Superior Windows XP x64 Edition Revival 6 2009 | 1.02 GB
NOTE: I found this floating around and thought i would share it as this is the only XP 64-bit that has worked for me with no issues. All windows updates worked great after install as of the date of this upload. All credit goes to Superior for his great work.
Superior XP64 Last Revival Edition is recommended over all older XP64 releases. This is not "warez", no files are "cracked" in this OS and everything guaranteed virusfree. This is a clean SECURE thoroughly tested A/V & IT Expert's version of XP64. Built upon Windows XP Professional x64 Edition retail SP2 (NT 5.2.3790.3959). With inline *corporate* Volume License Key, so this release passes the "Windows Genuine Advantage" checks, and a product key is NOT needed (see \\AMD64\\WINNT.SIF on the iso if you need the key for Virtual installs). Have a key of your own? Try this: http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/old.shtml
Windows XP x64 supports up to 128GB of RAM !
This Windows version is designed to work with 64-bit processors from AMD and Intel that support the x64 extensions to the x86 architecture. These include Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Mobile Athlon 64, Turion 64, Opteron processors from AMD, and all Xeon, Pentium 4, Dual, Quad & 8 Core Intel setups with EM64T.
This XP is Multilingual User Interface ready (ALL Languages/Keyboard types!), and is more complete than earlier releases, including Outlook Express and IE8 ! If you are a beginner, at least make sure your system is really safe:
This XP64 is intended for those who - like us - prefer a Classic minimal approach, those who prefer OpenOffice, do audio- or video-editing, creative and developing work, and/or those who generally wouldn't share their PC/laptop with other users. You can however create new users and switch between them. If you're the type that feels at home being Administrator *all the time*, then this will be a Superior OS for you.INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS (read before installing!)
Burn the .iso Image-file to DVD at 4 X speed or slower, use http://ImgBurn.com
No need to unpack anything, just burn the file directly, it's a boot-disc image.
( SHA1 of sxp64_revival.iso: d9352319111244b40ac382f3736bdfcefbb4fb4a you can use http://www.slavasoft.com/hashcalc/ to check this )
A fresh Install is recommended. Repair or Upgrade of existing Windows installs has not been tested, but functionality for running setup.exe is 100% available!
Power on your PC/laptop, press the button for the system to enter BIOS. Make sure your mainboard BIOS Version is up-to-date. Set Power Management (ACPI) to Enabled in BIOS.
Change the Boot sequence to DVD (CDROM) first, then Save and Exit BIOS.
'Press any key' when asked to boot with the DVD, and after about 5 minutes you should Quick-Format the desired storage partition for SXP64 to NTFS.
-> You only need to boot from DVD once, DON'T Press a key at the next boot !
-> You will be prompted for the Regional Settings. ALL files for Keyboards, internationalization, input-languages are available, MUI support available!
-> Don't take out your DVD before installation is finished. Give the computer sufficient time to decide what it must do, a good setup takes some time.IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you want to put SXP64 on a SSD, make sure you pre-align the partition: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=326656&postcount=3 (Do this *before* you use the SXP64 install DVD..)Is this version of XP really "Superior" to others ?
When you buy XP x64 Edition from Microsoft you'll get a rather old CD. So you go to the Windows Update website and find out you need to update your system with hundreds of patches, new drivers and so on. This update-process creates a lot of extra slack on your harddisk, backups of previous versions of numerous system-files and drivers, and roll-back options you'll never use, remain there. Superior XP (SXP64) already has the latest versions of system-files built-IN, ALL official XP x64 updates released until June 10 2009 are fully integrated!Some parts of the original Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition were bound to go wrong for most users, or were never being used, so these facts have been considered creating SXP64,causing the removal of many files and updating of the registry. All is improved in so many ways that it warranted a freshly created install image toget better speeds and a more reliable daily workflow. If your CPU and motherboard support x64 (64 bit), then this might very well be the fastest Desktop/Workstation system you can find!
What also makes this install-image superior is the fact that many storage media controller drivers are already integrated. This means you can install this OS directly on new RAID/S-ATA/AHCI and SSD hardware without trouble or errors.
Screenshots:ADDED ITEMS & FEATURESI n t e g r a t e d (pre-installed) into this XP64 release :
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.10, with add-ons ConfigMania and AdBlockPlus
- Sun Java JRE 6u14 i586 & x64
- Internet Explorer 8 (plus all security updates and some settings we prefer)
- Windows Media Player 11 plus IE8 and Firefox plugins, extra smooth/safe with tweaks.
- Quicktime Lite 2.90
- K-Lite Codec Pack (klmcodec485)
- PSPad (5/12/2009) -> Brilliant freeware Text Editor, replacing Notepad.
Better than Editpad, textpad, notepad2 or notepad++
( notepad.exe is still there, under folder \\Base\\ )
- Total Commander 7.04a (king of filemanagers, with 7zip and iso-mount plugins)
- WinRAR 3.9 x64
- JKDefrag64 (replaces the Disk Defragmentation tool from MS)
- ERUNT -> Auto-backups state of registry, this crucial tool in essence replaces System Restore, and works a LOT better! Info on using ERUNT:
- Autoruns (right-click My Computer) -> Much better than using MSConfig
- PuTTy -> 64 bit SSH client, replacing telnet and hyperterminal.
- DirectX 9.26.1590 (64 bit & 32 bit)
Note that DirectX 10 for XP64 (plus a 9-10 Switcher tool) can be found via the \\Superior\\ folder on your Desktop !
