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Giveaway of the day — Aston 1.9.5

Aston Shell is a powerful, fast, stable and flexible shell replacement application.
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User rating: 237 (74%) 82 (26%) 160 comments

Aston 1.9.5 was available as a giveaway on September 21, 2007!

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Aston Shell is a flexible and powerful Desktop replacement application, which lets you save your computer's resources while giving your Desktop a unique look. Aston completely replaces your old Desktop with a new one, providing numerous additional features and saving computer resources for more necessary tasks.

By installing Aston, you acquire a lot more than just a fancy look, you get a more efficient way of using your computer. Aston looks similar to the Desktop you're already familiar with, but its components offer much more functionality:

  • Toolbars (side panels on the left and on the right sides of the screen) offers easy access to the documents, applications and web links you need the most;
  • Multi-state Taskbar buttons let you know exactly if a certain window is active or minimized (they are also adapted to the width of the Taskbar and are thus easier to manage: no precious screen space is wasted);
  • Aston Quick launch Panel can be as small as a single button: you get easy access to your shortcuts without turning the Taskbar into a garbage dump;
  • You can hide and restore System Tray icons with a single click or a keystroke;
  • Keep your Desktop clean: use the Panel plug-in to organize your files without turning the Desktop into a dumping ground;
  • Desktop icons can be of any size, any form (thanks to alpha-blending) and can be animated as well. Standard limitations are gone!
  • Aston Disks and the Recycle Bin let you visually monitor their fill states;
  • Multi-monitor support;
  • A built-in Hotkey Manager makes your work with Aston even more pleasant and effective.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/NT/2000/XP; Pentium or better; 16-bit video mode

Publisher:

Gladiators Software

Homepage:

http://www.astonshell.com/aston/

File Size:

3.97 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#160

For those interested... Aston 1.9.6 has been released today.

http://www.astonshell.com/aston/whatsnew.htm

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#159

Hi Mary (#162)... I wish I could help you. I have a registered version from Aston. I would suggest sending them an email to see if they can help you. Good luck!

Reply   |   Comment by BillW50  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#158

Help! I installed 1.9.2 when you had it then I downloaded 1.9.5. All of suddent it is coming up 30 day trial is up. It shows on the bottom of my screen 1.9.2 is registered to giveawayoftheday. Please someone help me. I love this program.

Reply   |   Comment by mary  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#157

Well, im running XP with accent to performance, so installing Aston shell just took some more RAM resourcess. Uninstall in Explorer shell was without trouble. It looks nice though, some features i really liked. There was another downside - it messed up my USB ports - had to renew them completely.

Reply   |   Comment by Jazzgame  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#156

Don't know if it's been said but this shell doesn't allow you to run a virus scan once it's been installed. No good lah.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#155

you win. whatever you think you are winning you win it. I admit you are the better man. I'm sorry. I will now hang my head in shame and admit defeat. you a person I've never met, never will meet and I care nothing about and you care nothing about me, has infact made me feel small and insigificant on the internet.

I shall now go and try and become a better person.

Reply   |   Comment by Khai  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#154

For me this is a great toy , and for the price can't beat it.

Reply   |   Comment by bruce  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#153

Oh, look. Khai is proving how a jerk acts!

The "screenshot" does absolutely nothing to prove that you are in 32 bit color mode WITH animations or transparencies in Aston.

Also, the screenshot does absolutely nothing to show what video card you are using. It really looks like a composite shot, anyway; something you made up in Photoshop.

Also, even if the pic were real (which I doubt - exactly how much does Gladiator Software pay you?), it does NOT show Crossfire, Viveo OR even Catalyst running. It clearly shows Windows Display Properties and NOT any advanced ATI software.

You demonstrate your own desperation with your idiocy, not that the quotes taken directly from the software provider's website, or the desctription above also provided by the software provder are incorrect.

Nope, all you've proven is how a jerk acts. Your choice of foul language in place of factual discussion has been noted and a formal complaint sent to GAOTD staff.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#152

infact here is the screenshot.

so. please. tell me how I'm infact doing this?

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1041/1432824349_538614f650_o.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by Khai  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#151

"Kai, apparently you know nothing about the Windows video system or how 16 bit and 32 bit color mode work."

actually I do... and it's running in 32bit.
lets see.. running on ATI Catalsyt - check. Properties report... oh look 32bit.. want a acreen shot?


as to the multimonitor support if it does not support it.. how the fuck am I running on 3 monitors - without 'hacking into windows and Aston'? all I did was CONNECT THE MONITORS AND RUN IT.


