Windows XP Game Edition 2010

Windows XP Game Edition 2010
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP Game Edition 2010
The desktop of Windows XP Game Edition 2010
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release date2010
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size216.1 MiB
Download linkWindows XP SP3 Game Edition 2010 1.1.1 RC3 Rebuild.iso
Date addedJanuary 3, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows XP Game Edition 2010 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by VXK SOFT. It released in 2010, and was added to the archive on January 3, 2023.


The bootleg is a stripped down Windows XP SP3 ISO with DriverPack integrated. It styles the OS with a Windows Vista theme and includes many updates.

The bootleg mostly aims towards gamers who are looking for the best possible performance, therefore this bootleg strips a lot of things out, and tries its best to optimize the system as much as possible. In an ironic twist, it even removes the standard games despite it being titled "Game Edition"!

It is unattended and preactivated. The bootleg was made using nLite

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • OEM branding is included, along with Support Information

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • New setup background, which features the Windows logos on a grassy field
  • New Vista-like boot screen, with the progress bar recolored to orange
  • New login screen, with Aurora background and a glass Windows XP logo, a common feature in Russian bootlegs

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • New icon set
  • New Aero cursor scheme
  • New Vista sound scheme
  • All of the user profile pictures have been replaced with ones from Vista


  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0 r124

Customization Utilities

  • VistaDriveIcon


  • Mass Storage Drivers


  • Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP
  • Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
  • MSXML 4.0 SP3 Parser
  • Windows Media Player 11 (in Russian)
  • Root Certificates Update
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft XML 4.0
  • DirectX June 2010


Bootleg quirks

  • The Vista theme included in the bootleg is notable for having a pixel-accurate taskbar, which is rare to see in other bootlegs with bundled Vista themes. Very impressive for such an old theme, as the msstyles file is dated November 2006.
  • Interestingly enough, the My Computer icon is a picture of an iMac.