WindowsXP themes!

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    WindowsXP themes!

    Er, how do I change the themes in windowsXP? do I need a special app? They all seem to cost money and I am sooo getting sick of blue, silver, and (ug) green.

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    You can dowload themes off the net. They usually also state how they should be installed.

    Here's a link to a cool site for XP themes :

    www.themexp.org

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    Yeah, I found that one already. thanks but all I get is:

    Warning: Too many connections in /usr/home/themexp/www/textads/textad.php on line 55

    Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /usr/home/themexp/www/textads/textad.php on line 55
    Unable to connect database

    I checked it a couple times but I keep getting the same thing
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    I forgot about that. There's just too many ppl on that server, so you gonna have to try another site or come back another time.

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    >They all seem to cost money

    Wot! We're expected to pay for that junk! I have my desktop set Windows classic, and that's that.

    What's next? Am I going to have to get my credit card out everytime I want to change something in control panel of MY computer.

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    Originally posted by Davros
    >They all seem to cost money

    Wot! We're expected to pay for that junk! I have my desktop set Windows classic, and that's that.

    What's next? Am I going to have to get my credit card out everytime I want to change something in control panel of MY computer.
    Quiet you'll give them ideas!!! :P

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    Originally posted by Davros
    >They all seem to cost money

    Wot! We're expected to pay for that junk! I have my desktop set Windows classic, and that's that.

    What's next? Am I going to have to get my credit card out everytime I want to change something in control panel of MY computer.
    They're known a "third-party programs". Wow! Paying money for programs? That's unheard of

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    >"third-party programs".

    I don't consider the ability to change the colours on my desktop a third-party program. Even if M$ has contrived to deny the configuration setting, so that you need a third-party program to set it.

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    What you're meant to use. No, its not free (legally )

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    From the website: New 3-D enhanced themes create an amazingly detailed and lifelike environment that reflects your style and mood during work or play.

    What a load of rubbish!

    >No, its not free

    I don't care. I won't be using it.
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    Oh man, I thought I would get a free snazzy screensaver-guess not.

    I too will not be paying.
    Such is life.

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