
  • New wallpaper set, which consists of Windows 8 wallpapers and a brand new wallpaper set as the default
  • New icon set. The icons are replaced with the Windows 7 ones. Many icons have been replaced
  • Metro cursors are included. The arrow cursor is replaced
  • 583 new cursors are added to the OS, along with some other ones
  • The sound scheme is a strange mix of stock sounds, and Windows 7 and 8 sounds. The Menu Command and Popup sounds are taken from Plus! 98, the startup and shutdown (along with logon and logoff) sounds are replaced with religious chanting, and the Question sound is a sound effect of a door being knocked on


  • ABO FOUDA RAR V.1 2012
  • Unlocker 1.8.5

Customization Utilities

  • TrueTransparency v0.9.4
  • LClock v1.62b
  • UberIcon 1.0.4
  • VisualTaskTips 3.4
  • Styler 1.401 (comes with one theme, Devolper CZM)


  • Allah Remembrance
  • Allah_names
  • Aurora
  • Bubbles
  • Flurry
  • Fayad
  • FieldLines
  • Islamic
  • Mgb_scrn
  • monkeybusiness
  • Ribbons
  • SolarWinds
  • Windows Vista Beta 2
  • Cyclone (OpenGL)
  • Euphoria (OpenGL)
  • Flocks (OpenGL)
  • Flux (OpenGL)
  • Helios (OpenGL)
  • Lattice (OpenGL)

Software on the CD

  • Adobe Flash Player 11
  • CCleaner v3.26.1888
  • IDM 6.14 (cracked, registered to Ahmed El-Ghaish)
  • Firefox 17.0 (in Arabic)
  • FastStone Image Viewer 4.6
  • UltraISO (cracked)
  • Remove Autorun
  • QQPlayer 3.7.892.400
  • WinRAR 4.20 (cracked, comes with one theme, WinRAR Live 48 x 48)
  • Yahoo Messenger

Customization Utilities

  • RocketDock 1.3.5


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0


Bootleg quirks

  • Custom Black Compact's theme is broken because the theme doesn't exist, the closest theme that is related is Custom Gold Platinum. It also points to nonexistent cursors.
  • There's a shortcut on the desktop that shuts your computer down.
  • There is a link in the start menu that goes to the author's Facebook page.

CD contents and other info

  • The CD label is set to "ABOFOUDA_XP_2012".
  • The C: drive has an icon applied to it.
  • The bootleg's CD's icon is a picture of a star.
  • The autorun plays music and has animating text. Additionally, the cursor used in the autorun features emoticons from Indonesian forum Kaskus, as used from that time period, specifically the jempol1 (single thumbs up) and bingungs (confused, small version) emoticons.