- Cool Themes ( the Themes service needs to be started ) ..
* Embedded Theme from �Windows Embedded Standard CTP Refresh.�
* Energy Blue Theme Pack from Kelsenellenelvian's True Royale Addon.
* Royale Noir from Kelsenellenelvian's Royale Noir addon.
* Tablet PC Style adapted from MrNxDmX's Tablet PC Style Energy Blue Theme Addon Pack with WMP10 Skin & Fedora Inverse.
* Zune Theme from ricktendo64's Zune Theme addon.
* Windows Aero Shadow mouse pointer scheme from Windows Vista. (note that wallpapers have been replaced by some of our own)
UXTheme.dll has been patched, you can install any theme you want!
- Some more gorgeous unique Desktop Wallpapers included.
- Useful extra Fonts and Cursors!
We really LOVE these effective and lightweight cursors. And we work with this font-set because these are the ones we prefer. We've seen too many systemfonts not to know what's best for us. We also think the desktop background is really cool and warm and has depth. We don't want fancy-ass useless bullshit on our screens, we need our machines to work for us, deliver quality and save time, not be paintings on the wall. So, still think we could give a rats ass about YOUR taste? Please design your own OS and push out your (ugly) preferences.D R I V E R S
Any driver available for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition works in SXP64. SOME drivers, BUT NOT ALL, are included and compatible hardware is checked during installation. Only drivers for your hardware will be installed.Integrated:
Intel, Realtek, Broadcom, Atheros ethernet/wireless drivers, Gigabyte and many Intel chipsets/boards essentials.
All Intel(R) SATA AHCI RAID Controllers (Version 184.108.40.2065) JMicron JMB36X RAID Processor (latest!)Nvidia:
Forceware 182.85 WHQL XP 64 (all known NV GeForce videocards supported)
Ethernet Driver (v67.89) WHQL
SATAIDE Driver (v10.3.0.46) WHQL
SATARAID Driver (v10.3.0.46) WHQL
SMU Driver (v1.61) WHQL
GPU Driver (v181.51) WHQL
SMBus Driver (v4.69) WHQL
Away Mode Driver (v6.0.6000.107) WHQL
All Windows core drivers, AnalogDevices/Realtek Media, HD and SoundMax, but NO other extra audio-chipset drivers are integrated !
Still missing drivers?
Try http://opendrivers.com and http://filehippo.com/ or ask the manufacturer of your hardware brand about XP x64 drivers. They should supply them. In most cases Windows 2003 x64 (server) and Vista x64 drivers work in SXP64 too.E X C L U D E D
- Windows Search 4.0 (don't know anyone who uses it..)
- MS Silverlight (pfff..)
- Windows File Protection = DISABLED, but security catalogs still in tact!
- Indexing Service = Disabled.
The following have been REMOVED (looks like more than it really is!) :
# Applications #
Accessibility Options, Briefcase, ClipBook Viewer, All Games, Defragmenter (replaced by JKdefrag!)
WordPad -> Get OpenOffice instead: http://filehippo.com/download_openoffice/
# Multimedia #
AOL ART Image Format Support, Images and Backgrounds, Mouse Cursors, Movie Maker, Music Samples, Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
# Network parts #
Some Communication tools, Internet Information Services (IIS), MSN Explorer, Windows Messenger, Peer-to-Peer (see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457079.aspx
^- does not have influence on normal P2P (�Torrent, randpeer, Tor etc.)
# Operating System Options #
Administration Tools Pack and Templates, Document Templates, Color Schemes, Windows Tour, DR Watson, File and Settings Wizard, File System Encryption (try TrueCrypt instead!), IExpress Wizard, MS Agent, Out of Box Experience (OOBE), Private Character Editor, Search Assistant (who ever uses this?), Security Center (Windows Firewall is still there!), User Account Pictures (use your own)
# Services #
Alerter, Messenger, Simple TCP/IP Services, System Restore Service, Telnet (telnet.exe removed as well, try typing putty at Run ;-)
( Check "Last Session.ini" in \\sxp64\\ for the actual nLite preset used.. )AFTER INSTALLATION
-> Most of you need the .NET Framework install - 2.0/3.0 SP2 + 3.5 SP1 which is on the DVD/iso ( under folder \\dot.NET\\ ). Simply Double-Click the .bat file in that folder and installation follows!
-> This OS boots without any graphics, because it's FASTER that way! If you prefer the normal GUI stuff, take out /noguiboot /sos from the boot-line in boot.ini
-> Commit Charge (Memory footprint) right after installation is ~120 MB !
-> Check the folder "Superior" on your desktop for lots of handy stuff, like -for example- a file to set all XP x64 services to their Defaults.
It turns out that a wide range of known applications, like those for Audio- and Video- editing, encoding, mixing, muxing, BluRay/HD viewing and production, as well as many scientific and no-nonsense apps used by media-professionals and experts, in general, often perform faster and more efficient in XP64 than they do in Vista or Windows 7. Go XPx64 and make it better known!MISC
- This OS has many sophisticated registered tweaks applied. View the file "X64_2009.REG" in "/Base/" on your system disk for details.
Or go to http://paste2.org/p/251760
- Max Half-open Connections limit for TCP has been raised to 8192.
- Hibernate = disabled, but still usable.
This SuperiorXP64 OS auto-logs on with:
You can create your own auto-logon using TweakUI, which can be found in the folder \\dot.NET\\ Tweakui needs to be installed first. ;-)
After that: Start Menu > Programs > Powertoys for Windows > etc. )