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 Get your animated Healey cursors (for Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT) right here
(Thanks to the Smokey Mountain Austin-Healey Club)

They come in a variety of colors:

  • Bugeyes:
    Yellow, Blue, Red, British Racing Green, Black
  • Square-bodied Spridgets:
    Red, Blue, Yellow, Brown
  • Big Healeys:
    Red, Dark Blue, Black

And they do what Healey's (and British cars in general) do best!

Instructions for installing  and configuring an animated cursor

NOTE: You must have Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT to use these animated cursors.

The file you downloaded (You didn't download it yet? Click here to download it.) is a self-extracting executable file. First things first: run it.

If you know which directory you downloaded it to:

  1. Click the Start button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Click Run on the menu that appears.
  3. Type in the directory and file name that you want to run. The file name to run is ahcursors.exe

    You can use the Browse button to find the exact directory and file name, if necessary. The self-extracting program will put the resulting files into c:\windows\cursors. This is the correct directory for Windows 95, 98, and XP, but for Windows 2000 and Windows NT, you may want to put it in C:\WINNT\CURSORS.  Or, you may want to choose another directory.

If you don't know which directory you saved it in:

  1. Use your right mouse button to click the Start button at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  2. Choose "Find..." or "Search..." from the menu that appears.
  3. Type the name of the file you downloaded -- ahcursors.exe -- in the search box.
  4. In the box labeled "Look in," type "C:\" (or the name of the drive where you saved the file).
  5. Make sure the "Include subfolders" checkbox is checked, if appropriate.
  6. Click the "Find Now" or "Search Now" button.
  7. Double-click the icon next to the file that was found. This will run the extraction program, which will save the resulting file into C:\WINDOWS\CURSORS, or the directory that you specified. 

All right. Now you have the animated cursor files. How do you tell Windows to use a particular cursor when it goes into "Busy" mode?

  1. Start the Control Panel by using the following steps .
    1. Click the Start button.
    2. Choose "Settings" from the menu that appears
    3. Choose "Control Panel."
  2. Double click the Mouse icon in the Control Panel.
  3. Click the Pointers tab in the Mouse Properties dialog window.
  4. Double click the line labeled "Busy."
  5. If you are running Windows 95, 98, or XP, you should now be looking at a list of files in the C:\WINDOWS\CURSORS directory. If you are running Windows 2000 or Windows NT, you should be looking at a list of files in the C:\WINNT\CURSORS directory.  If you don't see a Healey there, go back and check the directions on running the file you downloaded.
  6. Double-click the icon you want. In the top right corner of the Mouse Properties window you'll see the cursor doing its thing.
  7. Click the OK button on the Mouse Properties window.
  8. Close the Control Panel.

Whew! The cursor is now installed. When your computer goes into busy mode -- for instance, when you're starting a program -- you'll see the animated cursor for a second or two.  There are other cursor modes that these cursors can be used for.  Try them out!  Experiment!