Windows XP Black Edition 2012-03-17

Windows XP Black Edition 2012-03-17
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP Black Edition 2012-03-17
The desktop of Windows XP Black Edition 2012-03-17
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMarch 17, 2012
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size627.7 MiB
Download linkWinXPBlackEdition2010.iso
Date addedNovember 15, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows XP Black Edition (2012-03-17) is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created as part of the Integral Edition series by Ramsey. It originally released on August 20, 2008, and this build of this bootleg released on March 17, 2012, and was added to the archive on November 15, 2023.

Windows XP Black Edition was this bootleg's former name before it changed to Windows XP Integral Edition on September 12, 2015. In the very beginning, it was Windows XP Pirate Edition, until it got changed on January 24, 2009.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO with DriverPacks version 12.03, Windows XP Post-SP3 Update Pack (QFE) version 20120313, OnePiece WMP Update Pack 2.5.0 and OnePiece IE8 Update Pack 3.2.0 integrated. It aims to provide the absolute best experience of Windows XP possible, making it as fully up to date as possible and adding many new programs, security updates, etc.

It comes with its now ubiquitous RunOnce segment. The main star of the show is the Auto Setup, which is a series of automated installations and extra tweaks performed by a batch script which runs once on the first boot. It is presented in a bright lime green color, and there is a goblin prominently grabbing the bar that tells you what portion of the automatic setup it is on. It is so good, that Gold Windows XP 2016 copied it! It also comes with extra programs and preconfigured settings (registry tweaks), both of which you are asked to choose if you want them or not by the RunOnce segment. The setup will proceed differently depending on the options you pick.

You can view the full procedure of the Auto Setup and every step it does (including the extra programs/preconfigured settings) further down below.

It is preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • The setup now uses the Windows 2000 style

Look and feel

  • New default theme, wallpaper, Windows 7 icon and Aero cursor set (if you install the Preconfigured Settings)
  • 6 new themes included (if you install the Preconfigured Settings)


  • Adobe Flash Player 11.1 r102 (


  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929)
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Media Player 11
  • Microsoft European Union Expansion Font Update v1.2
  • Microsoft XML Core Services v4.0 Service Pack 3 (KB973685)
  • Windows XP Root Certificates Update (KB931125) Version February 2012
  • Windows XP CAPICOM v2102
  • Microsoft Windows Update Web Control 7.4.7600.243
  • Microsoft Update Catalog Web Control 7.4.7057.248
  • DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime 9.29.1962.0 (June 2010)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Windows XP BitLocker to Go Reader 1.0
  • Windows XP CAPICOM
  • Windows XP exFAT Filesystem Driver 1.0
  • Windows XP Image Mastering API Update for Blu-Ray Media 1.0
  • Windows XP Smart Card Driver 1.0

Extra Programs

  • 7-Zip 9.20
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5.0.61118.0
  • Java 7 Update 3
  • Windows User Profile Hive Cleanup Service 1.6g
  • Windows XP Powertoy - ClearType Tuner 1.01
  • Windows XP Powertoy - Alt-Tab Replacement 1.0
  • Open Command Prompt Shell Extension 2.1.0
  • HashCheck Shell Extension 2.1.11
  • Unlocker 1.9.1 (with toolbars removed, has own setup script)
  • SumatraPDF 1.9
  • Virtual CloneDrive
  • K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 8.4.0 (with unattended installation script)
  • Windows Genuine Advantage Crack for 1.9.0042.0

nLite addons

  • Windows XP Post-SP3 Update Pack (QFE) (March 14, 2012)
  • OnePiece WMP Update Pack 2.5.0 (addon by OnePiece, July 13, 2011)
  • OnePiece IE8 Update Pack 3.2.0 (addon by OnePiece, February 15, 2012)



  • The ISO name is mislabeled, this bootleg is actually from 2012, not 2010.

Full Auto Setup Documentation

Auto Setup

The first 2 steps go for all of the other sections.

