General information & disclaimer:
Logo screens, icons, and
winamp skins are compressed to zip files. You will need
WinZip or another
unzip utility to extract them.
The logo screens have been tested
on Windows95 and Windows98, while they should work with newer
Windows version as well, I can't guarantee that they will. The
webmaster cannot be held responsible for any damages done to your
system by using any of the downloads provided on this
Please note that these instructions are "as is", i.e. I
don't provide any tech support on how to use the downloads other
than what is on this page and/or included as readme files with the
respective downloads. If you follow the instructions step by step,
things should work just fine, but I just don't have the time to
answer individual suport queries.
To use any of the logo screens here on your
machine, download the image you want, and extract the .zip file. It
will extract to 'something.bmp' (e.g. 'spikelogo.bmp'). Then rename
the extracted file to:
- logo.sys for use as start up logo (while Windows is loading)
- logow.sys for use as wait logo (while your pc is shutting
- logos.sys for use as turn off logo.
Now take a moment to backup your present logo screens in a
separate directory somewhere. The default startup logo.sys is in
your root directory (usually C:\), the logow.sys and the logos.sys
screens are in the C:\Windows directory. When you have backed them
up, put the new screens in the appropriate directories and reboot
your computer to see them in action.
There are various
shareware and freeware programs that make changing logos a lot more
comfortable though. You can download some from
FREETHEMES (go to
the Editors & Tools section, then Startup / Shutdown Screen
To use the Winamp Skins, you need to have the
Winamp player installed on your computer (for more info on Winamp,
Download the skin you want, and
simply move the .zip file (you don't need to un-zip it) into your
skins folder (usually C:\programs\winamp\skins). Now you can select
the skin from the Winamp menu.
Hotbar is a special feature that allows you
to use images to "skin" your browser. It works best with Internet
Explorer 4 or newer (there is a Netscape version available for NN
4.08 or newer, but it doesn't seem very stable, it tends to crash
Netscape. I would only recommend using hotbar when you're using
To use the skins, you must have hotbar
installed on your computer.
Just click on one of the preview images to use the skin; if you
already have hotbar installed, the skin will be added to your
private collection. If you don't have hotbar yet, you will be
prompted to install it. For more info, check out hotbar.com.