(o) General Infos:
* This is the original Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit (Volume License) ISO from Microsoft.
* The installation process is Unattended with the Prompt repair option.
* This Windows XP is updatable a Valid WGA CD-Key is already inserted and a WGA crack will be also installed and a Windows XP Activation is not required.
* Includes all official and some unofficial Windows XP Service Pack 3 Updates till 15.3.2012.
* Over 200 MB integrated drivers for SATA/ACHI, LAN, WLAN and Monitors.
* A lot of Windows XP settings have been already set and are also set for new created Windows XP accounts.
* Includes a Codec Pack that will decode and encode almost every Audio and Video file format.
* Booting and Running a little bit faster because some worthless Windows XP files and Programs are removed and all the Windows XP Updates are slipstreamed.
* After the Windows XP installed you can choose if you want the Preconfigured Settings and the Extra Programs to be implemented, When nothing was selected after 60 seconds then the option Yes will be automatically selected.
(o) Important Infos:
* This Windows XP is not for Upgrading you must make a clean installation on a formatted Hard disk drive or Partition.
* You can add Extra Programs and Custom Settings by using an ISO Editor and by opening all file with an Text Editor in the directory "(source)\OEM\RunOnce" and by editing the file "WINNT.SIF" in the directory "(source)\I386".
* If you want a full automated installation then use an ISO Editor and replace the file "WINNT.SIF" in the directory "(source)\OEM" with the one in the directory "(source)\I386". When you do this and you Boot from this Disc then the main Hard disk drive will be automatically fornated and a new partition will be create on it and then Windows XP will be automatically installed on the new partition. By replacing this "WINNT.SIF" file you will loss the Recovery Console and the Repair Option that one can start from the Windows XP Disc.
* If the Windows XP installation hangs or if you get a Blue Screen Error during the Windows XP installation then this is probably due to a SATA driver problem. To fix this problem you should do the steps under "Infos on how to Remove the included Drivers and include your own Drivers". If you have a Blue Screen Error during the Windows XP installation then you could use a workaround for this by going into your BIOS and then by turn off the option SATA/ACHI or by changing the SATA Mode option to IDE. This should normally fix the Blue Screen Error but you will loss around 2 to 10 percent of your Hard disk speed if you are changing from SATA to IDE.
(o) Infos for Newbies:
* The Minimum Computer Requirements is a "600 MHz Processor" with a "256 MB RAM" and "4 GB Hard disk drive" and a "Super VGA (800x600) Video Adapter".
* If you miss some standard Windows XP programs then open the Windows XP Favorites folder and there you will find alternative links to better programs. This Windows XP programs are removed because they are outdated or they have been replaced by Microsoft with a better version, for example the free Microsoft Outlook Express that has been replaced years ago with the free Windows Live Mail program.
* If you want to change the Windows XP CD-Key then use the Tool "Keyfinder (Key Changer) v1.51.exe" after the WIndows XP installation that you can find in the directory "(source)\OEM\INFOS" on your Burned Optical Disc and in the ISO file. You can also change the Windows XP Owner and Company with this Tool.
* If you get a malware warning about the files "Keyfinder (Key Changer) v1.51.exe" and "Windows Genuine Advantage Crack for v1.9.0042.0.exe", thats normal because almost all Anti-Virus Programs are detecting Key Changers and Cracks as malware.
* If you have a question or a problem then visit the Website "www.zone54.com", but first make sure that you cant find the solution for your problem in 10 minutes over a Web Search Engine or over the forum search engine at "www.msfn.org".
* 7 new Windows XP Themes added: (ChaNinja Style RC5 v1.0), (Luna Element Black v5.1 + CSS), (Windows 7 Colors v1.0), (Disney - Its a Magical World v1.0), (BlackMesa v1.1), (NeoGeniX LS v1.0), (Royale Remixed v1.47).
* A couple of new Web Links added to the Windows XP Favorites folder.
* Key Changer (Keyfinder v1.51) to change the Windows XP CD-Key.
* Text file with working WGA Keys that passes the Windows XP validation check.
* MF4SBF Patch v2.0: Fixes the Windows XP slow boot bug which is caused by the "Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319" Service.
* TCP/IP Patch: Allows you to have 16777214 (Max) Half-Open TCP Connections instead of 10.
* Uxtheme Patch: Allows you to use un-signed Custom visual styles.
* SFC Patch: Allows you to disable and enable Windows File Protection with a registry key.
* RAID-5 Patch: This will enable Software RAID-5 Support.
* Suppressing Microsoft Update nagging to install Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications v18.104.22.168 (KB905474).
