Windows XP Pro 64Bit Retail + SP2-FL | 921 MB
This is a clean SECURE thoroughly tested A/V & IT-expert's version of XP Professional x64 Edition retail SP2 English (United States, NT 5.2.3790.3959). With inline *corporate* Volume License Key; this release passes "Windows Genuine Advantage" checks, and a product key is NOT needed (see \\AMD64\\WINNT.SIF on the iso).
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.
Although this release is rather complete and sufficient for most users, there is no Outlook Express in the core of this OS. This XP64 is intended for those who - like me - prefer a Classic minimal approach, those who prefer OpenOffice, do audio-/video-editing, creative and developing work, and/or those who generally don't share their PC/laptop with other users. This OS is not really for beginners. If you are one, at least make sure your system is safe: _https:/www.xs4all.nl/en/veiligheid/checklist/
If you're the type that feels at home being Administrator *all the time*, then this will be a Superior Windows OS for you!
Burn the .gbi compressed image-file to DVD at 6 X speed or slower with gBurner
Do not extract the gbi, just burn it directly, it's a boot-disc image.
You can download gBurner from _http://www.gburner.com
If you want to put SXP64 on a SSD, make sure you align the partition using this:
(Do this before you use the SXP64 install DVD..)
Power on your PC/laptop, press the button for the system to enter 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 6 minutes you can (Quick)format the desired storage partition you want SXP64 to be on. ( You only need to boot from DVD once, don't press a key at the next boot ! )
-> The system is set to CET and Euro usage, but can be changed during setup.
You will be prompted for the Regional Settings. ALL files for Keyboards, internationalization, input-languages are 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.
-> Don't use this DVD toRepairorUpgradeexisting copies of Windows
Is this version of XP really "Superior" ?
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 April 23 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 to get 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 in there. This means you can install this OS directly on new S-ATA/AHCI/RAID and SSD hardware without trouble or errors.
ADDED ITEMS & FEATURES
Integrated (pre-installed) into this XP64 release:
- Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9, with pre-installed add-ons:
* AdBlockPlus _http://adblockplus.org/en/installation
* ConfigMania _https:/addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4420
- Quicktime Lite 2.80
- Sun Java JRE 6u13 i586 & x64
- Internet Explorer 6 (plus all security updates and settings I prefer)
- Windows Media Player 11 plus IE6 and Firefox plugins, extra smooth/safe with tweaks.
- PSPad (4/13/2009) -> 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)
- 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: _http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt.txt
- 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 ) ..
uxtheme.dll has been patched too, you can install any theme you want!
- Some gorgeous unique Desktop Wallpapers included.
- Useful extra Fonts and Cursors!
I really LOVE these effective and lightweight cursors. And I work with this font-set because these are the ones I prefer, and I've seen too many system- fonts not to know what's best for me. I also think the desktop background is really cool and warm and has depth. I don't want fancy-ass useless bullshit on my screen, I need my machines to work for me, deliver quality and save time, not be paintings on the wall. So, if you still think I could give a rats ass about your taste, please design your own OS. Let's see how awfully ugly your preferences will be. I suspect they'll be heavy and non-productive, like most.
- Commandline stuff available in this OS, among others:
arp.exe, at.exe, atsvc.exe, fc.exe, find.exe, findstr.exe, ftp.exe,
ipconfig.exe, logoff.exe, net.exe, nbtstat.exe, netsh.exe, netshell.exe,
netstat.exe, nslookup.exe, ntrights.exe, pathping.exe, ping.exe, posix.exe,
rcp.exe, replace.exe, secfixup.exe, subst.exe, syskey.exe, taskkill.exe,
tskill.exe, xcopy.exe, tracert.exe, tracert6.exe, shutdown.exe, where.exe
NVIDIA Forceware 182.50 WHQL XP 64 (all known NV GT videocards supported), the latest Intel, Realtek and Broadcom ethernet drivers, Gigabyte and many Intel chipsets/boards essentials.
TEXTMODE S-ATA/AHCI/RAID drivers;
Nvidia SATAIDE Driver (v10.3.0.42) WHQL
Nvidia SATARAID Driver (v10.3.0.42) WHQL
JMicron JMB36X RAID Processor (latest!)
All Intel(R) SATA AHCI RAID Controllers (Version 18.104.22.1689)
Except for Windows core drivers and Realtek Media, NO extra audio-chipset drivers are integrated !
Some drivers, BUT NOT ALL, are included and compatible hardware is checked during installation. Only drivers for your hardware will be installed.
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. Any driver available for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition works in SXP64. In most cases Windows 2003 x64 (server) software will work in SXP64 as well.
- Internet Explorer 7 or 8
- 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.
This Windows x64 release is targeted for use with SSD (NAND/Flash) storage; Indexing, Defragmenting and many other disk-polling aspects not recommended.
The following have been REMOVED (looks like more than it really is) :
# Applications #
Accessibility Options, Briefcase, ClipBook Viewer
Defragmenter (replaced by JKdefrag!)
Games, Internet Games, Pinball
WordPad (Get OpenOffice instead: _http://filehippo.com/download_openoffice/ )
# Multimedia #
AOL ART Image Format Support, Images and Backgrounds
Music Samples, Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
# Network parts #
Some Communication tools
Int. Inf. Serv. (IIS), but iis.dll is there for Network Component wizzard!
Outlook Express (see folder \\Superior\\ on desktop for more OE killing)
Peer-to-Peer (see _http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457079.aspx
^- does not have influence on normal P2P (µTorrent, frostwire, Tor etc.)
# Operating System Options #
Some Command-line tools ***
File and Settings Wizard
File System Encryption (try TrueCrypt instead!)
Manual Install and Upgrade
Out of Box Experience (OOBE)
Private Character Editor
Search Assistant (who ever used this?)
Security Center (Windows Firewall is still there!)
User Account Pictures (use your own)
# Services #
Alerter, Fax Service, IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service,
Simple TCP/IP Services,
Telnet (telnet.exe removed as well, try typing putty at Run
( Check "Last Session.ini" in \\sxp64\\ folder for the actual nLite preset.. )
-> You might need the All-In-One .NET Framework install - 2.0/3.0 SP2 + 3.5 SP1 which is on the DVD/iso ( under folder \\not_installed\\dot.NET\\ ). Simply double-click the .bat file in that folder and installation follows!
-> Check the folder "Superior" on your desktop for lots of handy stuff.
-> Remember to change the Administrator password some time in the near future!
-> Commit Charge (Memory footprint) right after installation is ~105 MB, with 20 processes running. This includes DirectX alive & kicking !
There is a HUGE worldwide userbase supporting XP Pro x64 Edition, for further updating, maintenance and advice, do check out these:
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. So:Why isn't XP x64 better known?
- 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/189735
- 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 \\not_installed\\Programs > Powertoys for Windows > etc. )
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