Windows XP El Shaarawy V4

Windows XP El Shaarawy V4
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP El Shaarawy V4
The desktop of Windows XP El Shaarawy V4
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMarch 2, 2017
AuthorGaber Samir
CountryAlexandria, Egypt
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size698.0 MiB
Download linkWindows Xp El Shaarawy V4.iso
Date addedFebruary 5, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows XP El Shaarawy (V4) is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Gaber Samir. It released on March 2, 2017, and was added to the archive on February 5, 2023.

This bootleg is named after the formerly alive famous Islam preacher Muhammad Metwalli al-Sha'rawi.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, with DriverPacks BASE 8.12.5 integrated. It comes with many themes and wallpapers and programs. It comes with registry tweaks included.

During setup, XPlode 4.6.70227.1628 will run which will install various programs.

On the first boot of the OS, you will be greeted with a choice to configure the OS with 2 themes: the "normal" look and the "El Shaarawy" look. Then it will install all the extra components this bootleg comes with and also set the default theme depending on what look you chose. There are other differences such as in El Shaarawy look Glass SysDM will be installed, while Normal won't have it. During this process, you will also be presented a software installer in which you can pick what programs you want to install (everything is unchecked by default, you must install at least one program). Then, after 2 separate autorun removers get ran, you can proceed to the desktop.

It comes with its own boot selector, which you can choose to be displayed in English or Arabic. Through it, you can access Mini Windows XP (ripped from Hiren's Boot CD), Norton PartitionMagic Pro Server 8.05 build 1371, a CMOS resetter, Active@ Password Changer 2.1 (cracked, registered to Govinder Mudhar,, Symantec Ghost 11.5.1 Corporate Edition (cracked, registered to Imran I jaz of Email : Contact : 92-300-9555772) and Smart FDISK 2.05.

It comes with its own autorun. Through it, you can install the software that comes with this bootleg, install a cracked copy of Driver Genius 9.0 Professional, visit the author's page, and learn more about this bootleg and its creator.

It is unattended and preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite, the autorun was made with AutoPlay Media Studio and the boot selector used was EasyBoot 5.1. The OOBE video was encoded with Windows Movie Maker 6.0.6002.18005 on 2015-01-18 20:15:28 UTC.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • The text-mode setup OS text is changed to "Windows Xp El Shaarawy V4 Setup"
  • A "cleanup utility", along with ViGlance and VistaDriveIcon will now run on startup
  • The Run dialog has been redesigned, with a new background. The title is also changed.
  • The Winver banner is changed
  • New desktop context menu entries, with new things you can do. You can also shutdown the OS from here
  • New menu entries added to My Computer's context menu. You can access various system tools, and also shutdown at preset times, ranging from 10 minutes to 5 hours, where the author has made no effort to separate into submenus even after 4 versions of this bootleg
  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup graphics
  • New boot graphics
  • New pre-OOBE graphics
  • New OOBE video
  • The OOBE is skipped
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme and wallpaper
  • 50 new themes included
  • 45 new wallpapers included
  • 2 new screensavers included
  • New Aero cursor set
  • 47 new fonts included
  • New avatar set. All of the default avatars are replaced. 11 usertiles included. There is a duplicate of the user avatar in both the root and the Default Pictures folder.


  • CFi ShellToys 6.4.0
  • Glass Notepad (v1.1Notepad) (only available in El Shaarawy look)
  • Kels CPL Pack 5.2
  • Unlocker 1.8.5
  • Virtual Magnifying Glass 3.0
  • XnView Shell Extension 3.5.0

Customization Utilities

  • Glass SysDM (only available in El Shaarawy look)
  • LClock 1.0
  • Rainmeter 0.14 (only available in El Shaarawy look)
  • RocketDock 1.3.5 (comes with new icon set)
  • UberIcon 1.0.4 Portable
  • ViGlance (activated using ViGlance 1283 Manual Activator)
  • VistaDriveIcon

Games (reused from Windows Titanic XP, one of Gaber's older bootlegs)

