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Shintsu

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#1 10 years ago

I've been looking at some BootSkins after seeing someone else with them. Does BootSkin have any risk of messing up Windows? I read some people say they had problems with it and others have claimed other issues but I've seen an equal amount of positive reviews. Anyone here use BootSkin?




Kilobyte

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#2 10 years ago

I've used them once, on Windows 2000. I never saw it in action, but Windows ran like new afterwards...

Some people have had success, but many others have not. I don't think it is worth the risk.




Oblivious

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#3 10 years ago

Risky? Probably not (may need to boot to safe mode if it doesn't work right though) For those with issues, it's often due to

proprietary systems which won't allow bootskin to 'function'. If none of the versions work then you're essentially 'stuck' with the MS boot, sadly.. (from Stardock forums)

I've used some custom skins and other OS mods in the past and had some stability issues. They ended up being more trouble than they were worth so I got rid of them. I've seen some skins/apps that are slipstreamed that seem to work just fine though.

It usually can't hurt to try it out. (usually... do take care when hacking an OS) You may have more success than I did!

I will agree that vanilla XP is rather boring and lacking in native customization.




Shintsu

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#4 10 years ago

Ah, well I don't want to risk it messing things up. Just would've been nice to get a pretty screen on the bootup but it's not like I see it for too long anyways. Thanks guys!