How do I change my theme/bootscreen

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by John B., Oct 13, 2010.

  1. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 24, 2010
    It's a simple enough question, I'm running XP in an attempt to wait out vista, and 7 till they fix all the horrid bugs, and I was wondering if there was any way to change these two things without having to download a file from some hacking site that I have no trust in, that could completely mess up my computer? I'm asking the NMA community, because I have so far not seen a way to do it without downloading a program from a shoddy site.
     
  2. Bal-Sagoth

    Bal-Sagoth Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Nov 1, 2008
    What exactly is wrong with windows 7? I run it on my main machine and I am in love with it.
     
  3. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 24, 2010
    I have my reasons, mostly the reason that my machine can't handle windows 7, but I would really like to change it I've had the bland for far to long, I need to mix it up every once an a while.

    Edit: By it I mean the Theme/Bootscreen
     
  4. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2009
    Aye, +1

    I fiddled with bootscreens (And loading screens) a while back. All i remember is it being quite difficult.
     
  5. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Feb 10, 2006
  6. BunkerBud

    BunkerBud It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 12, 2008
    HEy

    What you're looking for John, is something called :

    UXTheme multipatcher


    once you have installed that, you can use any program like stardock bootskin, or assign your own loading screen however it's done.

    I been happily using the 'please stand by' image from FO for few years now. which nma hosts in file section here.
     
  7. John B.

    John B. Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 24, 2010
    Well that's what I'm trying to get working at the moment but I have two questions: Is it reliable, and is it free (well and a few questions about the virus side of the coin.)
     
  8. BunkerBud

    BunkerBud It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 12, 2008
    !

    Yes to both. Never had any problems related to the use of this, and to be honest, wouldn't recommend it , if it had.

    Using third party visual style doesn't need any program(like windowblinds) to apply. Double click that shit and it'll put it on
    Cursor FX is pretty good, ^^
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    Customize.org and Deviantart are worth a mention, of being decent sources.
     
  9. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    I find that editing the boot-screen can prevent you from being able to install certain Windows Updates on XP (mainly Service Pack 3).

    Otherwise, TuneUp Utilities would have to be my favourite program - not only does it visual and performance tweaks, it has a series of cleaning and defragmenting programs and many other 'tune up' tweakables. And is very comprehensible + everything can be easily reset.