Umm...I have a log-on screen that is black and grey, a wee little green short-cut arrow on my short-cuts, the taskbar and start menu properties menu has turned to Zune and I have an embedded theme, I also have an Anolis folder in program files with a Xpize back-up folder in it.
That's what happens when you check all the options without considering what it does I'm thinking of a way to make the process more user-friendly, but it's difficult. Until then I think the treeview to select a colour scheme works... for now.
1. How do I change the log-in screen theme back.
If you load the uninstallation package as an installation package then uncheck everything except logonui.exe, your Welcome Screen will be restored.
2. How do I remove the Xpize package.
Run the xpize5B3.exe program again and choose the Uninstall/Undo option, then select the backup directory. Alternatively to have a more granular control over what's restored run the backup package as an installation package and choose the items to restore.
I ask this as there is no Xpize anything that I can remove with Revo or similar
Revo won't help you.
, or is it that I can utilise the Anolis installer to re-install from the Xpize back-up folder...
The backup folder is used to restore your system to the state it was in prior to installing the package. It pretty much does the same thing as System Restore, except it's slightly safer (since it checks if the files have been modified after installing xpize) and also covers all changes, not just those to Windows' system files.
and if that is the case, can I also use the Anolis installer to install other non genuine themes
Only if you define an Anolis Package for it. Otherwise just drop any unsigned themes into your %windir%\Resources\Themes directory. Anolis Installer is not a theme manager, but a "transformation pack" system. Although I might expand its remit in future. Watch this space.
but most of all I want to change the log-on screen and the taskbar menu back.
Oh, and I find that the embedded theme is very hard on my eyes.
Blame Microsoft, they developed it
You'll find other visual styles installed besides Embedded. I'm personally quite partial to Royale Noir and Luna Element.
Ps, if any icons apart from the short-cut arrow have been changed, then they are hiding from me.
You're not looking hard enough. There are 1139 icons updated in xpize 5 Beta 3, such as the icons that appear in the Internet Explorer control panel, or the tools in MSPaint. This is in addition to the 148 bitmaps that are updated to remove the Windows 2000 look.
Edited by W3bbo, 01 July 2009 - 10:36 AM.