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    Modding Windows

    Anyone good at stuff like this, I want to make XP look cooler, like some of ur guys in the post your desktop thread, any good programs other than Windowblinds etc. that slow ur computer down.....

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    We have forums for computer hardware, and forums for software and operating systems. Infact, there is a forum for most things computery. Why not take two seconds to look for the right forum instead of posting crap in general discussion?

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    themexp's not so hot since they started wrapping all their downloads in spyware

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    Ok, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    We have forums for computer hardware, and forums for software and operating systems. Infact, there is a forum for most things computery. Why not take two seconds to look for the right forum instead of posting crap in general discussion?

    And just so I don't get accused of being completely cold hearted... www.themexp.org

    Howard, You are being cold hearted. Your post is in the wrong place as well, if it needs to be moved a mod can do it, now be a bit nicer to people please...

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    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    We have forums for computer hardware, and forums for software and operating systems. Infact, there is a forum for most things computery. Why not take two seconds to look for the right forum instead of posting crap in general discussion?

    And just so I don't get accused of being completely cold hearted... www.themexp.org
    No need to be so aggressive!! Just help the guy out.

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    Here's a little guide I made: Click here

    Very easy and look nice
    Check my project <<| Black3D |>>
    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
    Games are developed by teams of talented people and sometimes electronic arts

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    Forgot to mention XPize.

    http://xpero.msfn.org/?page=downloads

    Its a great program that skins resource files such as the add new hardware wizard, which the graphics haven't really been updated in for years.... just don't let it change your startup screen logo
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Google for the UXTheme patcher from Neowin, you should find two links, one doesn't work, the other does (I think the second works), download and run, it will require a reboot.

    Then search for "XP Styles" or "XP VisualStyles" on sites like Customize.org or Deviantart.com

    You then extract these into the Windows\Resources\Themes\ folder, take a look at the text files included in the zip with one of the themes.

    This method takes no more resources than the standard windows theme as it uses the built in skinning section of Windows. (sorry I can't go into more detail but I've gotta go)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kempez
    Here's a little guide I made: Click here

    Very easy and look nice
    i used some software recommended by Kempez and it works a treat
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976
    i used some software recommended by Kempez and it works a treat
    Ah cool glad that worked for ya mate. CrystalXP is my fav and its free
    Check my project <<| Black3D |>>
    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
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    xpize is by far the best imo



    doesn't screw your pc up or replace any files it just patches them


    Before (No XPize)
    After (XPize)

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    I use Winblinds 5.0, isnt alot to pay if you're justing skinning the GUI.. But the whole package with that silly DesktopX thingy is just a total waste of money in my opinion..

    Winblinds works for me, might work for other too.. havent used CrystalXP, but Winblinds is by far better than StyleXP..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bledd
    doesn't screw your pc up or replace any files it just patches them
    binary patching can generally considered to be both screwing and replacing critical system files

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    binary patching can generally considered to be both screwing and replacing critical system files
    I think what he means to say is the patching is quite 'inteligent' that is, it checks the resource part of the PE (dll/exe), then patches just the image, i belive it actually checks the bitmap to be what its expecting first. This is about as safe as patching can get.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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