Windows Galaxy XP 2013

Windows Galaxy XP 2013
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Galaxy XP 2013 (in default configuration)
The desktop of Windows Galaxy XP 2013 (in default configuration)
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateJuly 20, 2013
AuthorMahmoud Gamal
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size662.6 MiB
Download linkGal-axy xp.iso
Date addedAugust 5, 2022
Live CDNo

Windows Galaxy XP 2013 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Mahmoud Gamal. It released on July 20, 2013, and was added to the archive on August 5, 2022.

The author has made another bootleg before this one, called Windows XP Crazy Mouse. It is the precursor to this bootleg, but this bootleg is not a direct fork of it. This bootleg shares assets from it, though.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, with DriverPacks BASE 8.12.5, Windows XP Post-SP3 Update Pack (QFE) version 20130312, and OnePiece IE8 Update Pack 4.2.0 integrated.

It has over 50 themes, nearly 50 wallpapers, 7 new screensavers, many customization utilities and several programs for you to use, which is on a WPI which you can access either on the first boot, or from the CD itself, along with a specialized software collection filled with useful tools. It is unattended, thanks to Windows Unattended CD Creator being used, and preactivated.

Many parts of the OS has been modified with a completely new look and the setup is almost entirely replaced with a Windows 7-style progress bar along with many previews of the bootleg's various themes and detailed descriptions in Arabic of the bootleg's quirks and features.

What makes this bootleg unique from others is its first boot routine - it allows you to configure your OS in terms of theming by giving you several choices to choose from, such as Ubuntu, Windows 7, Windows Vista and many more which will provide you with the respective look and feel to complete the experience.

When you select an option from the list it gives you, you will be shown a preview of what the theme looks like along with some screenshots of the operating environment demonstrating programs and various other areas of the OS to showcase what the aforementioned theme might look like.

Once you proceed from there, you will be taken to another selection screen, in it you will be able to choose if you want to install additional drivers or even additional software from the WPI.

It comes with both a custom boot selector which lets you choose to either install the OS or boot an extremely primitive version of Hiren's Boot CD, and a custom autorun which lets you either launch a driver installer, or the WPI.

The bootleg was made using nLite and Windows Unattended CD Creator 0.9.8, the autorun was made with AutoPlay Media Studio and the boot selector used was EasyBoot The ISO was touched up first with UltraISO 7.6E, then UltraISO

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed to ">>> Windows Galaxy xp 2013 Setup <<<".
  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information
  • The Run dialog has been updated
  • New Winver banner and bar

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics
  • New boot graphics
  • New pre-OOBE graphics
  • The OOBE is skipped
  • New pre-login graphics
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • Over 50 new themes included
  • 50 new wallpapers included
  • 7 new screensavers included
  • New cursor set
  • New icon set
  • New Ubuntu sound scheme, which is used by default


  • Mirro Player

Customization Utilities

  • LClock
  • RocketDock 1.3.5
  • TrueTransparency
  • VistaDriveIcon
  • VisualTaskTips 3.4


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

Software on the CD


  • Adobe Flash Player 10
  • GOM Player
  • Internet Download Manager 6.12 beta build 7 (cracked, registered to hesham mamdouh)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003
  • Mozilla Firefox 23
  • Picasa 3.0.0
  • SuperCopier 2 Beta 1.9
  • WinRAR 4.11
  • Yahoo! Messenger
  • Zoom Player WMV Professional v4.51

Galaxy Tools

  • AIMP 2.61 (with 16 new skins)
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 Projector
  • Autorun Remover
  • CCleaner v3.09.1493
  • Chaos Crystal 2.0.001
  • FastStone Capture 5.3
  • Process Explorer v10.21
  • SoftPerfect File Recovery
  • SoftPerfect Network Scanner
  • Tafsir

Customization Utilities

  • ChangeIcon v1.2.1
  • DoubleDesktop 1.2
  • Eurora3D
  • PowerMenu 1.5.1
  • UberIcon 1.0.4
  • ViGlance 1.0 build 1182
  • iTouch

Browser Extensions and Themes

Mozilla Firefox 23

  • Adblock Plus 2.3.2
  • Stylish 1.3.2
  • Humming Pair
  • Twilight Light
Stylish Userstyles
  • A You Tube Style
  • Minimal Facebook Login - New York Live
  • Perfect facebook theme

nLite addons

  • Windows XP Post-SP3 Update Pack (QFE) version 20130312
  • OnePiece IE8 Update Pack 4.2.0


Bootleg quirks

  • There is a folder containing internet shortcuts to Indian radios, along with a shortcut to an extra WPI, which contains some customization utilities.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "Mohamed kamel" and "Galaxy xp".
  • The computer name is set to "GALAXY-PC".
  • The workgroup name is set to "Galaxysystem".


The default configuration has been used for screenshotting. You can find the other theme configurations in an additional subsection which is shown below, as for the themes the actual bootleg itself comes with, it will be marked as so in its own section.


"OS Configurations"