Windows 2000 - Make it your own

Tired of the same ol' wallpaper day in and day out? Tired of hearing the default Windows sounds every time you induce a program error? Well, you can change these aspects of your desktop - and many other features - simply by accessing the Themes utility that is built into Windows 2000. To access this feature, select Start-Run, and type themes; pressing will launch the themes utility. But wait . . . you don't have any cool themes listed in there yet. Now the fun really starts - visit a site such as www.topthemes.com, where you can download many themes from various categories, including music and sports.

Here's a tip, though: themes get boring quickly, so you'll want to change them quickly and easily. Make the themes tool easily accessible by placing a shortcut to it on your Desktop or Start menu. Here's the drill. From the Start menu, select Search-For files and folders. Type themes, making sure you search all your local hard drives. The program should be located in your WINNT\system32 folder. To place a shortcut in your Accessories folder, for example, right-click the file and drag it to the Start button. Once the menu opens, keep dragging until you get to the Accessories folder and then let go of the button. Select Create Shortcut here, and that's all there is to it.

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