Windows Mard XP

Windows Mard XP
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Mard XP
The desktop of Windows Mard XP
Original OSWindows XP SP2
Release dateNovember 2, 2008
AuthorM. Ahmed (aka Mona)
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size316.3 MiB
Download linkMARD XP.iso
Date addedFebruary 5, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows Mard XP is a bootleg Windows XP SP2 edition, which was created by M Ahmed (also known as Mona on the Wincert forums). It released on November 2, 2008, and was added to the archive on February 5, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP2 ISO. It adds one theme, and many wallpapers. It updates the icons, and UI a bit. It comes with its own autorun, which is a one-to-one replica of the regular Windows XP setup, only with a different UI and some changed links here and there. It is unattended, and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite, and the autorun was made with AutoPlay Media Studio 7.1.1000.0.

Changes from Windows XP SP2

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS and copying text is changed
  • The Winver banner has been updated
  • OEM branding is included along with Support Information

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, wallpaper, and icon set
  • 12 new wallpapers included
  • New Windows Vista sound scheme


Bootleg quirks

  • 1 deleted wallpaper can be found in the wallpaper's thumbnail cache.
  • The "WINDOWS" directory has been renamed to "MARD".

CD contents and other info

  • You can access a link to the author's Wincert profile in the Autorun.

Bootleg quirks

  • The full name and organization is set to "M" and "AHMED".
  • The computer name is set to "HULK".
  • The workgroup is set to "TOUKH".