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Windows 7: Can I remove the fade effect between the login screen and the desktop?

01 Jun 2014   #31
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry I can't test on my old desktop, but it still has files I need on it. I hope you can figure out how to install Windows 7 on yours.


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29 Jun 2014   #32
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Just a quick little update: Don't try this on Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft removed the SwitchDesktop function from Windows 8, so SwitchDesktopWithFade is the only one.

EDIT:
I guess the SwitchDesktop function DOES exist in Windows 8, but I can't seem to enable it for some reason. I get a BSOD whenever I boot up...
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18 Feb 2015   #33
Margu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know it's been really long since last post but I just want to say thanks because - you are the man!
...and can't believe nobody else said thanks or just independently confirmed it works.

There are discussions on this topic all over the internet all everybody says "it can't be done, it isn't meant to be done"-thing, and I almost lost hope. Then I dug up your winlogon.exe on 4th page of the discussion and could not believe that in fact it has been done.

The thing is - the solution exists and it is here, but most people will never discover it because it is dug deep in the forum.

In my opinion, this is not a worthless hack. I was constantly annoyed by this unnecessary "lag" because I really use my pc for technical stuff and these kind of things just add up to the time lost looking at fancy animations.

I'm very experienced in tweaking Windows, but this is still beyond my knowledge because it is a very very "hackish" thing. Seeing the possibilities of such a low level approach to things, I might try something like that myself.

Keep up the good work.
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12 May 2015   #34
emmikayj

Windows 7, 32 bit
 
 

Hi all - just found some useful instructions here: windows 7 - Is it possible to remove the fade effect between login? - Super User

- see the post by Oliver Salzberg - it's the one with a few screenshots

Helped me fix this problem quickly and painlessly so thought I'd share.
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12 May 2015   #35
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There's another way to have fun. I used bcdedit to set displaybootmenu to yes [default is no]; then msconfig has Selective Startup with load system services & startup items, Boot with noGUI, Boot Log, OS boot information, Timeout of 420 seconds. Not only do I get time to have all physical toys up to green before Windows becomes self-aware, not only do I get the famous F8 option [if/when I need it], but, I also get a blackNwhite road show of the geek stuff that happens before Windows 7 logon screen appears.

Years ago, during DOS and early Windows 3.1 - WFW 3.11 days, some of us used to diskedit/sector-edit command.com and other COMs to change the wording that would be displayed. Back then, me.com was really useful for such editing.
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14 May 2015   #36
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums emmikayj

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19 Jan 2016   #37
REB

Windows 98 SE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Butters View Post
Just a quick little update: Don't try this on Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft removed the SwitchDesktop function from Windows 8, so SwitchDesktopWithFade is the only one.

EDIT:
I guess the SwitchDesktop function DOES exist in Windows 8, but I can't seem to enable it for some reason. I get a BSOD whenever I boot up...
I'm still on Windows 7 and I remember thinking about this stupid fade years back, wanting to remove it. Looked it up again yesterday, lo and behold you actually found a way. It works great. I saw alot of threads regarding this, people wanting the same, and it doesn't seem like anyone knows about it except the ones who've participated in this thread.

Thanks man
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21 Jan 2016   #38
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No problem REB. I'm glad to see people are still getting use out of this. I just went back to Windows 7 on my main laptop, and this was actually one of the first things I did, lol.

I do still wish there was something we could do about the screen flashing black for a second or so, but even just removing the fade is a good improvement imo.
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