Windows XP Alternative 12.5.2

Windows XP Alternative 12.5.2
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP Alternative 12.5.2
The desktop of Windows XP Alternative 12.5.2
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMay 27, 2012
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size536.9 MiB
Download linkAltXP_v12.5.2.ISO
Date addedDecember 31, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows XP Alternative 12.5.2 (May 2012) is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Alt_77. It released on May 27, 2012, and was added to the archive on December 31, 2023.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, with UpdatePack-XPSP3-Rus 12.5.15 integrated. It comes with 5 themes, and some programs. It has many updates preintegrated. It comes with registry tweaks. It is unattended and preactivated.

It automatically sets OEM branding depending on your processor.

The ISO was made using nLite.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • OEM branding is included

Look and feel

  • New default theme, which happens to be Windows Classic. It has been made brighter. The wallpaper is blank, and it is black.
  • 5 new themes included. All of the themes have the same icon set, except for cursor set. The Windows XP theme has its wallpaper replaced.
  • 8 new wallpapers included, and 9 default wallpapers replaced
  • 5 new screensavers included
  • 5 new cursor sets
  • New avatar set, courtesy of Картинки учётных записей пользователей 1.0.
  • The Segoe UI fonts are included, courtesy of Шрифты Segoe из Vista 1.0.
  • All of the icons are hidden by default


  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2 r202
  • HashTab Shell Extension

Customization Utilities

  • TaskbarIC


  • 3D Windows XP
  • Bubbles
  • Fflower
  • Flurry
  • Focus
  • Hypnogenic Rain


  • DirectX 9.0c June 2010
  • DLLs Full (including Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, 2008, 2010)
  • Internet Explorer 8 (in Russian)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1
  • MSXML 4.0
  • Root Certificate Updates April 6, 2012


  • Image Mastering API v2.0 и обновление IMAPI для Blu-Ray KB952011 (Pck_IMAP.inf)
  • Microsoft Kernel and User Mode Driver Framework version 1.9 (Pck_WDF.inf)
  • Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client KB969084 (Pck_RDC7.inf)
  • Windows Automation API KB2564958 (Pck_WAPI.inf)
  • Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool KB892130 (Pck_WGA.inf)
  • Базовый пакет поставщика службы криптографии смарт-карт (Pck_BCSP.inf)
  • Дополнительные апплеты панели управления (TweakUI; CPLPlus.inf)
  • Драйвер для ICCD смарт-карт KB952013 (Pck_ICCD.inf)
  • Клиентские расширения предпочтений групповых политик для ОС Windows XP KB943729 (Pck_GPPC.inf)
  • Непубличные технические обновления для Windows XP SP3 (Unofficial Hotfixes; Pck_HF.inf)
  • Обновление Windows Media Player 9 KB952069, KB954155, KB973540, KB978695, KB975558 and KB2378111 (Pck_WMP.inf)
  • Обновление для Internet Explorer KB2544521 (Pck_IE.inf)
  • Ответчик обнаружения топологии уровня связи KB922120-v6 (Pck_LLTD.inf)
  • Пакет Windows Feature Pack for Storage (32-разрядный) - обновление IMAPI для Blu-Ray (Pck_IMAP.inf)
  • Поддержка файловой системы exFAT KB955704 (Pck_EXFT.inf)
  • Установщик пакетов для Windows KB898461 (Pck_Pkg.inf)


Bootleg quirks

  • The setup finalization script does a numerous amount of things, such as:
    • Disable DEP
    • Re-enable the Guest account and allow it to network with other computers
    • Allow ports 139/445/137/138
    • Disable ZIPFLDR
    • Apply Support Information on top of the automatically generated OEM branding
    • Have the icon cache cleaner run once on startup
    • And lastly, If .NET Framework exists, set it up for RunOnceEx along with DirectX.
  • The "Press any key to boot from CD" message now includes this bootleg's name at the end.

CD contents and other info

  • The autorun is removed.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "User" and "COMP".
  • The workgroup name is set to "workgroup".