I am done with this. I am currently doin what you say it can't do... so... sorry. I'll stick with what is working and let you guys spread the lies.

Reply   |   Comment by Khai  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#150

For those insiting that Aston has actual multiple monitor support - directly from the Aston website -

"Well, for some time now multi-monitor support has been a major feature request for Aston, but as yet, there is none, though it is a priority for a new version. "

Seems pretty definitive to me. One has to HACK into Windows and Aston to get even a smidge of actual multiple monitor support. As Aston themselves admit in the postin above, there is no actual mulitple monitor suport, just hacks.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#149

“ANyone who does serious video work is using 32 bit video mode. Aston ONLY works in 16 bit.”

I’d check your computer… it’s running in 32bit here…

#146 Kai - In the system requirements (sometimes also interpreted as restrictions) Aston clearly says that for all functions to work, the computer MUST be in 16 bit color mode. How about YOU go to the actual program description, and read where it says that it switches your computer into 16 bit color mode.

Right from the Aston website:
Requirements:

Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista, Pentium or better,
16-bit video mode
(Emphasis added)



What's that last line say? 16 bit video mode (an amateurish way of saying that it requires 16 bit color mode) must be switched on for Aston to work completely (such as the transparencies and desktop animations).

Kai, apparently you know nothing about the Windows video system or how 16 bit and 32 bit color mode work.

There is also this, right in the Aston FAQ:

Q: My video player (TV tuner, game) doesn't seem to work correctly when running Aston but everything is OK when I switch back to Explorer.


A: Most probably this has been caused by transparent elements of Aston. Try using a simple Theme without transparent elements, like Aston Desktop (installed by default). Moreover, go to Start>Aston setup and disable (set to 0) transparency for the Taskbar, Toolbars and plug-ins.

Try this. Then check display properties. When you change the transparency setting you change between 16 bit color and 32 bit color. Way too clunky. Aston is obviously last century programming.


Also, Aston will trash ATI Catalyst, Crossfire and Viveo. All are based on Stardock programming, which is INCOMPATIBLE with Aston.

Unless you use an nVidia card, this program is pretty useless. If you have a video card from the last few years - also pretty useless.

#135 - Jack - One can not run real video editing software without multiple monitors. Also, for modern games, ATI allows stacking graphic CPU's and Video RAM, which is almost required by today's games, and which Aston royally screwed up.

I can also run a Halo server on one monitor while I am running the game on another. On my main network computer I monitor what the other computers on my system are up to, and I can even send thier video signal to on of the four monitors. Also, I can send the signal from one side of a dual monitor card to a TV (or video projector) while I control the computer from the other monitor, so people viewing the presntation never see the little man behind the curtain.

While I edit pictures with Corel Paint Shop Pro, the pic I am working on gets sent to a high def monitor while all the tools are on a standard monitor.

REAL video editors (like AVID, not the giveaway crap we see here) will not run on a single monitor system.

For people who actually use thier computer for work, a multiple monitor setup is pretty much a requirement.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#148

@3 - You are right to tell people to check it out before using. I had the old version andI can already tell you from experience. This program is not safe. I lost hundreds of dollars worth of software and work. I do not think it was a problem on my end as I looked over the help manual after un-installing but found no problem. Everything was installed/un-installed BY THE BOOK. So I will end this comment by saying this.

Backup, backup, backup, backup, backup!

Reply   |   Comment by Jesse B  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#147

Definitely not worth the download. It messed up my computer: i have no sound, i have to run explorer.exe manually whenever I reboot, control panel doesn't work, regedit doesn't work, whenever I try to log out, shut down the pc or go to standby/hibernate my comp crashes with a STOP: c000021a (Fatal System Error) etc etc etc.

Reply   |   Comment by S  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#146

This piece of software looks cool at FIRST! But it spreads your Icons out under eveything so you can't see or read them. And all the cool icon layout tweaks do the same thing, spreads them out, under the cool tool bars and on the left side under their My Computer Icon and hard drive status bars. What good is it iod it just spread the icons out from top to bottom and side to side, the overlays it with it's own icons and toolbars??? It' history on my machine. If they can fix the icon problems I might reinstall it. I never botherd looking much futher as ONE Problem makes it useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Greenwood  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#145

I would not recommend this to anyone. It totally messed up some drivers in my computer and part of my hard drive. I can't open my computer, my documents, my search, my control panel.

