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Windows Mega 1.0

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Windows Mega 1.0
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Mega 1.0
The desktop of Windows Mega 1.0
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMarch 10, 2014
AuthorFouad Laz
Country of OriginCairo, Egypt
Language(s)English
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size687.5 MiB
Download linkWindows Mega 1.0.iso
Date addedApril 6, 2024
Live CD?No

Windows Mega 1.0 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by the legendary Fouad Laz. It released on March 10, 2014, and was added to the archive on April 6, 2024.

Description

The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO. It comes with AHCI storage drivers.

On the first boot of the OS, it will initially show a stock Windows XP installation, until you get a screen where you will have the choice to pick 3 looks to use. There is Crystal Mega, Windows Mega (default) and Mac Mega. After that, you will get the choice to install and pick the additional programs that come with this bootleg you want to use.

The Windows Mega look is heavily reliant on the Neon Skin Pack 2.0, which is responsible for the new theme and most of the visual enhancements this bootleg comes with. It has some programs included (excluding additional programs). The default wallpaper is picked at random, which goes for all of the other looks.

The Crystal Mega look comes with cracked WindowBlinds 6.1 build 55, which is taken straight from Windows AnGeL Live 2.0, and the Slan Skin Pack 1.0. WindowBlinds' default Diamond theme has been specially modified by the AnGeL Live author.

The Mac Mega look utilizes the Mountain Lion Skin Pack, with an obscene amount of customization utilities integrated. At least a quarter of them do not function, and one that is supposed to run on startup does not work due to a programming error. It is the only look that can very well be considered the true successor to Windows Mac OS XP.

It comes with its own boot selector. Through it, you can access the bootleg and Hiren's BootCD Mini 2010 (only has partition utilities).

It comes with its own autorun. It has a relatively original design - it is styled after a store receipt. Typical autorun links are displayed as "items". They seem to be free items and do not have any tax costs. There is a shutdown button on the bottom left, and if you click it, the autorun disappears. The receipt # is 56734M. One can only wonder what kind of chemicals this one is laced with. Keep in mind, that the date is 3 months after this bootleg came out.

It is unattended and preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite 1.4.9.1 and Windows Unattended CD Creator 0.9.8, the autorun used was AutoPlay Media Studio, and the boot selector used was EasyBoot 5.1.0.566. The ISO was touched up with UltraISO 7.6E.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed to "Windows Mega Xp 1.0 Setup".
  • The text-mode setup copying text is changed to "For Windows Mega Xp 1.0 Technical Support Please Call 0111-0025203". The text below that now says "Mega is copying files". The status bar text now says "Windows Mega Xp 1.0".
  • The setup now starts in 1024x768.
  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information. No OEM logo though.

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The countdown has been moved to the bottom left
  • New pre-OOBE graphics
  • New OOBE video
  • The OOBE is skipped. There are unused OOBE graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 40 new wallpapers included, 1 extra wallpaper that changes depending on what look you chose

Software

  • Free Fire Screensaver 2.00.120
  • Mirro Player
  • Neon Skin Pack 2.0
    • RocketDock 1.3.5 (comes with icon pack and style)
    • Y'z Shadow 2.3 beta 2
    • Y'z ToolBar 1.3
    • UberIcon 1.0.4
  • Right Click Image Converter 2.2 (cracked, registered to stephenteh {RES})
  • Super Games
    • Flash Chess
    • Flash Strike
    • Gold Miner Vegas 1.10 (Flash)
    • Roby Baggio Magical Kicks (Flash)
    • Jumping Jelly Beans (Flash)
    • King Defenders (Flash)
    • Pokemon Breakdown Blast (Flash)
    • Race Choppers (Flash)
    • Rainbow Monkey Rundown (Flash)
    • Super Flash Mario Bros. (Flash)
  • XnView Shell Extension 3.5.0

Screensavers

  • RocketDock 1.3.5 (comes with new icon pack, theme is now default theme Vista)
  • Allah Remembrance (Screensaver)
  • Flurry 1.1.1.11 (Screensaver)
  • Sachs Marine Aquarium (named Speed max) (Screensaver)

Software on the CD (Additional Programs)

  • Yahoo! Messenger 11.5.0.228-us
  • Foxit Reader (misspelled as foxit reder)
  • Nero Express 8.1.1.3 (cracked, registered to Bernard GILET of PortableAppZ)
  • K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 9.5.5
  • WinRAR 4.20 (cracked, registered to WinRAR, comes with WinRAR Live 48 x 48 theme)
  • AIMP 3.55 build 1338
  • DirectX 10 for XP
  • Internet Download Manager 6.17 build 6 (cracked, registered to WINDOWS SPEED MAX; misspelled as download manger)
  • Google Chrome 35.0.1862.2 (misspelled as google Chorme)
  • UltraISO 9.0.0.2336 (cracked, registered to Matthew Loukes1)
  • Adobe Flash Player 12.0 r43
  • Any Video Converter Ultimate 4.6.0 (cracked, registered to Vovan, in Arabic)
  • TuneUp Utilities 2013 13.0.3020.7 (cracked, registered to Twisted EndZ of +TE2013+, email TE2013@email.com)

Crystal Mega

  • WindowBlinds 6.1 build 55 (cracked, borrowed from Windows AnGeL Live 2.0)
  • Slan Skin Pack 1.0

Mac Mega

  • Mountain Lion Skin Pack
    • DeskDrive 1.8.1
    • DesktopCoral
    • DesktopFast
    • Finder (Finger XP)
    • Finderbar 1.5
    • Leftsider 1.03
    • MC 3.03 Beta
    • RocketDock 1.3.5 (comes with Mac icon pack and theme)
    • ShutOff
    • Standalone Stack 2.0.7
    • Switcher 2.0.0.2705
    • T-Clock 2010 build 95
    • UberIcon 1.0.4
    • VirtuaWin 4.1
    • WinExpose 1.0
    • WinRoll 2.0
    • XLaunchpad 1.0.7.524
    • XWidget 1.5.0.612
    • Y'z Shadow 2.3 beta 3

Notes

Remarks

  • The author of this article, who is also the one behind Windows Mac OS XP, has decided to abstain from the humorous and overly formal article format for the time being. We regret to be pleased to tell you we are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • The Mac Mega screenshots and the actual Mac Mega look are completely different. The taskbar is not on the top in the actual.

Bootleg quirks

  • Even though there are new OOBE graphics, the OOBE is skipped, so they will never show up. To access the unused OOBE graphics, you will have to change the UnattendSwitch value in WINNT.SIF from "Yes" to "No". That controls if the OOBE shows or not.
  • There is a binary for the virtual Vn-570MS calculator in All Users' Accessories.
  • A quarter of the customization utilities in Mac Mega's skin pack don't work.
  • Finderbar, a program that is intended to start on startup in Mac Mega, doesn't work due to faulty coding.
  • The passwords for Windows Mega 1.0's self-extractors are adobe123.
  • The default username is "mega".

CD contents and other info

  • The CD label is set to "Windows Mega 1.0".
  • The CD comes with its own custom icon.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "mega pc" and "fouad laz".
  • The computer name is set to "MEGA".
  • The workgroup name is set to "mega group".

Gallery

Pre-install

Windows Mega

Crystal Mega

Mac Mega

Extracted resources