Windows XP Gamers Edition 2017

Windows XP Gamers Edition 2017
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP Gamers Edition 2017
The desktop of Windows XP Gamers Edition 2017
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateMarch 4, 2017
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size2.2 GiB
Date addedDecember 14, 2021
Live CDNo

Windows XP Gamers Edition 2017 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by TEAM LIL. It released on March 4, 2017, and was added to the archive on December 14, 2021.


The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO with DriverPack integrated, which adds a few programs and updates.

The ISO was made using nLite.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • The setup now uses Windows 2000's look
  • New boot graphics. The boot screen is changed to a fiery version of the normal XP boot screen with Fire Mario in the background
  • New OOBE graphics. The OOBE background has been made almost completely black with a cut off "GAMERS EDITION" text in the bottom. Most of the icons have been replaced with Windows 7 icons

Look and feel

  • New default dark classic theme. There is another version of this which has a wallpaper, but it is not set as the default
  • Many minor variations of the Windows Classic and Windows XP themes have been added, along with one new unique theme that also has its own minor variants. There is one theme in particular that just has a wallpaper of DirectX 11 and nothing else, which is pretty hilarious to look at
  • New default wallpaper
  • Some new wallpapers have been added


  • Adobe Flash Player 24
  • K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 12.9.4
  • Prio 2.0.0 (Task Manager Extension)
  • Sun xVM VirtualBox Guest Additions 2.1.4r42893
  • WinRAR 5.40 (cracked, registered to Team-lil)

Customization Utilities

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 Redistributable
  • DirectX 2014 End-User Runtimes


Bootleg quirks

  • The UK keyboard layout has been added.

CD contents and other info

  • The CD has its own icon.