Plus! Themes



Lindsay
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just done a
fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is where I
normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the Simpsons but now I
can't use it. Is there something I haven't installed? And no, this folder
has nothing to do with the Plus! pack. If I create a new folder called
Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't tried the Resource\Themes folder yet,
but that's because I never used it before.

James
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Have you tried putting it in Windows/Resources/Themes.

"Lindsay" <me@home.com> wrote in message
news:42890bf7$0$556$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just done a
fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is where I
normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the Simpsons but now I
can't use it. Is there something I haven't installed? And no, this folder
has nothing to do with the Plus! pack. If I create a new folder called
Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't tried the Resource\Themes folder yet,
but that's because I never used it before.

Kath Adams
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Lindsay wrote:
> Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just
> done a fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is
> where I normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the
> Simpsons but now I can't use it. Is there something I haven't
> installed? And no, this folder has nothing to do with the Plus! pack.
> If I create a new folder called Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't
> tried the Resource\Themes folder yet, but that's because I never used
> it before.

It's separate program, you have to buy it. If this was on your PC when
you bought it originally, then it was probably installed by the seller
as an extra and doing a fresh install means it is gone.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/plus/PlusHome.asp
--
Kath Adams
MS MVP - Windows (IE/OE)

Kenny S
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
On xp the themes go in the the resources/themes folder. Use that.

I have an installer here that allows you to add the older win98 classic
themes to xp, and the screensavers too..
take a look
http://www.electricboom.com/download_plus.htm

Kenny


"Lindsay" <me@home.com> wrote in message
news:42890bf7$0$556$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
> Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just done
> a fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is where I
> normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the Simpsons but now I
> can't use it. Is there something I haven't installed? And no, this folder
> has nothing to do with the Plus! pack. If I create a new folder called
> Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't tried the Resource\Themes folder yet,
> but that's because I never used it before.
>

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Hi Lindsay,

If your previous XP installation was an upgrade, then yes it could have been
there. If not, then this was an add-on via the Plus CD which is a purchase
item.

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Lindsay" <me@home.com> wrote in message
news:42890bf7$0$556$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
> Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just done
> a fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is where I
> normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the Simpsons but now I
> can't use it. Is there something I haven't installed? And no, this folder
> has nothing to do with the Plus! pack. If I create a new folder called
> Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't tried the Resource\Themes folder yet,
> but that's because I never used it before.
>

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
My bad....what Kath said and go Bo! :o)

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Kath Adams" <kathadams@(nospam)mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OCIDaSmWFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Lindsay wrote:
>> Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just
>> done a fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is
>> where I normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the
>> Simpsons but now I can't use it. Is there something I haven't
>> installed? And no, this folder has nothing to do with the Plus! pack.
>> If I create a new folder called Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't
>> tried the Resource\Themes folder yet, but that's because I never used
>> it before.
>
> It's separate program, you have to buy it. If this was on your PC when you
> bought it originally, then it was probably installed by the seller as an
> extra and doing a fresh install means it is gone.
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/plus/PlusHome.asp
> --
> Kath Adams
> MS MVP - Windows (IE/OE)
>
>

Lindsay
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
No upgrade. And this folder is part of the XP installation and has nothing
to do with the Plus! pack. Yes, putting the theme into the Resource\Themes
folder does work, but that doesn't explain where the Program Files\Plus!
folder has gone. It should be there.

Vincent Xu [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
Hi Lindsay,

Thank you for posing here.

From your description I conclude that you haven't installed the program
named "Microsoft Plus SuperPack for Windows XP". You may install it first
in order to use those themes.

If you didn't have one, you may get it from our site below:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/plus/PlusHome.asp

Thank you for using MS Newsgroup.

Best regards,

Vincent Xu
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| Hi Lindsay,
|
| If your previous XP installation was an upgrade, then yes it could have
been
| there. If not, then this was an add-on via the Plus CD which is a
purchase
| item.
|
| --
|
| All the Best,
| Kelly (MS-MVP)
|
| Troubleshooting Windows XP
| http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
|
|
| "Lindsay" <me@home.com> wrote in message
| news:42890bf7$0$556$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
| > Normally, there is a folder in Program Files called Plus!. I've just
done
| > a fresh install of XP (new hard drive) and it's missing. This is where
I
| > normally put Classic style Themes. I have one for the Simpsons but now
I
| > can't use it. Is there something I haven't installed? And no, this
folder
| > has nothing to do with the Plus! pack. If I create a new folder called
| > Plus!, Windows ignores it. I haven't tried the Resource\Themes folder
yet,
| > but that's because I never used it before.
| >
|
|
|

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
1. Please include the previous post you are replying to.
2. No, this folder is not installed via XP default.

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

Vote: Bo

"Lindsay" <me@home.com> wrote in message
news:428994aa$0$26125$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
> No upgrade. And this folder is part of the XP installation and has nothing
> to do with the Plus! pack. Yes, putting the theme into the Resource\Themes
> folder does work, but that doesn't explain where the Program Files\Plus!
> folder has gone. It should be there.
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:32 AM
Lindsay wrote:

> No upgrade. And this folder is part of the XP installation and has nothing
> to do with the Plus! pack. Yes, putting the theme into the Resource\Themes
> folder does work, but that doesn't explain where the Program Files\Plus!
> folder has gone. It should be there.
>
>

It's not part of a standard installation.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Plus! Themes