Introduction: 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.

Step 1: What You Will Need:

You will need:

1) a PSP (duh!)

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.


WELL DONE! You have successfully installed PSPWXP on your PSP system! Wasn't that easy?

If you have any viewing glitches when it comes to PSPWXP, make sure you have your view settings set to 'Normal'. In addition, most of the applications require flash player to be enabled (go to settings and then system settings, and then scroll to 'Enable Flash Player' and hit X.)

When the 'program' starts its is pretty self explanatory.

Thank you for reading this Instructable. If you found it helpful or interesting please rate it!

Thanks again!



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Luigidiaz9 (author)2012-04-23

The megaipload site doesn't work cause its blocked.

mc E.R.B (author)2011-11-04

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.

Luigidiaz9 (author)mc E.R.B2012-04-23

Me to it doesn't work.

samwhiteUK (author)mc E.R.B2011-11-08

In what folder on the memory stick is the index.html file?

samwhiteUK (author)2011-06-22

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.

mc E.R.B (author)samwhiteUK2011-11-05

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!!!!!!

9mvp9 (author)2011-08-16

Download link is broke.

samwhiteUK (author)9mvp92011-08-19


imuhachev (author)2011-06-25

no! noooo!
Sorry, but these holyshit!
linux better then windows, but I won't start holywar.

peacemon1198 (author)2011-06-20

will this work on a hacked psp

samwhiteUK (author)peacemon11982011-06-22


peacemon1198 (author)samwhiteUK2011-06-22

thanks nice ible =)

prsinghdua (author)2009-07-30

it has wait times like the real vista. irony.

samwhiteUK (author)prsinghdua2011-06-22

Realistic eh? ;) :L

Arimi12 (author)2009-12-26

 How do u add music to the Itunes app on the Vista psp? or can u not add?

samwhiteUK (author)Arimi122011-06-22

This is one feature I could never get working.

adil8476 (author)2010-01-17

 how will this help me and my psp? what will it do?

samwhiteUK (author)adil84762011-06-22

To be honest, nothing. It won't do anything that you can't do normally. It's just pretty cool.

Gageboy (author)2010-08-04

does it work on psp 3000

samwhiteUK (author)Gageboy2011-06-22


playpep (author)2010-08-18

so how much can it do?

samwhiteUK (author)playpep2011-06-22

Open pictures from your memory stick, play music, write text files, and impress people ;)

jwarburton (author)2011-03-05

it works fine on my psp go :D
except i dont get that boot screen o.O

samwhiteUK (author)jwarburton2011-06-22

Haven't tried ona PSP go, so not sure of the cause

lanthony (author)2011-06-13

how can i download wxp

mayo105 (author)2010-10-23

can i use 1.8

Maxaxle (author)mayo1052011-03-20


TimeDroid (author)2010-12-12


mayo105 (author)2010-10-23

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

ander301 (author)mayo1052010-11-30

Sony doesnt charge for memberships only microsoft

boofyvid (author)2010-08-19

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!

shaftool (author)2010-02-11

hi...i can't download pspwxp3.8 from this site but i found it here in torrent:

phuongus (author)2009-12-22

can it be on any psp system? i want to try it on my psp go

chrisw92 (author)phuongus2010-02-04

of course it will work on any psp system including the psp go.

oh and by the way the newest download is a (pspwxp is no longer in production but other products such as pspwvista and a full recode called gnextop are also avaible)

godofal (author)2010-01-09

how functional is this? what does it add what i cant already do with my PSP?

zmvarugh (author)2009-12-19
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
allenmt (author)zmvarugh2009-12-29

 u just delete he file so yes

floaty (author)2009-03-09

hey that link takes me nowhere. it brings up a page with alot letters and symbols

willrandship (author)floaty2009-11-11

I don't think Ursell was very clear. You are opening up the html document you need to send to your psp. you need to somehow get it onto your psp.

Ursell (author)floaty2009-03-09

that is because when you click download a little thing pops up saying, if your using firefox, What should Firefox do with this file? you need to save it, and i saved it as "all files" instead of Firefox Document, but either will work.

baconmaster (author)2009-10-12

works fine on my psp (psp 3001 firmware 5.50) ironicly it doesnt show that loading screen.

avwos (author)2009-09-16

Is this a a portal, as in on the web browser, or an actual firmware type thing?

samwhiteUK (author)avwos2009-09-28

a portal, as in on the web browser s-j-whitey

nitheesh (author)2009-07-25

I got the content cannot be displayed?????????????? what to do???????????

avwos (author)nitheesh2009-09-16

Try turning on flash, java etc. and cleaning up cache.

altrobot (author)2009-04-08

I get "Content Cannot Be Displayed" I have firmware 5.04

gunner (author)altrobot2009-04-21

it needs to be custom firmware

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