Thanks to this I now need a new hard drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila Flocco  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#144

We need a fast summary of reasons to download and reasons NOT to download AFTER people have experimented with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue Watt  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#143

"ANyone who does serious video work is using 32 bit video mode. Aston ONLY works in 16 bit."

I'd check your computer... it's running in 32bit here...

Reply   |   Comment by Khai  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#142

I forgot to mention that you can get back to your original config using shell swap and then go back to your theme of choice

Reply   |   Comment by Excellen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#141

It is a nice program but it isn't great on Vista. I disagree with other people who say it takes alot of work to get back your original Vista configuration. It only took me a couple minutes to get it back. One main problem I found was you can't creat a new folder and move things from desktop to the folder. I think it is going to be a great program when it is more compatable.

Reply   |   Comment by Excellen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#140

looks great but skrewed my pc up

Reply   |   Comment by Blank Page Designs  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#139

#113 very wise solution ,thankyu

Reply   |   Comment by skroll  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#138

i find stardocks desktopx combined with windowblinds, cursor xp and rightclick makes a more manageble and feature rich experience, also it uses half the memory and doesn't hack into the operating system, if you dont like them simply unload and the original is back

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#137

Another point, I'm glad I took the advice of others and created a restore point before I installed this junk. I'm glad I did because the uninstaller did not remove much. I looked into what was left behind and it blew my mind.

Reply   |   Comment by mswarrior  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#136

What utter garbage, i'm sorry I gave this a thmbs up earlier today. Yes it looks cool and I spent hours tweaking the dam thing to make it right for me only for it to not let me shut down the system. There is nothing in there website FAQ area about this but in the forum there are plenty of people who do have the issue. why the hell would you bother to even give away this garbage. Not to mention you lose the ability to manipulate the files save to your desktop in several ways. yes you could use explorer to access + delete etc but why the hell should I. If I want to delete something on the desktop i don't want to make it more work. I don't post in here often but this crap is worth the post. If I had 10 thumbs they'de all be down!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by mswarrior  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

I like this shell but after installing it it freezes my system is there someone who knows this problem and how to fix it
thx rob

Reply   |   Comment by rob  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#134

#100 Bull droppings all around and in your statements. Don't whine. Stick your chest out take a deep breath and try to find your installation CD. Things are tough all over. Bet you needed a re-format on your HD anyway. Other wise your computer would not have come to a stop with the installation of this program.

Launch yourself on a new adventure. But, install ERUNT this time. It would have been a five minute fix if you had installed it before today. See, you learned another thing. A bright day is coming. Too bad that you were not bright enough to back up your registry

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Boyce  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

#29 This program does support multiple monitors.

Why would you want to use multiple monitors? How many monitors can be used by one person? How far back to you have to sit? Do you use small monitors? I am not really sure what is attractive about multi monitor computer systems. But, I am willing to learn.

Jack

Reply   |   Comment by Jack Boyce  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

#67 two wives! and two computers!

Reply   |   Comment by slipperedlobster  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

I tried this and didn't care for it myself. The idea is great, to replace the often buggy and unstable (in my experience anyway) Explorer shell with a more intuitive and functional (not to mention customizable) one.

What I didn't like about this shell replacement was the bulk of it. It had more on the desktop than the Explorer shell does, and it had a list of applications by type which could have been handy had it been smart enough to see Firefox as my system default browser over Internet Explorer; Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express (which is essentially disabled on my system, but was detected and placed as if it were the commonly used e-mail application); and/or Photoshop instead of MS Paint (which I have to ask, does ANYONE REALLY USE?!). Over all, not bad, but too much clutter and too much crap to have to clean off the desktop's basic interface for me to find interest or potential long-term use. If it were more minimalist or basic starting and allowing all that extra stuff with simplistic quick user-friendly add-on actions I'd be more inclined to keep it and use it... But until then I'll stick with the tweaked and hacked Explorer interface I've been using. Maybe XFCE will move from Linux-only to a Shell replacement someday for Windows users... Yeah right! *lol*

Reply   |   Comment by WeyrleaderZor  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

Ok, here's partof the video problem.

ANyone who does serious video work is using 32 bit video mode. Aston ONLY works in 16 bit. (that's how they get desktop animations, color shifting.) Incomaptible with any video card that uses Theater mode, Viveo or Crossfire.

