Windows XP El-Samoray

Windows XP El-Samoray
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP El-Samoray
The desktop of Windows XP El-Samoray
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateFebruary 4, 2013
AuthorAhmed Shokr
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size694.8 MiB
Download linkel.samoray by A.SH.iso
Date addedApril 6, 2024
Live CDNo

Windows XP El-Samoray is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Ahmed Shokr. It released on February 4, 2013, and was added to the archive on April 6, 2024.


The bootleg is a stripped down Windows XP SP3 ISO, with DriverPacks version 12.06 integrated. It comes with 6 themes, 73 wallpapers, and many programs in its WPI. It comes with registry tweaks.

It is unattended and preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite, and the ISO was created February 4, 2013 on 12:10:19.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup strings have been extensively modified, even including the initial pre-loader message. The OS text now reads "windows El.samoray xp 2013 by<", the last string shown in the status bar before cutting to the partition screen now says "thank u for using El.samoray$", the partition screen's OS text says "Windows El.samoraY XP Setup", and so on, and so forth.
  • The text-mode setup copying text now says:
thAnk you 4 using win xp El.samoray
tocontact me phone me  01066759550.
  pls wait while setup compleaTe.
  • The "Setup is now copying files" text: Ahmed Fathy SHokr "copying"...
  • And the text down in the status bar is: copying El.samoray files:
  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics. The colors have been changed around. The setup primarily uses the Georgia font now
  • New boot graphics
  • The OOBE is completely skipped
  • New login graphics, using a modified LogonUI as a base

Look and feel

  • New default theme and wallpaper
  • 6 new themes included
  • 73 new wallpapers included
  • 3 new screensavers included
  • New icon set
  • New Aero cursor set
  • New sound set
  • 47 new fonts included
  • New avatar set



  • Bug on a Wire
  • Dumbolf
  • Jewel Quest (Flash port)
  • Super Mario Flash 3.0
  • 3D Worm
  • Biscuit Rush

Software on the CD


  • PotPlayer 1.5.34665
  • AIMP 3.10 build 1074 (comes with 15 skins)

forced-important programs

  • regestry files (registry tweaks)
  • sh (Custom LogonUI)
  • (Fast Explorer)


  • اقرأ للعلم (RocketDock 1.3.5)
  • winrar
  • internet download manger
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r45
  • firefox
  • icon changer
  • CCleaner 3.25.1872
  • foxit reader

هدايا احمد شكر وهناك المز

  • send to fonts
  • باتش لحذف فيروس الاوتورن (EngineerX Autorun Remover)
  • click (Image.dll)


  • drivers (Drvs3/EasyDrv, EL_Kashef Drivers 2011 2)
  • information about the designer (Flash movie)


Bootleg quirks

  • In the WPI, half of the programs report warnings or failed to install messages. RocketDock will open a Flash projector for some reason. Foxit reports data errors.
  • My Computer, My Documents and My Network Places have been renamed to "damas computer ", "damas Documents" and "damas Network Places" respectively.
  • A menu entry named "win ElSamoray xp 2013**created by ahmed shokr" has been added to all folders' context menus.
  • The legal notice feature has been used here! The caption says "welcome to el.samoray xp by A.SH", and the text is:
                                        [email protected] 

Who does this author think he is, E.E. Cummings??

CD contents and other info

  • You can see the files CPQ32FS2.SYS and VIDEX32.SYS on the CD root. For what reason would they be there? Boot selector maybe? The world may never know.
  • The CD label is set to "elsamoray".

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "ahmed-shokr" and "shosho-org".
  • The computer name is set to "ELSAMORAY2013".
  • The workgroup name is set to "shosho".