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Custom XP - Visual Basic Scripting to Customize!

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A simple way to change the looks of XP is is to use some $1000 dollar GUI* program, right? WRONG! You can spend money on programs, but why pay if you can do it for free? In this guide i will show you how to do it so easy that it will cost $0 and will only take a few minutes to do. Even if you are a noob!

*GUI stands for Graphical User Interface (Just for noobs)
 
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Step 1: Info:

The following script can be dangerous to your computer and others if used inappropriately! Beware at all times, because this script can modify your computer and damage it!

If you need a reverse script see comments on first page! (if you don't want to re-install XP!)

Step 2: Help!

Don't know a thing about Visual Basic Script? I have found a great site for noobs like you! http://www.pctools.com/guides/scripting/id/2/?act=reference. This guide covers everything-for free! Take a look now to get an idea for what VBS is.

Step 3: Start the scripting!

To start a script you must make a file so that windows will recognize it as a VB script. Create a text file and change the ".txt" part to ".vbs". Now right click on it and select "edit". If you just ran it like a program it will execute the script.
Being a fan of linux scripting, this instructable peeked my eyes. Still have two token xp machines, so I will have to try this out.
Possibly you mean "this instructable piqued my curiosity", Computothought?
hello, I AM A STUPID DUMB IDIOT! I MISUSED THE SCRIPT! i NO LONGER CAN RIGHT CLICK ON ICONS AND ON MY DESKTOP,ALL MY DESKTOP ICONS DISSAPEARED, I HAVE NO SHUTDOWN BUTTON, AND MUCH MORE! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN ON MY COMPUTER FOR 4 HOURS NOW AND I FINALLY FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS THIS SCRIPT THAT I MISUSED THAT CAUSED ALL THIS TROUBLE! PLEASE TELL ME HOW TOO UNDO IT PLEASE!!!!!!!!! I DONT WANT TO RE-INSTALL WINDOWS XP!
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Get a System Restore point
if none of this is working just try to open task manager and start a task "explorer.exe" w/o quotes it could be the problem
Just change the 0's to 1's in the script that you ran, or run system restore. Start > Help and support. Click "Restore my computer with system restore" and follow the prompts.
reinstall winzp, bwahahahahahahahahahaha! I am a nerdling who uses linux! no problemo!!!!
I am a nerdling who uses linux and win xp! and tnx to linux I kept all my files when I re-installed win xp. So problem solved.
sniper120 (author)  carrierpilot13575 years ago
To reverse the script:

Open the script in notepad.
(Open notepad and click and drag the script into it.)

Change the 0 to 1s, 1 to 0s.

Execute.

>> Doesn't work? <<

Click start, Run, enter "Regedit"

browse to the key that is the problem:

Example:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\StartMenuLogoff (for start menu logoff)

You can delete or change to the opposite. (1 in key, set to 0)
this should reverse the changes with a re-install.

>> Still does not work? <<

Try this script I made:

http://www.box.net/shared/kselung23n

or just tinker with the other script.

The fixes may require a logoff or restart

START>RUN>"shutdown -r -f"
(force a restart of the computer)

Email: sniper1200@gmail.com if there are any more problems!

:) Sniper120
zapper0672 years ago
dim x
x = InputBox ("Please input password:","System Security")
lol = msgbox ("Password incorrect!",16,"Error")
gid30n3 years ago
Everyone involved in the hacking brotherhood is at some point a cracker,its like you are trained to be a military spy but yet you cant use your skill outside a mission...as much as you try not to, eventually you're gonna use those skills .Its kinda inevitable
vorlock4 years ago
Can u post the registry keys on here because I have heard really bad reviews about this book
QwertyuioLP5 years ago
Could you use to just change the computers desktop and without the message popping up that sys something like do you wont to change or reshistry entry changed? I was thinking I could use as a prank type of thing. Don't worry I will be carefull. If ou can help Thnxs if not oh well.
sniper120 (author)  QwertyuioLP4 years ago
Search up the /s or \s option for regedit. :)
Arbitror5 years ago
Wait, did you get this from a school computer?
sniper120 (author)  Arbitror4 years ago
Funny that you asked. No I didn't. Made by me! :)
QwertyuioLP5 years ago
Can you turn CMD on and off with this? I just got a computer from a teacher and it doesn't have it turned on. I need help!!
"Turn CMD on? I don't know what you mean by that... Try this: Type cmd at the run dialogue. If that doesn't work, then search for "cmd" with a search. If you completely don't have it, pm me.
In schools, command prompt is normally disabled to prevent people from using it maliciously. There are instructions here. You could adapt the instructions on the page so that you can change it with a VBScript.
Arbitror5 years ago
Replace "/ / / / / SCRIPT START / / / / /" and "/ / / / / SCRIPT END / / / / /" with "{{{" and "}}}"
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