  1. Set color to 10 (bright green) and move to the path the script is running in via PUSHD.
  2. First, wait 3 full seconds before doing anything.
  3. Then, add registry keys to run the Regional and Language Options and Date and Time applets once, so the user may configure it to their liking.
  4. Install the MF4SBF Patch (Microsoft .NET Framework v4 - Slow Windows XP Boot Fix) into the All Users' Startup folder. What the patch does is it looks for the NGEN service and disables it, as it causes slowdown issues.
  5. Run the fixmapi utility and register inetcomm.dll, this is because Outlook Express has been removed from the distribution and these commands are required to be ran after doing so.
  6. Set the Password Expires flag to false on the Owner account (the default account).
  7. Execute the DriverPacks Finisher.
  8. Execute the Extra Programs Dialog Box, then the Preconfigured Settings Dialog Box. Both of these are HTA applications. Documentation for both of the corresponding sections will be provided below.
  9. And lastly, if everything went well, skip to the FINISH label which will print a message indicating that the Auto Setup is finished. Wait 3 seconds, and initiate a shutdown which counts down from 27 seconds, the message of which tells the user to remove the disc from the optical disk drive.

Extra Programs

  • See this subsection in the Software section.

Preconfigured Settings

  1. Copy extra custom setting files to a new folder called Custom Settings in Documents and Settings. There are also extra VBS files that get copied to a new subfolder called Scripts.
    1. Also, if you didn't install the Extra Programs earlier in the Auto Setup, setting scripts and anything else pertaining to them will not get copied over.
  2. Add a RunOnce entry to run the "New Created User Account Settings" script into Default User's NTUSER.DAT registry hive.
  3. Copy "RECOMMENDED PROGRAMS TO INSTALL.txt" to the Desktop. What this text file contains is self-explanatory.
  4. Install the custom themes (spelled as costume in the batch script).
  5. Execute 4 scripts which all pertain to system and user settings for Windows XP and the Extra Programs (if you installed them earlier). What they contain will also be documented down below.
  6. Skip to FINISH label.

New Created User Account Settings

  1. Run the Windows XP User Settings script.
  2. Reset the K-Lite Codec Pack settings to default.
  3. If it exists, run the Extra Programs User Settings.
  4. Logoff the user after waiting 6 seconds.

