Windows XP Falcor Edition

Windows XP Falcor Edition
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP Falcor Edition
The desktop of Windows XP Falcor Edition
Original OSWindows XP SP2
Release dateNovember 7, 2006
AuthorJosé Antonio P.
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size144.8 MiB
Download linkFALCO.iso
Date addedOctober 9, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows XP Falcor Edition is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by José Antonio P. It released on November 7, 2006, and was added to the archive on October 9, 2023.


The bootleg is a stripped down Windows XP SP2 ISO. It comes with one theme, and wallpaper, although the wallpaper is not set by default. It is preactivated.

The bootleg was made using nLite 1.2.1.

Changes from Windows XP SP2

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New boot graphics. The NTOSKRNL executable the changed boot screen is in, is actually a separate file from the real one - boot.ini has been modified to point to the new one.

Look and feel

  • New default theme. Luna has been removed.
  • 1 new wallpaper included. All of the default wallpapers have been removed.
  • All of the cursors have been removed.


Bootleg quirks

  • You can find a "README" file on the desktop.
  • boot.ini now points to a different ntoskrnl - "kernel1.exe". That is where the changed boot screen lies.

CD contents and other info

  • Even though every other folder but "I386" on the CD root is removed, the README.htm file is still present. The picture at the top is missing, obviously because the folder it used to be in is gone now.
  • The CD label is set to "WIN_XP_SP2_FALCO".

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The organization is set to "PEAR".