Windows XP Leonic

Windows XP Leonic
Crusty Windows bootleg
The desktop of Windows XP Leonic
The desktop of Windows XP Leonic
Original OSWindows XP SP3
Release dateJune 1, 2008
Architecture(s)x86 (32-bit)
File size687.0 MiB
Download linkLEONIC.iso
Date addedAugust 6, 2023
Live CDNo

Windows XP Leonic (also known as WinLeonic 5.3, named after the author), is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Leonic. It released on June 1, 2008, and was added to the archive on August 6, 2023.


This bootleg contains a few set of changes and modifications, it includes some new wallpapers, visual styles, and much more. It is unattended and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite 1.4.5 beta 2.

Changes from Windows XP SP3

Minor changes

  • OEM branding is included

Changes in pre-desktop procedures

  • The setup now uses the Windows 2000 style
  • New login graphics

Look and feel

  • New default theme, and wallpaper
  • 1 new visual style included
  • 10 new wallpapers included
  • 6 new screensavers included
  • New icon set


  • Windows Vista Sounds (which are just ripped from the Samsung Theme for Windows XP)

Customization Utilities

  • Visual Drive Status
  • Visual Task Tips 2.3
  • QTAddressBar


  • DirectX - November 2007
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP1, 3.5
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
  • Windows Media Player 11


Bootleg quirks

  • On the first boot, an alternate version of the Royale visual style is set as the default theme. You won't be able to get it back after the Explorer shell loads, the Royale style will return back to normal, and it will not be the default theme anymore.

CD contents and other info

  • The CD has its own icon.
  • The CD is labeled "WINXP_SP3_53".

WINNT.SIF metadata

  • The full name and organization is set to "LEONIC" and "PRIVADA".
  • The computer name is set to "WINLEONIC".
  • The workgroup name is set to "INTERNET".


Visual styles