BootSkin Vista Product Page
These instructions pertain to installing the free trial version of BootSkin Vista.
From the Stardock BootSkin Vista product page, click on the "Download" page (http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/downloads.asp), then click on the "Download" link for "BootSkin Vista Download" and you will see the following dialog box:
The first screen you will see after the install starts is the "Welcome to the Impulse Installation Wizard". Impulse is required to install BootSkin Vista, as this allows you to get updates and other information about products Stardock sells, including the full version of BootSkin Vista (part of the Object Desktop suite). Click the button to start the install. (Click or to abort.)
The next screen you will see is the License Agreement (also known as the End User License Agreement (EULA)) which you must agree to install this software. Use the vertical scroll bar to view the entire license agreement. Check the box next to "I accept the terms of the license agreement", then click . (Click to view the previous screen. Click or to abort the install.)
The next screen in the install wizard is for the Target Folder (or path) where Impulse will install files to for both Impulse & BootSkin Vista. (You may change the default folder to something else by clicking the button and locating the desired folder.) On the Target Folder screen, click to continue. (Click to view the previous screen. Click or to abort the install.)
You will then see a progress bar displaying the status of the installation of the files to your computer. (Click or to abort the install.)
If you receive the following prompt asking "Impulse running as Administrator" with a "Yes" or "No" answer. It is strongly recommended that you click "Yes" (run as non-Administrator).
The install will then continue with the progress bar:
When the install is complete, you will see the following screen:
By default, the box is checked next to "Run BootSkin now", uncheck it if you do not want to run it at this time. Otherwise, click and BootSkin Vista will run. At this point, you can refer to the directions earlier in this manual on how to use BootSkin Vista.
Note: The free trial version allows you to apply bootskins, however you cannot create your own. You must purchase Object Desktop or Object Desktop Ultimate which includes the full version of BootSkin Vista to create your own BootSkins from graphic image files.