Windows Vista Xtreme Edition

Windows Vista Xtreme Edition
Crusty Windows bootleg
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateJune 3, 2008
AuthorBenjamin Samson
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size3.26 GB
Live CDNo

Windows Vista Xtreme Edition (also known as Windows Vista Xtreme Edition 2008) is a currently lost Windows XP SP3 bootleg, which was created by Benjamin Samson. It released on June 3, 2008.

It is his first real bootleg, which superceded the one that came before, Windows Vista Ultimate Fancy, which was originally made as a test. The successor to this bootleg is Windows Vista Black Edition.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO. Like Benjamin's previous bootleg, it is themed after Windows Vista, and is done very well at that.

It has much of the same features and programs as its predecessor, even including the very same Aero Glass theme (which is just WindowBlinds, if you recall). The theme selection is more focused towards Aero-lookalikes this time around. It comes with Microsoft Office 2007, where as before it was Office 2003. DirectX 10 is integrated, along with a new logon screensaver and many "DreamScene" wallpapers. A heavy metal song is included, too.

It comes with its own autorun, with 3 software packs, the most software packs ever seen in a Benjamin bootleg to date.

There would be more useful information, but at that point it would all just be guesstimates. There's only so much information to work with, you know.


Known download links:

Benjamin's original blog post's download links:
Password: warez_ben


Reupload by AcTiVe TeAm.

Password: AcTiVe TeAm

Changes from Windows XP SP3

  • Mostly the same changes from Ultimate Fancy.


Keep in mind, that this is not 100% concrete. The Andre666 blog post did not make it obvious what's part of the bootleg itself and what's part of the software packs, so expect many errors.

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • CCleaner
  • Flame Screensavers
  • Image Burn v2.4
  • Integrated Digital Sound Plugins for All types of Media Player
  • J-Creator v4.5
  • Java Runtime Environment 6 Update 6
  • Mozilla Firefox v2.0
  • New Latest Video’s and Musics
  • QuickTime Alternative 1.7
  • Real Alternative
  • Registry Tweak
  • System Tools
  • WinRAR
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Sidebar
  • Windows Vista Media Player Dolby Surround II Plugins

Customization Utilities

  • Blur Effect for Xtreme (same Blur Effect from Ultimate Fancy?)
  • LClock
  • Original Aero Glass Theme from Vista
  • Original Dremescene Screensavers for Xtreme
  • Original Microsoft Vista Games
  • Original Vista Logon Screensaver for Xtreme
  • UberIcon
  • Vista Date and Time (edited applet)
  • Vista Display Personalization (edited applet)
  • Vista Drive For Xtreme (VistaDriveIcon/VistaDriveIndicator?)
  • Vista Explorer (Styler?)
  • Vista System Properties (System Properties from Ultimate Fancy?)
  • Visual Instant For Xtreme (VisualToolTip?)
  • Welcome Center for Xtreme Edition (xFree Welcome Center?)
  • Windows 3D-Flip Effect
  • Windows Live Calendar For Xtreme
  • Windows Photo Gallery (replica from Ultimate Fancy)
  • Windows Ultimate Extra’s for Xtreme Edition


  • DirectX 10 (Genuine)
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Latest Hotfixes Upto May 2008
  • Microsoft .NET Framework v2.0
  • Microsoft Silverlight v1.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable

Control Panel Extensions

  • Advanced UPX Shell
  • Boot Safe
  • Bootvis
  • CPU-Z
  • Clear Type Tuning
  • Dial a Fix
  • DirectX
  • Driver Backup
  • HostXpert
  • Java
  • MS Autoplay repair wizard
  • MS Configuration
  • MSI Cleanup Utility
  • Memory Test
  • Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM
  • QuickTime
  • Refresh Tools
  • Software Explorers
  • Startup Control Panel
  • TweakUI
  • User Accounts 2
  • Windows Card Space
  • Windows Task Manager
  • Windows Update List
  • Wireless Network Setup Wizard

Software on the CD (clobbered Software Packs)

  • All CODECS for Windows Vista Media Player
  • Apple I-Tunes
  • Arcsoft Photo Studio
  • Ashampoo Music Studio
  • Avast Professional Edition v 4.8
  • Broadband Full Speed
  • Cyberlink Power DVD 8 Ultra Edition
  • Damn NFO Viewer
  • FFD Blu-ray Codecs
  • K-Lite Codec Package v3.95
  • MSN Messenger 9
  • Media Center 12
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007 (Genuine)
  • Microsoft Super Pack! (Speaker Enhancement and more)
  • Nero 8.2
  • Norton Ghost 14
  • Partition Magic 8.05
  • Power ISO v4
  • Real Player Gold Plus 11
  • Roxio DVD Decoder
  • Sonic Record Now Technology
  • Spyware Doctor v5.5
  • Star Codecs
  • URGE for Windows Vista Media Player
  • Ultra ISO 9.x
  • Vista Codecs
  • XVID Codecs
  • Zoner Photo Studio 10