How to install Windows Vista (sort of) on a PSP.

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This Instructable will show you how to install a Windows Vista-styled Portal on a PSP system. The process described will work, however, for any other portal you may like to install. .

A portal is basically a set of webpages that are saved as HTML files to your memory stick. Therefore they open in the PSP's Internet browser, yet run offline. In this example, the pages are styled like Windows Vista, although this particular portal comes with an option to use a Windows XP theme as well. You may be interested to know that not all portals are designed to look like an OS. Some have an original design.

Please note that YOU DO NOT NEED CUSTOM FIRMWARE for this to work. It will work on any PSP software, as long as it has the Internet browser option (system software 2.00 upwards). If you do happen to have custom firmware (as do I) it will work just as well.

Please also note that this is not an official Microsoft product (as you probably will have guessed) , but it is completely legal and will not harm your PSP in any way.
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Step 1: What you will need:

You will need:

1) a PSP (duh!)
2)PSPWVISTA 1.7 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W65KIHL8

Step 2: First off-

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OK, when you download the file I provided, extract it. YOu will get a file called Blazebyte. Open this, and copy the file named 'pspWvista' to the root of your PSP memory stick (If you don't understand, this will also contain folders such as PSP, COMMON. When you view the files on your memory stick this is the first location you see).

Step 3: Here we go!

Exit USB Mode or remove your memory stick from the computer and enter your PSP browser. Press triangle and type in the address bar:


Type it exactly as you see above.

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uhoh FBI got them!
Luigidiaz93 years ago
The megaipload site doesn't work cause its blocked.
mc E.R.B3 years ago
i need help!! i put in my browser what u said to put and i typed it exactly and it just pops up (the content cannot be displayed) i need to know what to do so that i can make it work. and if u can reply fast please.
Me to it doesn't work.
samwhiteUK (author)  mc E.R.B3 years ago
In what folder on the memory stick is the index.html file?
GavG935 years ago
once you have installed this operating system how do you remove it? and also in the vista mode how do you access the UMD? is it just under start > my computer > (name of game) ??
samwhiteUK (author)  GavG934 years ago
It is simply some files on your memory stick that run in the web browser. You can exit to the normal XMB like you would if you were browsing any other site. As for removing it, quit the browser, enter USB mode, and delete the files.

You can't play the UMD in Vista mode, you just quit the browser and play it normally.
man i need help, i follow and do all the steps and im pritty sure i am doing it right but it still wont work. i am using a psp 3000 , i realy need help on how to do this right cuz when i get to the last step of typing that thing into the browser it just comes up (the content cannot be displayed) HELP PLEASE!!!!!!
9mvp93 years ago
Download link is broke.
samwhiteUK (author)  9mvp93 years ago
imuhachev4 years ago
no! noooo!
Sorry, but these holyshit!
linux better then windows, but I won't start holywar.
will this work on a hacked psp
samwhiteUK (author)  peacemon11984 years ago
thanks nice ible =)
prsinghdua6 years ago
it has wait times like the real vista. irony.
samwhiteUK (author)  prsinghdua4 years ago
Realistic eh? ;) :L
Arimi125 years ago
 How do u add music to the Itunes app on the Vista psp? or can u not add?
samwhiteUK (author)  Arimi124 years ago
This is one feature I could never get working.
adil84765 years ago
 how will this help me and my psp? what will it do?
samwhiteUK (author)  adil84764 years ago
To be honest, nothing. It won't do anything that you can't do normally. It's just pretty cool.
Gageboy5 years ago
does it work on psp 3000
samwhiteUK (author)  Gageboy4 years ago
playpep4 years ago
so how much can it do?
samwhiteUK (author)  playpep4 years ago
Open pictures from your memory stick, play music, write text files, and impress people ;)
jwarburton4 years ago
it works fine on my psp go :D
except i dont get that boot screen o.O
samwhiteUK (author)  jwarburton4 years ago
Haven't tried ona PSP go, so not sure of the cause
lanthony4 years ago
how can i download wxp
mayo1054 years ago
can i use 1.8
Maxaxle mayo1054 years ago
TimeDroid4 years ago
mayo1054 years ago
is it ok if i use 1.02 psp wxp i dont wnt to buy a member ship and your link dont work please reply in 2 min
Sony doesnt charge for memberships only microsoft
boofyvid4 years ago
with the new software u might want to add another instructable to explain what to do since its new im doing it now and just running blind so...
NOOOO! You need to sign up!
shaftool5 years ago
hi...i can't download pspwxp3.8 from this site but i found it here in torrent: http://www.torrenthound.com/hash/5181c4d47be81fe3ca46c1943948f35b2cd102f0/torrent-info/pspwxp-3-8-%26amp%3B-9-rar--Lucifer2690

phuongus5 years ago
can it be on any psp system? i want to try it on my psp go
of course it will work on any psp system including the psp go.

oh and by the way the newest download is a blazebyte.org (pspwxp is no longer in production but other products such as pspwvista and a full recode called gnextop are also avaible)
godofal5 years ago
how functional is this? what does it add what i cant already do with my PSP?
zmvarugh5 years ago
i don't know about this.
i think i will try it but can you take windows vista off your psp or does it stay on forever
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