Ancient technology. They must be struggling with a fading customer base, thus today's freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

Some points I missed trying for brevity:

Before I ran Aston, I wnated to see if I could figure where some of the memory savings claimed were coming from. I noted memory in use on a clean boot, right-clicked and unchecked "Show Desktop Icons". Reboot with no desktop icons, voila, I was saving almost 3mb of Ram. Is that not what some are claiming they saved runing Aston? Bladed Thoth seems to make that claim. I guess the only memory saved is from simply no loading Windows' Desktop.

I found nothing that indicated anything was running faster. In fact, a huge chunk of the video system did not work at all.

Aston may ___claim___ mulitple monitor support. I have one question about that - from what century? Certainly not this one, as I have two very now ATI cards wih Crossfire and multiple monitors enabled and Aston royally screwed them. I could tell because not one of my video editors would load, and every one reported the problem to be that the video card system was destroyed.

I rarely give away the info on this any longer, since I get paid more an hour than most people in here make in a week for my computer advice. If you want to know what I know, you can pay me, or pay some other real programmer. For instnace, this afternoon, I went to a client's home and installed a new computer I custom built for them. It took me from 3:30 to 6:30. My take, just for three hours? $1,200. Do the math.

If you have a bare bones, last century system, this seems to work ok. I know someone who installed it and it ran fine for him. But, his video card with multiple monitor support is an old ATI 500 card that has not even been made for five years.

I actually use my computers to work. They are not just some decorative bit of furniture that happens to get on the internet, or play games.

After Aston, not one of the serious programs that depend on Windows Explorer OR ATI Crossfire or modern video cards would work. And, as I said before - ATI Catalyst and Avivo, required for High Def ATI cards and required to manage this complcated environment - neither one would work at all.

Aston doesn not just ask for internet access. It demands it, like a petty dictator.

I don't know how anyone thinks this makes things faster, everything about my system slowed to about half speed. I ran Speakeasy and DSLReports internet speedcheck, and my 3mb internet connection slowed to under a meg and a half under Aston.

Struggling with a bunch of retarded desktop tweaks is a waste of time to anyone who actually works with thier computer. The problems I had mean I will be telling my customers with new computers to stay far, far away from this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Hempman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

im a noob, i took the plunge, and its great! now all i can see in my monitor is a blue screen...just kidding! my desktop is way cooler now i cant stop marveling at how it looks. no problem installing, and having so much fun customizing. just go through the comments above and note how the various concerns can be addressed (especially the uninstalling issue addressed by #32). this one is a keeper. thanks gotd!

Reply   |   Comment by wideeyednoob  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

For anyone afraid of crashing your computer...you can download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 (now completely free) BUT only if you have Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Windows XP Professional (or above), or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition...Use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same physical computer. Allows you to run W98, Win Millennium, W2000, XP, Vista, and some other operating systems...http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx ...I installed Aston, messed it up and uninstalled without any harm or problems to my main system. I had no problems at all. You do have to install an operating system (Windows or other) into a virtual machine before you can use this but it worth it. Its like having multiple computers on-demand with a click of the mouse. Oh, and Aston 1.9.5 is Great!

Reply   |   Comment by JonC  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

this game is horrible

Reply   |   Comment by Harold  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

Anyone wondering if they should get this or not should read this:
Aston is fast and reliable. I have been using it since 2004, or maybe earlier. I have never had a problem with it. It is easy to install and easy to remove if you don't like it. Also the support community is amazing. There are constantly knowledgeable people in the Aston forums that want to help out. (Plus I hang out there)
To anyone that has used litestep:
Aston is much easier to skin, and easier to install. The skins are pretty easy to install also. I think they were easy to install on litestep also, but I don't really remember. There is no coding required to skin aston shell which is a big plus and makes skinning it faster and much more simple. The learning curve between Aston and Litestep favors Aston hands down. I think that Litestep may be slightly more functional, but I am not 100% certain. I used Litestep for a little while and had planned on converting my Aston themes to litestep so they would be used more broadly, but I didn't learn how.

Over all though, Aston is wonderful, fast, Vista compatible, and generally has very few bugs. (None that have ever effected me.)

Reply   |   Comment by haxer  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

A bad review here.

This still has some bugs.
I tried Aston 1.9.5
Make your backup,copy tour register,SET a restore point ~ PLEASE! If you have sandboxie or Returnil,use that. I Did, that`s the only reason that I`m
on line now.
It looked good, excelent layout,and Helpful shortcuts.
I After four hours of use my screen went blank & restarted,only to show the wallpaper,no mouse pointer,No nothing else.
I restarted again only to get "BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH".
Restsrt again, same result, again same.Restart again, this time iI went f10 for System recovery,canceled that
and it went to system restore. Now everything seems to be back in order.
Aston 1.9.5 ,All thums down.

