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    modifying w2k splash screen

    Yeah, yeah, I know... It's only up on my computer for about 3-5 seconds and I'm usually not in the room anyway.... but what application out there allows you to modify this boring screen? And does anyone have any directions on how to do so?

    And while I'm thinking about it.... any idea on modifying the "logo" that pops up with the start button, or how about the "Ctrl+Alt+Del" or "shutting down" screens?

    That would be cool.

    And ofcourse I'm looking for something that costs less then penny if at all possible.

    Thanx guys

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    Ok you want to get a look at what is going on?

    Type: boot.ini
    into your run box and find the line that ends like this:

    "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

    and modify it to end like this:

    "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect /SOS

    So you will change nothing and will only add the /SOS

    then save it and reboot and see if you like


    To change the other stuff the easist way is to get a progrem called xteg and tweak with its many plugins

    http://www.xteq.com/

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    I tried the way that Emericana linked to, and it worked great. I also figured out how to change the start menu thing that says what OS your using, I got mine to say Windows 2000 Server.

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    Also.. if you wanna get rid of the bootlogo just add /noguiboot to "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect in boot.ini

    It will remove the ability to see blue screens tho.. hmm.. :P

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    Originally posted by Desmond
    Also.. if you wanna get rid of the bootlogo just add /noguiboot to "Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect in boot.ini

    It will remove the ability to see blue screens tho.. hmm.. :P
    Oh yea i'm certainly going to miss those pretty "blue screens of death" I haven't seen one of those in 2 years lol.

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    lol this is actually windows 2000 pro. I could make it look like Datacenter if I wanted. I'm working on making all of windows 2000 look just like XP, it's working so far.

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    here's a picture of my win2k pro setup, tell me if you like.
    http://www.wideopenwest.com/~eshudno...tivegreen2.jpg
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    Originally posted by Royal
    here's a picture of my win2k pro setup, tell me if you like.
    http://www.wideopenwest.com/~eshudno...tivegreen2.jpg
    That's just a theme right? I'm trying to actually change the shapes of the task bar, but it seems impossible.

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    Originally posted by FoldingAddict


    That's just a theme right? I'm trying to actually change the shapes of the task bar, but it seems impossible.
    WindowBlinds does that nicely. I've used it a bit but am unsure if I want to keep it or not. http://www.stardock.com/products/win.../download.html

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    Member lord_moose's Avatar
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    Originally posted by FoldingAddict
    I tried the way that Emericana linked to, and it worked great. I also figured out how to change the start menu thing that says what OS your using, I got mine to say Windows 2000 Server.
    Dude, how'd you change the start bar like that? that's pretty sweet.

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    Originally posted by lord_moose


    Dude, how'd you change the start bar like that? that's pretty sweet.
    I used “reshack” to edit the bitmaps used in explorer.exe. I modified the registry and disabled Windows 2000 file protection that was overwriting my changes if I had left it alone. Using this same method, i'm trying to change the shape of the menu but so far no luck.

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    What exactly did you do with the resource hacker?
    In Explorer.exe what bitmaps do you change for that look.

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    how about XP Pro?

    Can this be done on the XP Pro OS???? If so...how?!?!?!

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