  • Crash Bandicoot (Flash game)
  • Fish Tales (Flash game)
  • Gold (Flash game)
  • "New Zuma" (Flash game)
  • Super Mario 3 Star Scramble (Flash game)
  • Zed (Flash game)

Programs installed during setup

  • DirectX June 2010
  • WindowFX 3.0 (cracked)
  • Perfect Uninstaller (cracked)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003
  • Hidden File Toggle
  • File Extension Toggle
  • CDEject Context Menu Shell Extension


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
  • KB898461
  • KB923789
  • KB941569
  • KB950760
  • KB954154
  • KB963093
  • KB971513
  • KB980195
  • KB981793
  • KB2467659
  • KB2508272
  • KB2524375
  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable AIO (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013)

Software on the CD (From program installer)

  • AIMP 3.55 build 1338
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r45
  • CCleaner 3.25.1872
  • FastStone Image Viewer 3.9
  • Foxit Reader 2.3 build 2822 (cracked, registered to EXPLOSiON)
  • GOM Player
  • Internet Download Manager 6.26 build 12 (cracked, registered to Gaber Samir Gaber Mahmoud)
  • Mozilla Firefox 44.0b1
  • SuperCopier 2 beta 1.9
  • USB Disk Security (cracked)
  • UltraISO Premium Edition (cracked, registered to UW-Madison Executive Education)
  • WinRAR 4.20 (cracked; comes with themes)

Customization Utilities

  • RocketDock 1.3.5 (comes with new icon set)
  • ViGlance (activated using ViGlance 1283 Manual Activator)
  • WindowBlinds 5.1 (cracked, comes with 10 themes and 45 built-in wallpapers)
  • Vista Rainbar

Browser Extensions and Themes

Mozilla Firefox 44.0b1

  • Fast Dial 4.16.4
  • Photo Zoom for Facebook 49.0
  • Speed Dial [FVD] - New Tab Page, Sync 17.1.1
Incompatible extensions
  • Downloads in Tab signed.1-signed-1.00.1
  • DownThemAll! 2.0.19
  • FastestFox signed.1-signed-
  • Low Quality Flash signed.1-signed-0.2.1
  • SkipScreen signed.1-signed-
  • Stratiform signed.1-signed-
  • Tab Scope signed.1-signed-
  • Turn Off the Lights
  • Islam is the right v0
  • Islam night 1.0


Bootleg quirks

  • The text-mode setup copying text is replaced with this:
Thank You For using Windows Xp El Shaarawy V4

Design By:Gaber Samir Gaber


  • "Copying..." now says "Loading..." and "Extracting:" now says "Copying Files:".
  • A new copy of system.ini will get dropped to Windows, with new values included. Here, new variables have been added, which are named "page buffer", "load", "Download", "save" and "back". They are all set to 100,000 kilobytes per second, which is a 100MB cap. Too bad for gigabit people, I guess. Not to mention they are in the 30000enh section. On the other hand, ConservativeSwaPfileUsage is capitalized incorrectly - it's "SwapFile" not "SwaPfile".
  • ViGlance has been disguised as the system process svchost.exe.
  • There is now an "About Designer" link present in the Start menu.
  • The Mozilla Firefox homepage is set to "".
  • 3 new bookmarks have been added to Mozilla Firefox, 2 of them being Facebook links to the author's and the other being a broken link to the author's Weebly page (they missed the period between weebly and gabersamir).
  • The C: disk label is now "Windows Xp El Shaarawy V4".
  • The Internet Explorer title is set to "Windows Xp El Shaarawy V4".

CD contents and other info

  • There is a "Cover And Serial" folder on the CD root. It has a serial key for Windows XP and a custom CD cover for this bootleg.
  • The CD label is now "Windows Xp El Shaarawy V4".
  • The CD has its own custom icon.

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "Windows Xp El Shaarawy V4" and "Design By:Gaber Samir".
  • The computer name is set to "GABER_PC".
  • The workgroup name is set to "Gaber System".


"Normal" look
Extracted resources