* Suppressing Microsoft Update nagging to install Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool v4.6.6000 (KB890830).
(o) Driver Packs:
* MassStorage v12.03 - Supported Device list at: http://driverpacks.net/driverpacks/w...-storage/12.03
* LAN v12.02 - Supported Device list at: http://driverpacks.net/driverpacks/w.../x86/lan/12.02
* WLAN v12.02 - Supported Device list at: http://driverpacks.net/driverpacks/w...x86/wlan/12.02
* Monitors v10.05 - Supported Device list at: http://driverpacks.net/driverpacks/w...monitors/10.05
(o) Windows XP Service Pack 3 Updates:
* Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929).
* Windows Internet Explorer 8.
* Windows Media Player 11.
* Microsoft European Union Expansion Font Update v1.2.
* Microsoft XML Core Services v4.0 Service Pack 3 (KB973685).
* Windows XP Root Certificates Update (KB931125) Version February 2012.
* Windows XP CAPICOM v2102.
* Microsoft Windows Update Web Control 7.4.7600.243.
* Microsoft Update Catalog Web Control 7.4.7057.248.
(o) New Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Applications:
* Windows XP Powertoy - ClearType Tuner v1.01.
* Windows XP Powertoy - Alt-Tab Replacement v1.0.
* Windows User Profile Hive Cleanup Service v1.6g.
* Microsoft BitLocker To Go Reader v1.0 (KB970401).
* Windows Feature Pack for Storage v1.0 (KB952013).
* Windows XP exFAT file system driver update package v1.0 (KB955704).
* Windows XP GDI+ Detection Tool v1 (KB873374).
* Windows XP QFEcheck v22.214.171.124.
* Microsoft Windows Browser Choice (KB976002 v5).
* Windows Genuine Advantage Validation v126.96.36.199 (KB892130) - Cracked Version.
(o) Other Applications:
* 7-Zip v9.20.
* Open Command Prompt Shell Extension v2.1.0.
* HashCheck Shell Extension v2.1.11.
* SumatraPDF v1.9.
* Unlocker v1.9.1.
* Virtual CloneDrive v188.8.131.52.
* K-Lite Mega Codec Pack v8.4.0.
* Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) v7 Update 3.
* Flash Player ActiveX Control v184.108.40.206.
* Microsoft Silverlight v5.0.61118.0.
* Microsoft DirectX v9.29.1962.
* Microsoft Visual C-family (Up-to-Date) v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10.
* Microsoft Visual Basic (Up-to-Date) v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7+.
[#] REMOVED WINDOWS XP COMPONENTS.
* Applications: Address Book
* Multimedia: Images and Backgrounds, Movie Maker, Music Samples, Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder.
* Network: Communication tools, MSN Explorer, Netmeeting, Outlook Express, Windows Messenger.
* Operating System Options: Blaster/Nachi removal tool, Desktop Cleanup Wizard, Out of Box Experience (OOBE), Tour, Zip Folders.
* Drivers: Display Adapters, IBM ThinkPad, Logitech WingMan, Microsoft SideWinder, Scanners, Serial Pen Tablet, Sony Jog Dial, Toshiba DVD decoder card.
* Files: clock.avi, swtchbrd.bmp, yahoo.bmp.
* Folders: "DOCS", "DOTNETFX", "SUPPORT", "VALUEADD", "I386\WIN9XMIG", "I386\WIN9XUPG".
* Nothing has been removed that could cause any System Problems or any Problems with other Software Applications.
[#] HELP GUIDES.
(o) Infos on how to Remove the included Drivers and include you own Drivers:
1. Download the SATA Driver for your computer and then make a new folder and extract all the files with a Zip Program like 7-Zip into the new folder (If there is no "txtsetup.oem" file in the Zip file you downloaded then use google to find the SATA Driver that has a file like this included because it will not work without that file).
2. Make a new folder and name it "WINXPCD".
3. Open the ISO file "Windows XP Professional 32-bit en-US - Black Edition v201X.XX.XX.iso" with a Zip Program like 7-Zip and extract all the files into the "WINXPCD" folder.
4. If you see a "[BOOT]" folder in the "WINXPCD" folder then delete it.
5. Now go to the "WINXPCD\OEM" folder and run the file "DriverPacks BASE - Remover vX.X.cmd".
6. Download the program nLite from "http://www.nliteos.com/download.html" and install it.
7. Start the program and click Next and Browse to the folder "WINXPCD" and after its done loading click two time on Next button and then select the option "Drivers" and the option "Bootable ISO only" and then click the Next button.
