Kids first computer-surprise at startup wanted

  Graham ® 19:54 14 Dec 05

I'm setting up a PC for a friend's kids, it's a Christmas present. They're 6 and 8, and used to PCs by now.

I want to surprise them (and their parents) with what comes on the screen at startup.

I've done a Powerpoint desktop for a starter, but I'm sure you will have some improvements to suggest.

  stalion 20:00 14 Dec 05

go here and download (rudolph missed the roof) and include it in powerpoint
click here

  stalion 20:00 14 Dec 05

go here and download (rudolph missed the roof) and include it in powerpoint
click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:13 14 Dec 05

Customize Your Windows XP Login Logo
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Change the BOOT scrren
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  Graham ® 20:27 14 Dec 05

stalion, thanks. That wouldn't work, I only used Powerpoint to create a message with background, then saved it as a gif.

Fruit Bat /\0/\, thanks, I don't want to change things that much!

I have in mind the Christmas lights flashing round the screen.

  VoG II 20:31 14 Dec 05
  Graham ® 20:59 14 Dec 05

This is one of the items I was thinking of:
click here

  SG Atlantis® 21:34 14 Dec 05

that's neat.


thanks Graham

  canard 21:54 14 Dec 05

click here holiday lights- loadsa fun xmas lights and decorations- good over suitable wallpaper.

  lotvic 00:10 15 Dec 05

bookmarked - looks good, thanks

Hi, I put in a search for "Free desktop themes" and found a lovely Christmas one, which has Santa as the cursor (he rings his bell instead of the egg timer)and a snowy scene for the background, the screensaver has christmas music and Santa comes along on a sleigh and delivers presents to the house. I think it was on the MS website. If you can't find it I'll look later- at least it is just a theme which can be selected or deselected!!

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