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I started to install FlyakiteOSX and my spyware software caught (2) trojan horses and quarantined them both

ldpinch trojan

trojan-downloader-zlob

So I am not installing his progam. Did anybody else have this come up?

No one else has had this problem that I know of. Download from a different server.

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After spending many weeks 'googling' for and installing several other transformation packs, all of which were buggy or unsatisfactory in some way, I finally came across FlyakiteOSX. It's just brilliant, Chris. The installer is exemplary, and the makeover runs totally stable on my PC. Now I can stop trying to hunt down a half-decent Windows customizing pack. This one I'll be keeping. Well done!

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don't be so violent, vi0lent666.

i guess you missed the installation notes during setup:

INSTALLATION NOTES: (Feb. 25, 2006)

This installer is designed to work on the following operating systems and languages:

-Windows XP (Home, Pro, RTM, SP1, SP2, Corporate)

-Windows 2003 (Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, RTM, SP1)

-Windows Media Center Edition (2003, 2004, 2005)

-Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

-All Language Versions

-Does NOT work with 64 bit versions of Windows!

does not say anything about SP3 (and Vista for that matter). Chris Kite however posted on his site (30 Dec 2007) that he is doing something about Leopard and Vista...

you just have to be patient. if you really want to try out FAK, you can revert back to SP2.

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how 2 integrate FlyakiteOSX v.3.5 into WinXPSP2 dist (such as it can be done with VistaMizer e.g.)?

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another question - when i instal OS X boot screen then in the text mode (e.g. while hdd is check up for errors) i not see anything on the screen but gray screen. how can it be fixed?

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Ummmm..... I just installed FlyAKite, and well, it made the start menu look like the "classic windows theme"... Im pretty sure thats not Mac look. The only thing changed I see are the icons, log on screen, and my desktop wallpaper. What went wrong? It looks a degrade other than an upgrade. :/ Any help?

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Ummmm..... I just installed FlyAKite, and well, it made the start menu look like the "classic windows theme"... Im pretty sure thats not Mac look. The only thing changed I see are the icons, log on screen, and my desktop wallpaper. What went wrong? It looks a degrade other than an upgrade. :/ Any help?

it seems that u've winxp with sp3 on boat. u must patch uxtheme.dll by other tool not that 1 that comes with FlyakiteOSX, UXTheme Multi-Patcher 6.0 for instance.

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Hi All,

I have installed FlyakiteOSX v3.5 on my XP laptop and it just looks great. However, there are a few things that I would like to know

* I want to change the default text ("Mac OS X Version 10") that appears during log-on to something else

* Also I would like to change the 'Apple' image that appears during logon and on the default finder bar

Can anyone point me to some documentation on how to tweak these?

Thanks

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Dear Gents,

First of all, i would like to thank each one of you for your valuable help/tips to successfully install v3.0.

I am a new member whom is very much interested to convert my interface to MAC and after many searches, i found your valuable site, that is willing to share experience for FREE when compared with other sites like windowblinds.

My problem dears is I am unable to install the latest version V3.5 as seen in the attached error image. Please note that I do have complete authority to my pc as full adminstration.

Wish to hear from you soon gents.

Best Regards,

Arabiest

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Dear Gents,

First of all, i would like to thank each one of you for your valuable help/tips to successfully install v3.0.

I am a new member whom is very much interested to convert my interface to MAC and after many searches, i found your valuable site, that is willing to share experience for FREE when compared with other sites like windowblinds.

My problem dears is I am unable to install the latest version V3.5 as seen in the attached error image. Please note that I do have complete authority to my pc as full adminstration.

Wish to hear from you soon gents.

Best Regards,

Arabiest

why not try to move/copy the install file to c:, and try again? or re download directly to c:? also check out readme file specially install specs/limitations (No vista, No sp3, No itunes multiplugin etc etc) If on xp sp3, there are threads here in AS on resolving that issue...

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After having installed and uninstalled FaK 3.5 many times during the past 2 weeks, I came to a conclusion that FaK 3.5 can actually work seamlessly with XP SP3.

I have also tried installing FaK 3.5 before updating to SP3 but it didn't work. Many things were messed up after one reboot, e.g. the visual styles, screen saver and most of the changed icons. All I had to do was to update the SP3 right after completing the installation of a fresh Windows and then put the FaK 3.5 in later.

It's working now :) (for me though).

Oh, and the new SP3 is stable enough I can feel the difference. Things are running more smoothly than before the SP3.

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FlyakiteOSX is just about the worst piece of crapware/bloatware/spyware/adware ever made.

I installed it and had to reinstall the OS, because of this software, and it wouldn't uninstall completely.

If you haven't installed this yet and you're reading this, DO NOT INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE

I just wanted to post my own opinion about FlyakiteOSX:

I can say I'm mostly a happy user of Flyakite. I cannot agree about it being spyware/adware, as I have never had problems by that side with Flyakite.

It is not crapware at least to me, though nowadays I prefer to mod Windows by myself (as I did now with my notebook), but for the beginner FlyakiteOSX is a very good option because it frees you from having to learn lots of complicated stuff. Indeed, I wish I knew how to write my own Flyakite to do a Leopard version.

But also it has it's drawbacks: yes, I also consider it bloatware, about one or two months later I uninstalled a fair amount of software installed by Flyakite as I was not using them or found better alternatives. Let's remind Flyakite is quite old by now, and other programs have since appeared which are better alternatives to some of the programs which come with Flyakite.

So, in short, my viewpoint is:

  • If you're an advanced user, learn about UXTheme, visual styles, icon patching, docks, docklets, AveDesk, etc... and mod your windows install by hand.
  • If you're a beginner and have a powerful computer, install Flyakite. You'll save a lot of time and can learn to mod (and uninstall pertaining parts of Flyakite as you mod) later (this is what I did).
  • If you're a beginner and have a powerless computer, you're better not modding your computer at all :P

BTW, before installing Flyakite do a restoration point (Startup > Programs > Accesories > System tools > Restore system) (my Windows is Spanish, please forgive and correct any mistranslation in step before). I've never completely uninstalled Flyakite (I uninstalled parts, not the whole) so can't tell if it uninstalls ok.

Also take a look at other alternatives. There is something called Bricko Packs, though I never found one for Leopard. :(

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