8. Now Click on the "Insert" button and then choose the option "Multiple driver folder" and then Browse to the 32-bit SATA Drivers folder you downloaded and then click the OK button.
9. Now Select the SATA driver for the Windows XP 32-bit and then click the OK button and then choose the option "Textmode driver" and select all the options in the Box "Textmode integration options" and then click the OK button and then click the Next button and then the click Yes button and then if the integration is done click the Next button.
10. At the Option "Label" write "WinXP_32-bit_BE" or whatever you want (Maximum 16 characters) and then click the "Make ISO" button and then Browse to the location where you want to save the new Windows XP ISO file and then you done.
* If you want to test if the ISO file you created will work on you computer then you should install the program VirtualBox from "www.virtualbox.org" onto your computer, but be sure you set in VirtualBox the Virtual Hard disk to SATA not IDE or the test will be useless.
* If you have a problem to include the SATA driver into Windows XP then visite the MSFN forum at "www.msfn.org/board/index.php" and post the topic about your problem. But first make sure that you cant find the solution for your problem in 10 minutes over a Web Search Engine or over forum search engine before posting a new topic in the forum.
(o) Infos on how to install Windows XP from an USB Flash drive:
* First make sure that your Computer (motherboard) is also supporting USB Booting, if you dont find any option like this in your BIOS then your Computer (motherboard) is not supporting this and will not work.
1. Make a new folder and name it "WINXPCD".
2. Open the ISO file "Windows XP Professional 32-bit en-US - Black Edition v201X.XX.XX.iso" with a Zip Program like 7-Zip and extract all the files into the "WINXPCD" folder.
3. If you see a "[BOOT]" folder in the "WINXPCD" folder then delete it.
4. Now download the Program WinToFlash at "www.wintoflash.com/home/en/" and install it.
5. Now Start the WinToFlash Program and the Wizard will help you to do the rest (The "Windows files path:" is the "WINXPCD" folder you created and the "USB drive:" is the USB Flash drive that is connected to the Computer).
6. If you are done then restart your computer and press the key for the "Boot Menu Option" and then select the USB device which has the Windows XP on it (If there is no key to for the "Boot Menu Option" then press the key for the for the "BIOS Settings Menu" and set the Boot Priority for the USB device above the Hard disk drive and then select save and exit).
* If you have a problem installting Windows XP from an USB Flash drive then visite the WinToFlash forum at "www.wintoflash.com/forum/index.php" and post a topic about your problem. But first make sure that you cant find the solution for your problem over the forum search engine before posting a new topic in the forum.
(o) Infos on how to install Windows XP new:
1. BACKUP YOUR FILES FIRST ON A STORAGE DEVICES OR STORAGE DISC.
2. Download all the Up-to-Date Drivers that you need for your Computer from the "Chip Cards" manufacturer Websites.
3. Go to your Mainboard or Computer manufacturer Website and look if theres no a new BIOS update for your Mainboard (You can skip this but its always better to have an bug free BIOS).
4. Select in your Burn program the option for Burning an Image file and then select the file "Windows XP Professional 32-bit en-US - Black Edition v201X.XX.XX.iso" and then Burn it to a Disc at a slow speed like 4x to avoid missing file errors if the Windows XP gets installed. If you need a good Burn Program i recommend the free ImgBurn program at "www.imgburn.com".
5. Insert the Windows XP Disc you burned in your Optical Disc Drive and then restart your Computer. If your Computer starts you should see the message "Press any Key to boot from the CD." do this. If you dont see this message then you need go into your "BIOS Settings Menu" and set the Boot Priority for the Optical Disc drive above the Hard disk drive.
6. If the Windows XP is done loading then press the key "ENTER" on your Keyboard and then press the key "F8" on your Keyboard and then press the key "ESC" on your Keyboard.
7. Now select the Hard disk drive where you want to install Windows XP (Default is "C:") and then press the Key "D" on your Keyboard and then press the Key "ENTER" on your Keyboard and then press the Key "L" on your Keyboard.
8. Now select the same Hard disk drive again (Default is "C:") and press the Key "ENTER" on your Keyboard and then you should select the option "Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)" and then press the key "ENTER" on your Keyboard.
9. After the Windows XP installation you need to install all the Up-to-Date Drivers for your Computer and then you DONE.
* If youre getting corrupted file error(s) or missing file error(s) during the Windows XP installation then you need to do this:
1. Burn the Disc at the lowest possible speed.
2. Dont use old scratched Discs.
3. Try to clean your Optical disc drive(s).
4. Use another Optical disc drive for installing Windows XP.
5. Try to install Windows XP from a USB Flash drive.