Windows Vista Live CD

Windows Vista Live CD
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows Vista Live CD
The desktop of Windows Vista Live CD
Original OSWindows Vista RTM
Release dateJanuary 3, 2007
Language(s)English, Russian
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size125 MB
Download linkWindows Vista LiveCD.iso
Date addedDecember 12, 2021
Live CDYes

Windows Vista Live CD is a bootleg Windows Vista RTM live CD based on VistaPE, which was created by NightMan (who is also the creator of VistaPE).

It released on January 3, 2007, and was added to the archive on December 12, 2021. It is one of the earliest Windows Vista bootlegs known to exist, next to Windows Vista Game Edition 2008.


The bootleg is a stripped down Windows Vista RTM PE distribution, which is both a live CD and a lite distribution. It comes with many useful utilities, graphical and command-line included.

The ISO was made using VistaPE (based on WinBuilder).

Changes from Windows Vista RTM

Minor changes

  • Essential PE utilities like PE Network Configurator and PE Shell Swapper have been added
  • Total Commander has been added to the CD root as a way of navigating folders on the system, as there is no Explorer

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • The distribution has been significantly altered - the Explorer shell is completely exterminated, and nearly everything is stripped out

Look and feel

  • New Fedora Inverse cursor scheme


  • Advanced PCI Info 1.4
  • Angel Writer 3.1 Build 380
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag
  • Domain Password Resetor Service Installer (Y:\Dc-PASS\
  • Dependency Walker 2.1.3623
  • Foxit Reader 2.0.2006.930 (in Russian)
  • HDD Scan v2.7
  • HWPnp
  • LanSpy 2.0 (in Russian)
  • MBRFix
  • MBRWizard 2.0
  • Miranda 0.5.1
  • MsKeys 1.0 (in Russian)
  • Notepad2 1.0.12
  • NTPWEdit 0.2
  • Opera 9.10
  • Password Renew for NT's v1.1-BETA
  • PServ 2.6
  • PuTTY 0.58
  • Quick 'n Easy FTP Server 3.01
  • RegistryLoaderPE v1.0.12
  • ServicesPE v1.0a
  • Simple Socket File Transfer
  • Small CD-Writer 1.33
  • SoftPerfect Network Scanner V2.4
  • The Bee 1.08
  • WinSCP 3.8.2 Build 330
  • WinUpdatesList v1.12
  • xCHM v1.8
  • XP-Key-Reader

Software on the CD

  • Total Commander 7.0 public beta 2


Bootleg quirks

  • The bootleg is partially in Russian because you can find Russian writing in some places, such as in the Programs list there is romanized Russian for the word "Разное" (Raznoe), and in a few of the bundled programs they start in Russian language.