MicroXP v 0.82

Mar 6, 2009

Micro Xp v 0.82 has a WINDOWS folder with size only 199Mb and a CD size of just 81 Mb This has to be one of the smallest Windows XP installations out there.

Whats more - 
  • You can use 99% of the programs you always use and up to now there is not one single report of any game not working in MicroXP.
  • This installation takes only 5 Minutes 30 seconds.
  • This install includes default XP drivers for Ethernet/Sound/SCSI/RAID
  • It has all languages kept, except Chinese/Japanese/Korean.
  • It has all keyboard layout choices kept.
  • It also has Service Pack 3 final slipstreamed into it.
  • LAN Networking is now possible - Use #039;Map Network Drive#039; and just put the computer name of the computer you want to network with.
  • Digital Cameras and Scanners can also now be used.
  • The ISO file size is the same as in the previous release - 99.9Mb

  • Installation time, in VMware, from
  • ISO file, from end of formatting .......... 5 Mins 30 Secs
  • RAM Usage On First Installation .........39 Mb
  • Handles .................... ............................... 2229
  • Threads .................... .............................. 157
  • Processes .................... .............................15
  • Entire Install Size ............................... ... 205Mb
  • Documents and settings folder size ....... 3.19 Mb
  • Program Files folder size ........................ 2.79 Mb
  • WINDOWS folder size .................... ........ 199 Mb
  • Files In System32 .................... ............... 815
  • ISO File Size .................... ........................ 99.9 Mb

Services Remaining In Windows-

  • Cryptographic Services
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • DHCP Client
  • Event Log
  • Logical Disk Manager
  • Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
  • Network Connections
  • Plug and Play
  • Print Spooler
  • Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
  • Remote Access Connection Manager
  • Remote Procedure Call
  • Server
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
  • Telephony
  • Windows Audio
  • Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
  • Windows Installer
  • Wireless Zero Configuration
  • Workstation
All these services are enabled on installation, so you can start using Windows straight away.

eXPerience Desktop Folder Contents-

  • Desktop Icon Layout (Lets you save your desktop icon layout)
  • Driver Install Tool (Easily install all your drivers, see ReadMe)
  • Keyboard Settings (Quick access to Regional and Language options)
  • Networking Guide (Shows how to get connected to your networked PC#039;s)
  • Registry Backup (Make a complete backup of the registry in one click)
  • Services Config (Files to enable and disable functionality)
  • ShrinkXP Scripts (to remove any items you do not want or need)
  • Web Browser (Browzar, to download a full browser of YOUR choice)
  • Windows Media Player 11 (This is just a readme file about WMP11)

This is a greatly reduced installation of Windows XP Professional SP3
Please read these notes BEFORE using this edition of Windows:


Ok thats it only the featured thing are restricted but now all other services are opened for you to name a few-


You can still install and run just about all the programs and games that you can run on a normal installation of XP. There is a text file in the eXPerience folder on the desktop that has a list of programs that work and includes some that don#039;t work (not many). Even Office
2007 installs on this version of Windows

  • GAMES 
Up to now, there has not been one single report of any game not working on MicroXP. Gaming is what this edition of Windows is all about, it gives better benchmarks than any other version of Windows I have ever tested.

At last - MicroXP now has the ability to browse your local network. All you need to know is the computer name of the computer you want to connect to and thats about it, just right click My Computer and choose Map Network Drive. All computers can see each other even if every computer in the network is running this MicroXP.

Now in MicroXP it is possible to use a digital camera (USB only, no Firewire) or a scanner. Tested and working with a Fuji FinePix 6MP camera. The Photo Printing Wizard is not included, neither is the wizard to download photos from the internet, but the rest of the functionality for cameras and scanners is as complete as in full Windows. My favourite saying: whats missing, you#039;re not gonna miss! Print photos with Photoshop or maybe even Irfanview. Ctrl+P to print works in every single program that supports it, so its not like we ever needed the photo printing wizard, which only ever made all images I fed through it A4, even small images, so it actually did not even work, unless I skipped a button but there really are no buttons to skip in that wizard, its useless.

You can still use a Dial-Up connection (Broadband or old 56k modem). This is the one major flaw in other stripped out operating systems, a lot of UK users still use a modem with broadband... in this edition, RAS Dial-Up/PPPoE/DSL/ADSL connectivity is OK as well as old 56k modems. Yes, try this install on a Pentium II or even an old 486 might run it! They had 75Mhz processors and 8Mb RAM with 4Mb graphics cards.

This installation already includes a basic web browser called Browzar that uses a few core files left from Internet Explorer. No, Internet Explorer is not included, but select files included in this installation that come from Internet Explorer are vital to running Windows. Its also Internet Explorer related files that allow you to open CHM files, which you can do in this edition of Windows. This Browzar web browser is only here so you can at least get online and download Firefox, Opera, Netscape or whatever browser you want. This not only saves space on this CD, but you get to choose what web browser you want to use and you get the latest version not an old and possibly insecure version. Flash v9.0.124.0 for Firefox and Opera is included, so Google Video and YouTube work straight away in whichever browser you install.

If you go to download for example, Windows Media Player 11 from Microsoft#039;s downloads section, you will need to validate windows by running the GenuineCheck.exe file that Microsoft asks you to download as part of the Windows Genuine Advantage checks. Its fine to do this, don#039;t be scared of your key being blacklisted.

You can install Windows Media Player 11 in this edition of Windows.

NOTE: Because the file WMPLOC.DLL is not in system32, Windows Media Player 11 will say that it could not complete setup or words to that effect. IGNORE THIS ERROR! Windows Media Player 11 is fully working after you install it and get that error, Windows Media Video type formats stream in Opera and Firefox still - so you can ignore that installation error. Just make sure if you install Windows Media Player 11 to have the Cryptographic Services service enabled. Windows Media Player 11 needs that service started to install. After installing Windows Media Player 11 you can then disable Cryptographic Services if you wish, like a lot of stuff in Windows, it doesn#039;t really do anything important.

  •  FLASH 
If you install Opera or Firefox web browser(s) in this special MicroXP edition of Windows, you can go visit YouTube or Google Video without even having to install Flash Player. You can just watch the videos right away.

Look at the complete installation here it just takes 5 minutes to install

and it takes 6 seconds to boot

I actually don't know the original company and link of this software if you guys know that please tell me!

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