CrustyWindows

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the wiki for the extensive Windows bootleg archive of Computernewb and CollabVM that anyone can edit.
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Bootleg of the Month

The desktop of Gold Windows XP 2016

Gold Windows XP 2016 is a bootleg Windows XP SP3 edition, which was created by Muhammed Sadeem of Computer Worm Corporation. It released on August 29, 2015, and was added to the archive on August 6, 2022.

It is notable for being one of the most famous Windows XP bootlegs, and was featured on many YouTube channels and other places, and is widely known by many people. The default theme in the bootleg is infamous for being hard to look at with its strange colors and weird-looking window buttons, which contributed to its popularity along with the loud music that the WPI has and many of its other quirks, which cemented this bootleg as a classic example of a hysterically poorly-made Windows bootleg.

The bootleg is a modified Windows XP SP3 ISO, which includes many programs, games, wallpapers, updates and tweaks. It is heavily gold-themed, but it has many other themes. It comes with its own autorun, and a WPI. It is unattended and preactivated.

The ISO was made using nLite 1.4.9.3, and the DLLs were edited with an unregistered copy of Resource Tuner 2.

Announcements

February 2023
We now have a Discord server!
Crusty Windows now has its own Discord server. You can use it to discuss the Crusty Windows project, wiki, or just Windows/Linux/MS-DOS/... bootlegs in general, submit bootleg ISOs for the collection or just hang out! You can also get notified of future updates to the collection if you join the Discord server. Another good place to look is in the wiki changelog. So... what are you waiting for? Join here!
We are searching for ISOs!
A list of currently lost bootlegs that are being searched for can be found here or in the #bootleg-hitlist channel in our Discord server. If you have any of the ISOs we're looking for, please email us at staff@computernewb.com OR join our Discord so we can add it to our collection!