Windows XP User Settings

  1. Apply the Windows XP User Settings registry script.
  2. Execute TaskBarCmd 1.1, which will autohide the taskbar.
  3. Execute Toggle Quick Launch, which does what its name says. The Quick Launch should show up as a result of its actions.
  4. Run the Windows Media Player and IExpress Shortcut Creator VBS files. The former adds WMP to the Desktop and Quick Launch, and the latter adds IExpress to Accessories in the current user's programs.
  5. Delete the Remote Assistance shortcut in the current user's programs.
  6. Delete the default Internet Explorer feed links.
  7. Delete the default Windows XP Favorite URL links.
  8. Execute a script which will create Windows XP Favorite URL links.
    • There are 7 subfolders which get created, named Links, Games, Music, Programs, Music, Video, Various and Warze (sic).
    1. Links:
    2. Games:,,,,,, and
    3. Music:,,
    4. Programs:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    5. Music (again):, (EDM)
    6. Video:,,,
    7. Various:,,,,,,,
    8. Warze:,,,,,,,,,
  9. If it doesn't already exist, create the My Videos folder in the My Documents folder and reroute the shell folders (both current user and All Users) to it.
  10. Set the default theme to the debut theme of this bootleg - Royale Remixed 1.47.
The aforementioned registry file
Folder view and Taskbar
  • Similar taskbar buttons are no longer grouped.
  • The volume tray icon won't show up anymore.
  • You can now see contents of system folders.
  • File extensions are now displayed across all files.
  • Hidden files and folders are now displayed.
  • Protected operating system files are now displayed.
  • Highlighting new programs on the Start menu has been disabled.
  • The My Computer, My Network Places, My Documents and Internet Explorer icons are now displayed on the desktop
  • The number of maximum folder view settings Windows will remember is raised to 10000.
  • The taskbar is no longer locked.
  • Inactive tray icons are no longer hidden.
  • The Favorites, My Network Places and Network Connections links in the Start menu are now displayed.
  • The Set Program Access and Defaults, Help and Support, My Music, My Pictures and Printers and Faxes links in the Start menu are no longer displayed.
  • The Internet and Email links in the top of the Start menu's recent programs listing are no longer displayed.
  • The amount of frequently accessed programs the Start menu will show is raised to 10.
  • Start menu will now use Small Icons.
  • High color icons are enabled by default.
  • ClearType is now enabled by default.
General Customation (sic)
  • There are commented out provisions for setting the Command Prompt foreground color to green.
  • New shortcuts will no longer have the "Shortcut to..." prefix on them.
General settings
  • Set up the regional and language settings to use Luxembourg times. Set the two digit year maximum values to 2039. Set the geographical country to Luxembourg.
  • Hide the additional language bar icons.
  • 2 new keyboard layouts added - German (Luxembourg) and French (Luxembourg).
  • The StickyKeys/FilterKeys/ToggleKeys shortcuts have now been disabled.
  • The "Close Language Bar" and "Confirm Toolbar Close" dialog prompts will no longer appear.
  • Disable the Display Settings balloon notifications.
  • The Search Assistant has been disabled.
  • Advanced Search will always be used by default.
  • Search has been configured to search system folders, including hidden files and folders, case sensitive filenames and tape backups.
  • The menu show delay is now 100.
  • The web Open With dialog will no longer show up, and will instead display the normal dialog.
Internet Explorer 8
  • The IE tour has been disabled.
  • The Compatibility View button is disabled, and additionally the balloon popup for it as well.
  • The menu bar is gone.
  • The IE toolbar will only show icons with no labels.
  • Internet Explorer auto-complete forms are now enabled.
  • Search providers can now serve download updates to you.
  • The default IE8 search provider (Bing) has now been removed.
  • 3 new search providers have been added, Scroogle (in HTTPS protocol), Google and Yahoo!
  • The default search provider is now Google.
  • The main start page is now the Zone54 website.
  • Suggested sites are now disabled.
  • The Popup Blocker is now enabled by default.
  • The SmartScreen filter has been disabled.
  • Automatic prompting for file downloads have been enabled.
  • Mixed content is now accepted, removing the annoying HTTPS popup.
  • The download box now closes automatically when a download is completed.
  • The amount of days before browser history is pruned is raised to 42 days.
  • The Temporary Internet Files cache size limit is raised to 500 MB.
  • There are commented out provisions for emptying the Temporary Internet Files on exit.
  • The Delete Browsing History options have been set to delete all browser data.
  • Third-party cookies are now blocked.
  • Zone crossing warnings have been disabled.
  • Image placeholders for unloaded images are now displayed.
  • New tabs will now show your first homepage.
  • Session history tabs will be saved on exit.
  • Internet Explorer will no longer warn you when you try to exit the browser.
  • ActiveX is now allowed by default on the Microsoft Update domains.
Windows Media Player 11
  • Windows Media Player will now make desktop and Quick Launch shortcuts automatically.
  • The Welcome screen at first start has been disabled.
  • Automatic codec downloading is now disabled.
  • The dialog box that appears when you try to minimize Windows Media Player will now no longer show up.
  • Shuffle Mode is now off by default.
  • DirectX video acceleration is now enabled.
  • The default visualization plugin is now set to Alchemy.
  • Windows Media Player will now no longer automatically rip discs when they are inserted.
  • When CD ripping is complete, WMP will now eject the CD automatically.
  • The format to use for CD ripping is now MP3, and the audio bitrate to use is now set to 192 Kbps.
  • Default CD burning speed is set to Fast.
  • Playlists will now save in M3U format to the disc.
  • Updating and displaying media file information from the internet is now disabled.
  • Automatic downloading of usage rights is no longer performed when playing a file.
  • Files will no longer be deleted when deleting them from a Library.
  • Played media files will not be added to the Library.
  • Advanced searching is now present for Monitor Folders.
  • The contents of a playlist will not be deleted when deleting a playlist.
  • No more converting video files in the background.
  • Windows Media Player's skin has been recolored to dark black and gray.
  • Automatically searching for network folders and printers have been disabled.
  • The number of maximum connections to a HTTP server is raised to 50, and the number of maximum connections to a HTTP 1.0 server is raised to 100.
Startup / Shutdown
  • When shutting down the system, all tasks will be automatically ended. The timeout before hung apps are gracefully terminated is 10 seconds, and the time until hung apps are killed is 1 minute.
Sytem (sic) Performance
  • Thumbnail caching has been disabled
  • All Windows Explorer windows will now launch in a separate instance.
  • The full path is now displayed in the Explorer title bar.
  • Windows will now remember folder view settings for up to 10000 folders.
  • Real file icons will now be displayed in the file list.
  • System context submenus will now be displayed in the File menu.
  • The full row will now be selected when selecting items in 7-Zip.

