Windows Vista Black Dream SP2

Windows Vista Black Dream SP2
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Vista Black Dream SP2
The desktop of Windows Vista Black Dream SP2
Original OSWindows XP SP2
Release dateMarch 12, 2008
AuthorTran Quoc Hoang, Nguyen Thi Hanh
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size671.7 MiB
Date addedApril 12, 2023
Live CDNo

Not to be confused with Windows Vista Black Dream SP3, which is since lost to time.

Windows Vista Black Dream SP2 is a bootleg Windows XP SP2 edition, which was created by Tran Quoc Hoang and Nguyen Thi Hanh. It released to, on March 12, 2008, and was added to the archive on April 12, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP2 ISO. It styles the OS after Windows Vista as advertised in the name, and adds some programs, many themes and wallpapers, and updates and drivers. It has an autorun, where you can launch the WPI to install additional programs. It is preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite 1.4.1, and the autorun was made with AutoRun Pro Enterprise.

Changes from Windows XP SP2

Minor changes

  • The Winver banner is updated
  • OEM branding is included

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics
  • New boot graphics
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 3 new themes included
  • New icon set
  • New Aero cursor set
  • New Windows Vista sound scheme
  • 39 new gadgets included


  • Alky for Applications 1.0

Software on the CD

  • ACDSee Photo Manager 10 (cracked)
  • Adobe Reader v8.1.2
  • CPU-Z v1.44.1
  • DFX Winamp v8.402
  • DFX Windows Media Player v8.402
  • Diskeeper Pro Premier 2008 (cracked)
  • Foxit PDF Reader v2.2
  • GPU-Z v0.1.7.0
  • HDD Life Pro v3.0
  • IDM 5.12 (cracked, registered to Tran Quoc Hoang)
  • JetAudio v7.0.5 Plus VX
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 (cracked, organization [email protected])
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Orbit Download v2.6.3
  • Powertoy Calculator
  • Recover My Files v3.98 (cracked)
  • System Tools (PsShutdown, Regmon, Filemon, Process Explorer, Rootkit Revealer, PageDefrag, Autoruns, System Information for Windows and XPLite (cracked))
  • TuneUp Utilities 2007 v6.0
  • UltraISO v9.0.0.2336 (cracked, registered to Matthew Loukes1)
  • UniKey v4.0 RC1
  • WinRAR v3.71 Final
  • Winamp v5.5.1
  • XnView v1.92 Full (cracked, registered to Tran Quoc Hoang)

Customization Utilities

  • VisualTaskTips v2.3


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Windows Defender


Bootleg quirks

  • The default theme has a different wallpaper from what is set on the first boot.

CD contents and other info

  • When you open the autorun, you have to enter in an authentication code. Down below the text input, it clearly says what the authentication code is. What even is the point of having an authentication code if you already know it anyway? Anyways, the authentication code is "hoang".
  • The autorun plays Dragostea Din Tei on startup.
  • The WPI plays Con Lat Dat - Hoang Chau during installation.
  • The CD has a custom folder background.