Windows Genius XP

Windows Genius XP
Crusty Windows bootleg
"Genius software and computer science" -Gamal Gooad
"Genius software and computer science" -Gamal Gooad
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMarch 11, 2015
AuthorGamal Gooad
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size696.2 MiB
Download linkGENIUSXP_2_2015.iso
Date addedJanuary 3, 2023
Live CDNo

Not to be confused with Windows XP Genius Edition 2010 or Windows Genius 2014.

Windows Genius XP is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Gamal Gooad. It released on March 11, 2015, and was added to the archive on January 3, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, with DriverPack version 12.09 integrated. It comes with many themes and wallpapers, and programs. It is unattended and preactivated.

The bootleg was made using nLite and Windows Unattended CD Creator 0.9.8.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • Many of the applets and system dialogs have been modified to look like Windows 7.
  • Plenty of system strings have been modified, for example "New Folder" when you make a new folder will now say "GENIUS".
  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The setup screen has been changed entirely to an orange background with a window showing the logo and titled as "WINDOWS GENIUS XP". It also has its own tagline saying, "Genius software and computer science"
  • New boot graphics
  • New pre-OOBE graphics. It is changed to show the Windows 7 logo, which has the text "WELCOME GENIUS" written on it
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 15 new themes included
  • 78 new wallpapers included
  • One new screensaver included, "Holiday Clock"
  • New icon set. The folder icon now says "GENIUS" on it.
  • 583 cursors, using the set from Windows Elmasry XP SP3. All cursors are removed, and can only be applied with the built-in themes
  • 586 new fonts included


  • CCleaner v2.19.901
  • doPDF 7
  • FastStone Image Viewer 4.7
  • GOM Player 2.1.47
  • ImgBurn
  • Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 2
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007
  • RocketDock 1.3.1
  • KMPlayer (in Arabic)
  • WinRAR 4.20
  • EasyDRV (During Installation)
  • Opera 11.01

Customization Utilities

  • LClock 1.0
  • Vista Rainbar 4.3
  • RocketDock 1.3.1
  • ViStart VTP Edition Build 2646
  • VisualTaskTips 3.4


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5


Bootleg quirks

  • ViStart will not work, until you register APITypes with the installme batch script. It has never been registered beforehand.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "GAMALGOOAD" and "FAKRAA".
  • The computer name is set to "GENIUSXP".
  • The workgroup name is set to "GENIUSSESTYM".