Windows XP System Settings

  1. Apply the Windows XP System Settings registry script.
  2. Delete the Catalog shortcuts (Microsoft Update Catalog and Windows Catalog) in the All Users' Start menu programs.
  3. Set the computer name to a random name which is formatted as "Computer-%RANDOM:~-4%" in Batch.
  4. Disable the default Administrator account.
  5. Exit, after waiting 6 seconds.
The aforementioned registry file
Context Menus
  • .nfo and .sif files will be treated like normal text files. They have been assigned the same settings as regular text files.
  • You can now register and unregister DLL, OCX and AX files by right clicking on them.
  • You can now pin folders to the Start menu.
Folder view and taskbar
  • Force the Classic Control Panel.
  • Shared Documents are no longer shown in My Computer.
  • The ability to force advanced sharing to share files and folders exists in the code but is commented out.
  • You no longer get a warning popup when you untick Hide protected operating system files in Folder Options.
  • Raise the number of Recent Documents displayed in the Start menu to 18.
  • Raise the Max Cached Icons value to 4096.
  • Raise the thumbnail quality to 80%.
General Customation (sic)
  • Add the legacy Windows 2000 passwords applet, the Group Policy Editor, the Registry Editor, the DirectX Diagnostics Tool, the System Configuration Utility, and the Malicious Software Removal Tool to the Control Panel.
  • Add the Recycle Bin to My Computer.
  • You can now rename the Recycle Bin.
General settings
  • Set the default display resolution to 800x600.
  • Change the registered owner and organization to "Unknown User" and "Unknown Organization". It is also set this way in WINNT.SIF as well.
  • Set the time zone settings to use Romance Daylight/Standard Time.
  • Disable automatically restarting after a blue screen.
  • Disable error reporting, but notify when errors occur.
  • Display verbose security status messages when Windows XP is shutting down or starting up.
  • You are now able to search unknown file types in Windows Search.
  • Enable Windows Installer logging.
  • Windows will no longer truncate extensions to the first 3 letters when performing bulk file operations.
  • You can no longer access Set Program Access and Defaults, neither in the Start Menu nor All Programs.
  • Device Manager is now able to display non-present devices if the Show Hidden Devices option is ticked.
  • Every option in Disk Cleanup except compressing old files has been enabled.
  • Disable searching Windows Update for drivers if new hardware was detected.
Windows Media Player 11
  • Windows Media Player's context menu options have been removed.
  • Recent documents for My Network Places are no longer stored.
  • Hide Scheduled Tasks and Printers and Faxes in network shares for faster network browsing.
Startup / Shutdown
  • There is a commented out provision for unhiding the Administrator account.
  • The Hibernate feature has been enabled.
  • The Hibernate button is now displayed in the shutdown dialog (including the classic one). It is additionally displayed even if the computer is on a domain.
  • This affects the default user: The default screensaver now activates in the login screen, and now takes 5 minutes to activate. Additionally, the monitor will get turned off after 10 minutes.
  • The Security Center's firewall and antivirus monitoring features have been disabled.
  • Windows File Protection and the System File Checker have been disabled completely.
  • The default hidden shares Windows creates are no longer created.
  • Blank login passwords are now allowed.
  • The Administrators group is now the default owner of files instead of the Administrator account.
  • Windows Updates are now set to automatically install.
  • All users including non-elevated ones can now install Windows Updates.
  • The system will no longer automatically restart after installing Windows Updates.
  • The automatic updater's reboot relaunch timeout feature is now enabled, and it will now reprompt for a restart every 24 hours.
  • You can now input web URLs containing user credentials once more in Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.
  • The Windows Firewall has been disabled.
  • CHM files can now be opened over the network. This excludes the Restricted Sites zone.
  • ActiveX controls in CHMs are now allowed except the Internet and Restricted Sites zones.
  • ActiveX controls in CHMs can now perform cross-frame navigation.
  • PIF, SCF, SHB, SHS, and URL files now show their file extensions.
  • Autorun has been disabled on all drives.
  • System Restore is now disabled.
Sytem (sic) Performance
  • Windows will now unload DLLs from memory.
  • The "Run in separate memory space" option is now present in the Run dialog. Additionally, all 16-bit programs will now run in a separate memory space by default.
  • The Prefetcher now runs on boot.
  • Boot files are now defragmented by default, for faster boots.