Uninstalled & happy
The Grouser

Reply   |   Comment by George Bishop  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

I would advise people to think carefully before installing this. I installed it last time,used it a few months and decided to unistall as my PC kept freezing.

I unistalled using the unistall provided but when I rebooted I was unable to access my files and only managed to use my PC again when a friend who works in IT advised me to create a new user ID via safe mode. I lost all the files stored under my old ID.

Reply   |   Comment by RGM  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

Sounds too good to be true. Will pass on this one, I don't like installing shells that cannot be safely removed. I have had previous trouble with a shell similar to this one. Reformatting took a day to finally get finished with.

Reply   |   Comment by jowolf359  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

Hello everyone!

I’ve posted today’s review - I hope you all enjoy reading it! Comments are always welcome on my web site.

Swan Reviews (Almost!) Everything

Thanks everyone!
~ Swan

“The day will come when machines and software will tell us whom to know; what to eat; what to wear; when to go to work and what profession to pursue; when to sleep; what entertainments to enjoy and with whom to have any kind of relationship. It can’t be avoided and you will succumb.”
~ Swan

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#120

I'm very impressed with the software, thanks to the comments I did do a lot of backing up before installing, but honestly, with a bit of common sense you figure out how to clean up your entire desktop and make everything far more accessable, so far, so good.

The quicklaunch bars are very easy to use, intuitive, as well as fully customisable. Don't have a huge wad of desktop icons anymore!

This is a very open-ended system, and it has sped things up for me as nothing needs loading when I come out of an application (clean desktop).

Simply put, better than windows =]

Reply   |   Comment by Randomness  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

I'd like to report back on the update from previous to current version.
I switched back to Windows Shell (did a little bit of cleaning on the program folder and the desktop icons), then activated and installed. When install was finished, did not let Aston run right away but started with the Shell Swapper first. Swapped back to Aston and it started up just fine. Only inconvenience so far: it loaded all Windows desktop icons that were long deleted under the older Aston and the minimization on the right hand icons doesn't work anymore.
With this update I finally have Aston running on son's computer as well, he does love all the themes, especially the Simpson ones ...
Noticed that they have a portable version for Altdesk out, it would be too nice if it let's the GOATD users update theirs.
Pura vida, AlexSJ

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#118

I don't understand why if its such a "great" program and makes your computer faster, and your not totally a beginner with computers, why sooooooo many people are trying to uninstall it?

Reply   |   Comment by adil  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

How do i change from aston back to my old desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by Esma  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

If we run the activate program during the required time, would we be able to install the program at ANY given time??

Reply   |   Comment by tracy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

After reading more of the comments this afternoon, I became worried this program would do more harm than good. I decided to un-install it and followed the directions someone had posted. I went to the start menu, swapped the shell back to the internet explorer option and then logged off. When I logged back in, I did an normal un-install and had no problems. My computer is back to normal.

So if you are fearful of installing this because of other comments about uninstalling problems, just follow the directions listed above and you should have no problems. I plan to re-install it again now that I know, it won't be a problem later.

Reply   |   Comment by Stormie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

CAUTION: Beware of installing Aston Shell that is being offered free today. Before installing it, backup your registry or create a restore point. Luckily, before I installed this program, I created a restore point just in case the operating system crashes after installing it.

Once installed, it crashed my operating system (Windows XP Home Edition). It generated an error file so I will submit it to the Aston Shell website once its links are working correctly. I may retry installing this program because of the overwhelming positive comments left from successful users of Aston Shell.

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#113

This isn't the best screen shot or anything. But this gives you some idea what Aston is all about. And this is just one of hundreds of different configurations and themes you can have your desktop looking like.

http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/3034/20070921155406ss2.jpg

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#112

For some reason I installed Aston and several themes but I can't seem to get the cursors with the themes. It says the C:ProgramFiles>Aston>Current Theme>Cursor Folder is missing. Can anyone help me fix this problem???

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#111

Those of you that are scared to install Aston 1.9.5... why not create another user account through Control Panel -> User Accounts? That way if it does mess something up under this user account (install Aston while logged on this new account), just relog on your old user account and delete the new one. If it works fine and you like it, just reinstall under your old user account (do a System Restore -> Create a Restore Point first). Do this before the GAOTD ends. System Restore can be found at:

"%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe"

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