Windows Twister Live 3.0

Windows Twister Live 3.0
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Twister Live 3.0
The desktop of Windows Twister Live 3.0
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMay 31, 2011
AuthorAhmed Hashem
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size697.9 MiB
Download linkTwIsTeR.iso
Date addedApril 6, 2024
Live CDNo

Windows Twister Live 3.0 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Ahmed Hashem. It released on March 2, 2008, and was added to the archive on April 6, 2024.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, with DriverPacks version 901r3 integrated. It comes with many themes and wallpapers, and programs.

It is preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite and Windows Unattended CD Creator 0.9.5.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • New desktop context menu item added to the top, it does nothing
  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information
  • The Run icon is changed
  • Winver banner is changed

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The background is replaced, the billboard and steps text is fully in Arabic, and the progress bar now flashes pale in dark red
  • New boot graphics
  • The OOBE is skipped
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme and wallpaper
  • 12 new themes included
  • 58 new wallpapers included
  • 2 new screensavers included
  • New icon set
  • New cursor set
  • New sound scheme


Customization Utilities

  • Windows Sidebar (comes with 31 gadgets)

Software on the CD

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r32
  • Adobe Reader 8.1.2
  • Internet Download Manager 6.05 build 1 (cracked, registered to Registered)
  • K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 6.0.4
  • Quran
  • WinRAR 4.00
  • Winamp 5.572
  • Yahoo! Messenger


Bootleg quirks

  • 141 unused wallpapers can be found in the wallpaper's thumbnail cache file.
  • The "Quran" app is hidden away in Program Files. A screenshot of it is attached in the Gallery.

CD contents and other info

  • WINNT.SIF has a filedate of July 30, 2011, despite this bootleg being made on May 31, 2011.
  • The CD label is set to "TwIsTeR".
  • The autorun has received a new icon set, and the CD is now set to use it.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "VIBRATION" and "MyEgY.CoM".
  • The computer name is set to "TWISTER".
  • The JoinWorkgroup line has nothing after it.