Windows XP Home Theater Edition SP3
Alright I basically made this so you can quickly throw it on a computer and use it as a "Home Theater". It's based off the Windows XP Performance Edition SP3 - April 2008 v2 OS, which is why its so small.
The following has been added to the OS:
• Firefox 3.0.1 - Web Browser
• WinRAR 3.71 - File extractor
• K-Lite Codec Pack Mega 4.1.7 - Codec pack
• uTorrent 188.8.131.520 - Torrent downloader
• ConvertXToDVD 184.108.40.206 - Convert XviD/DviX to DVD and burn
• DVD Decrypter 220.127.116.11 - Copy DVDs to your HDD
• DVD Shrink 18.104.22.168 - Shrink DVDs
• ImgBurn 22.214.171.124 - Burn DVDs
• AutoGordianKnot-248B - Easily create your own XviD/DivX rips
• VirtualDub 1.8.5 - Edit video
• AIO Royale and Royal Theme Addon - XP Themes
Feel free to let me know of any good applications you think should be added.
Windows XP Performance Edition SP3 - April 2008 v2 OS Info:
This is a FULL Install. You CANNOT Upgrade from previous versions of Windows.
There is no validation required. This PASSES WGA.
I have included the CD-Key already in the install process. This means at no point will you have to enter it.
This has all windows updates through April 2008. This is has been tested in VMWare Numerous times with no errors.
This works 100% with Windows Update.
This is the 32Bit Edition
The Following has been Removed From This OS.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Display Adapters (old)
IBM PS/2 TrackPoint
Serial Pen Tablet
Sony Jog Dial
Toshiba DVD decoder card
Gravis Digital GamePort
Iomega Zip drive
Multi-port serial adapters
ActiveX for streaming video
AOL ART Image Format Support
Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
Client for Netware Networks
Comtrol Test Terminal Program
Internet Connection Wizard
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Share Creation Wizard
Vector Graphics Rendering (VML)
Operating System Options:
Administrator VB scripts
Blaster/Nachi removal tool
Desktop Cleanup Wizard
FAT to NTFS converter
File and Settings Wizard
Help and Support
Input Method Editor
Manual Install and Upgrade
MS XML 2.0
Service Pack Messages
Shell Media Handler
Symbolic Debugger (NTSD)
Application Layer Gateway
Distributed Link Tracking Client
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
Route Listening Service
Service Advertising Protocol
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Volume Shadow Copy
I have disabled and deleted the Classic Windows XP Install Screens with the info about XP and the blue Background.
You will just see a black background now and the install will look similar to 2000. This saves Space and gives more
info while installing.
The Minimum HD and RAM Requirements have been lifted. You can try and install this on whatever machine you like now.
High ISO Compression has been enabled to save space.
The Following Tweaks and Patches Have been Applied.
TCP/IP Half-Open Connections = 100 (Default 10)
UXTheme Patch (Allows Unsigned Themes to be applied to XP)
Windows System File Checker Disabled (SFC)
Boot and Shutdown-Status Messages-Extended
Desktop-My Computer icon-Show
Desktop-My Documents icon-Show
Desktop-My Network Places icon-Hide
Desktop-Recycle Bin icon-Show
Explorer-Disable Prefix: Shortcut to
Explorer-Disable shortcut arrow
Explorer-Show extensions of known file-types
Explorer-Show hidden files and folders
Explorer-Show protected operating system files
Internet Explorer-Disable information bar when popup is blocked
Internet Explorer-Disable Outlook Express link creation
Internet Explorer-Disable sound when popup is blocked
Internet Explorer-Keep IE URL-History for-0 Days
Internet Explorer-Set Homepage-www.google.com
Internet Explorer-Set Internet Explorer to accept 10 connects at a time
My Computer-Add Administrative Tools
My Computer-Add Control Panel
My Computer-Add My Network Places
My Computer-Add Network Connections
Performance-Disable Info Tips on Files and Folders
Performance-Disable Last accessed Timestamp on files
Performance-Disable Optimize harddisk when idle
Performance-Disable Tracking of Broken Shortcut Links
Privacy-Disable Driver Update Internet prompt
Security-Always show Updates under Software
Start Menu-Clear most recently opened documents list on logoff
Start Menu-Disable Highlight newly installed programs
Start Menu-Disable popup on first boot
Start Menu-Do not use Personalized Menus
Start Menu-My Network Places-Don't display this item
Start Menu-Network Connections-Link to Network Connections folder
Start Menu-Printers and Faxes-Don't display this item
Start Menu-Remove Search For People from Search
Start Menu-Remove Search the Internet from Search
Start Menu-Remove Set Program Access and Defaults
Start Menu-Remove Windows Catalog shortcut
Taskbar-Disable Balloon Tips
Taskbar-Hide Volume Control Icon in System Tray
Taskbar-Lock the Taskbar-Yes
Visual Effects-Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing-Disable
Visual Effects-Tooltip animation-Disable
Windows Media Player-Accept Privacy Statement
Windows Media Player-Disable auto-add music to library
Windows Media Player-Disable automatic codec download
Windows Media Player-Disable metadata retrieval
Windows Media Player-Disable MRU
Windows Media Player-Disable silent acqusition
Windows Media Player-Disable starting with Media Guide
Windows Media Player-Enhanced privacy settings
The Following Settings Have been added to the unattended aspect of this OS.
VLK Serial Number
System Restore Service Disabled
Automatic Updates Disabled (Can be re-enabled)
Default Theme Set on Classic (Can Change to Luna Which is Still Included)
1. Unrar the ISO from the archives using Winrar.
2. Burn the ISO using a program such as Nero, Alcohol 120, Blindwrite, ect... (Burn at a slow Speed to ensure no errors, 2x-4x)
3. Change Bios Priority settings so it boots from the CD-ROM Drive First. (You may be able to skip this step)
4. Insert Disc and Reboot PC, Follow the on screen prompts and enjoy.
If you are getting errors while copying files. It's your CD, not the release. Try burning it to different brand of cd/media and try burning at the slowest speed possible.
I just tested this in VMWare and it works flawless. You should get between 17-19 Processes and under 100mb of ram usage when using the computer initially. Everything you install/use will obviously increase this, however its the leanest XP Copy around.