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Windows 7: Change Boot Logo/Screen?

11 Oct 2009   #21

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I will re-iterate what has already been posted in other threads... most of the people here volunteer their time and knowledge to assist the newcomer, however with the attitude that REB has displayed, don't expect much... We do this because we enjoy helping out, not because we have to...

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11 Oct 2009   #22

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I will re-iterate what has already been posted in other threads... most of the people here volunteer their time and knowledge to assist the newcomer, however with the attitude that REB has displayed, don't expect much... We do this because we enjoy helping out, not because we have to...
I couldn't agree more.
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28 Nov 2009   #23

Win7Ultimate
 
 
Me too!

Dispite heavy messages posted here by some people, I also would like to know how to change the booting splash screen. (The one where 4 light balls merge to become the windows logo).

I don't actually want to change it to a whole different image, or so.
I only want to remove the 2 text lines:
"Windows Starting"
- and -
"the Copyright -line"

We all know windows is starting at that time, and we all know windows has copyrights. Who cares! It would be nicer just to see a black screen and out of nowhere 4 lights became the windows logo and open the logon screen.
It would make the splash screen a bit more 'flashy'!

Anybody any ideas if this is possible? Just to remove those 2 lines of text?


Greetz
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29 Nov 2009   #24
REB

Windows 98 SE
 
 

It's not possible.
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01 Feb 2010   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

It dosen't work. It comes up with "Requested registry access is not allowed."
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01 Feb 2010   #26

win7 x64
 
 

For anyone looking for a solution :

- First, Use ResHack with %windir%\system32\bootres.dll file
- Extract the RCData resource.
- So you have two files, one *.rc and another one *.bin
- Rename the file *.bin into *.wim (not win!!)
- Use 7zip to extract your *.wim file
- In the extracted files you have an xml witch describe the second file witch is the boot logon bitmap animation!!!

Now you can modify the logon animation! But be carefull, to have a correct xml description file!!!

After modifications, do the inverse procedure, with a backup of your original bootres.dll file.

I advise you to try on a virtual machine before!

PS : Microsoft do not recommend to change it!!!

thanx

TheBunny
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02 Feb 2010   #27

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShopBunny View Post
For anyone looking for a solution :

- First, Use ResHack with %windir%\system32\bootres.dll file
- Extract the RCData resource.
- So you have two files, one *.rc and another one *.bin
- Rename the file *.bin into *.wim (not win!!)
- Use 7zip to extract your *.wim file
- In the extracted files you have an xml witch describe the second file witch is the boot logon bitmap animation!!!

Now you can modify the logon animation! But be carefull, to have a correct xml description file!!!

After modifications, do the inverse procedure, with a backup of your original bootres.dll file.

I advise you to try on a virtual machine before!

PS : Microsoft do not recommend to change it!!!

thanx

TheBunny

Does it really work, mate????
Would it be possible then for someone to make the screen as a explained before (above) and just post the *.dll file, so I can overwrite it?
Or can't it be overwritten?
Anyone volunteers?!

Gracie!
Pallemans
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02 Feb 2010   #28

Win7Ultimate
 
 

O, I did all the steps and I see the animation bitmap. This I can change to whatever.
But it doesn't show the 2 lines "windows starting" / "Copyright...." So I can't remove these lines, these words.
That means these words are not in the picture. So where are they from? Where is the file and the script where it says to show these words at the boot logo/screen and how to get rid off them?

Regards,
P.
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02 Feb 2010   #29
REB

Windows 98 SE
 
 

I shall try this out and report back. Thanks.
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02 Feb 2010   #30

win7 x64
 
 

It does work if you do it right. But it holds some grave security issues, as is stated by m$, and trust me, their warning is not hollow.

I too would advise against it, but everyone does with their rig as they please, so these instructions should be available for everyone to use if they please...


As for the writing, that resource is located elsewhere, be it inside bootres.dll, or in some other file. But I'd suspect it's tucked away somewhere inside bootres.dll, but don't know where yet.
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