Windows Kamaleon

Windows Kamaleon
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Kamaleon
The desktop of Windows Kamaleon
Original OSWindows XP SP2
Release dateAugust 12, 2007
AuthorCide Machine
CountryPura Vida, Costa Rica
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size702.4 MiB
Download linkWindows Kamaleon.iso
Date addedFebruary 3, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows Kamaleon is a bootleg Windows XP SP2 edition, which was created by Cide Machine. It released on August 12, 2007, and was added to the archive on February 3, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP2 ISO, which styles the OS with a Vista theme. It comes with new programs, themes, wallpapers, cursors and registry tweaks. It comes with its own autorun. It is unattended and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite 1.3.5.

Changes from Windows XP SP2

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The slideshow text has been changed
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 19 new wallpapers included, mainly consisting of grass / nature related wallpapers
  • New icon set
  • New Aero cursor set
  • New Vista sound scheme


Software on the CD

  • Ad-Aware SE Professional 1.0.6
  • Adobe Acrobat Lite 7.0.8
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r28
  • Adobe Shockwave
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.0.2211a Deluxe
  • ESET NOD32 2.70.23 (cracked; comes with NOD32 FiX 2.1)
  • Java SE 6
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 (cracked, registered to Windows Kamaleon of The houze!)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Nero Lite
  • Opera 9.21
  • TuneUp Utilities 2007 6.0.2200 (cracked, registered to Windows of Paradise)
  • WinRAR 3.70 (cracked, registered to Darketernal; comes with WinRAR Jr 1.01 skin)
  • Winamp 5.33 Pro
  • Windows Live Messenger 8.1.0178.00

Customization Utilities

  • VisualTaskTips 2.1


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, 2.0 with Security Updates
  • Windows Media Player 11


Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • There is a duplicate copy of NOD32 in the CD's Install directory.
  • The CD has a new icon.
  • The CD label is set to "Windows Kamaleon".

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name is set to "Windows Kamaleon".
  • The organization is set to "".
  • The computer name is set to "WINDOWS_Kamaleon".