Extra Programs User Settings

  1. Apply the Extra Programs User Settings registry script.
  2. Start the MPC Shortcut Creator, which will make a MPC-HC shortcut on the Desktop and Quick Launch.
  3. Delete the Windows Media Player shortcuts on the Desktop and Quick Launch (because MPC is installed, making WMP redundant).
  4. Exit, after waiting 6 seconds.
The aforementioned registry file
  • Real file icons will now be displayed in the file list.
  • System context submenus will now be displayed in the File menu.
  • The full row will now be selected when selecting items in 7-Zip.
  • The playlist is now visible by default.
  • The playlist is now docked at the right side.
  • The playlist will now hide itself when in fullscreen mode.
  • MPC-HC will now remember the DVD, file and last window position and size.
  • Custom window proportions have been set for MPC-HC.
  • The default volume is set to 50%.
  • Video auto-zoom has been disabled.
  • The video surface is set to 3D surfaces.
  • Audio normalization has been enabled.
  • There are commented out provisions for the following:
    • The DirectShow video renderer is set to VMR-7 (renderless).
    • The Video Output Resizer is set to Bilinear (PS 2.0).
    • Subtitles: The amount of sub pictures to buffer is raised to 4.
    • Subtitles: The maximum texture resolution is set to "Desktop".
    • Subtitles: Animation buffering is now allowed.
    • Subtitles: Rounding up to the power of two is now disabled.

Extra Programs System Settings

  1. Apply the Extra Programs System Settings registry script.
  2. Delete the Powertoys readme file in the Powertoys for Windows XP program group.
  3. Have SumatraPDF set itself as the default PDF reader.
  4. Delete the Virtual CloneDrive shortcut on the Desktop.
  5. Setup 7-Zip file associations by looping through a preset of archive formats and making 7-Zip associations for them one by one in the registry.
  6. Have MPC-HC automatically setup its file associations.
  7. Setup MPC-HC file icon associations by looping through a preset of audio and then video formats and making DefaultIcon entries for them one by one in the registry.
  8. Unregister the Windows Media Player shell extension.
  9. Exit, after waiting 6 seconds.
The aforementioned registry file
  • Automatic update checking is now enabled
  • Java will now automatically search for updates every day at 3 PM (15:00 in 24 hour time).
  • Java will now notify if new updates are available
  • Delete the Unlocker Assistant's Run entry.

Changelogs for this version

  • Added the latest Windows XP Updates/Hotfixes from 2012-02-15 until 2012-03-14.
  • Updated MassStorage Driver Pack from "v12.01" to "v12.03".
  • Updated WLAN Driver Pack from "v11.09" to "v12.02".
  • Updated Adobe Flash Player ActiveX from "v11.1.102.62" to "v11.1.102.63".
  • Updated Microsoft Runtime Visual C++ v10 Redistributable.
  • Updated Windows XP Root Certificates Update (KB931125) from "Version 2011-11" to "Version 2012-02".
  • Updated Tweak "Suppressing Microsoft Update nagging to install Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830)" from "v4.5.5900" to "v4.6.6000".

Bootleg quirks

  • Unlike other bootlegs, you have to accept the EULA during the text-mode setup.
  • The default username is set to "Owner".

CD contents and other info

  • There is a list of every file and folder in I386 as a text file named LIST.TXT. It is in I386.
  • The CD label is set to "WinXP_32-bit_BE".
  • The CD comes with its own custom icon.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "Unknown User" and "Unknown Organization".
  • The computer name is set to "ANONYMOUS".
  • The workgroup name is set to "WORKGROUP".