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Windows 7: Change Boot Logo/Screen?

17 Feb 2010   #61
GuestPoster

Windows 7 Ultimate with SiCo theme installed.
 
 

You know, if you don't want the boot animation, I have a few steps for you.

NOTE: When you turn on your computer/laptop, there will be a blank screen and will be taken to the login screen.

If you want to customize it, then don't ask me. I think having no boot animation is better than having the Windows animation.

1. Go to Start, and type in msconfig.
2. Go to the boot tab.
3. Find boot options and check the box "No GUI boot".
4. Reboot and there you go!

I did want to change my bootscreen to the x64 bootscreen, but I guess I don't want to mess up my computer (I have did before. Never try to rename shell32.dll!)

Just so you know, I'm not that much of a computer guy, but I still know my stuff


Well, thanks for reading this!


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01 Mar 2010   #62
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I certainly don't mind having a boot screen; it's better than just a blank screen. But I do wish the boot screen could be easily changed.
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14 Mar 2010   #63
midgo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I certainly don't mind having a boot screen; it's better than just a blank screen. But I do wish the boot screen could be easily changed.
This has worked for me in the past and I believe it will also work for win 7.

Code:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/create-a-custom-boot-logo-for-windows-vista/
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15 Mar 2010   #64
AClockWorkLemon

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

it won't work, the winload.exe.mui file does not even exist from what I can tell.
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15 Mar 2010   #65
midgo

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AClockWorkLemon View Post
it won't work, the winload.exe.mui file does not even exist from what I can tell.
It is here C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui
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20 Apr 2010   #66
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote:
It is here C:\Windows\System32\en-US\winload.exe.mui
Thats what I've been looing for...
Theres another in C:\windows\system32\boot\en-us\

Kinda obvious, now that i think about it
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20 Apr 2010   #67
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Heres what I did:
ResHacked the winload.exe & .mui's and rebooted. Went straight to the recovery PE which fixed my edits.

Quote:
- 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!!!
So tried the above method.
I added a fancy red squiggle all the way down the 200*12000 .bmp so I should have some red 'staticy' as the boot image does it's thing.

Checked the .xml doc to make sure its all kosher. Looked like it was, filesizes were matching up, but there were two entries:
Code:
 
<HIGHPART>0x01CA03F7</HIGHPART>
<LOWPART>0x96862B6D</LOWPART>
no idea what this is. Any ideas to decypher? Looks to me like hex, but my decoder outputs a bunch of ???????'s

Quote:
After modifications, do the inverse procedure, with a backup of your original bootres.dll file.
Done. ResHack makes a copy of the original when you save it, so I didnt. Although I should just to be safe...

So I rebooted and half expected it to work.

However, this was not the case.

Was just a blank screen until login, but I did notice the screen flicker, so it might of been processed and ignored?

Quote:
I advise you to try on a virtual machine before!
Yea. No. This was on my production box at my workdesk.

So I hope this helps somewhat, or maybe someone can point me in the right(er) direction?
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21 Apr 2010   #68
iottt

Windows 7,Vista,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Sure you can! But not by the usual customization methods however.

When using the EasyBCD tool to add the 32bit RC into the 64bit's boot options that replaced the 7 Boot splash screen with the Vista scrolling bar screen instead.

That was one customization I used a repair install to correct afterwards once the entry was in!
That is what happened to me - really getting on my nerves how do i switch back to default windows 7 boot screen? do you known?
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21 Apr 2010   #69
billychong93

windows xp
 
 

hey guys mind i ask you something about format windows 7?
well i have a motherboard intel desktop board DG41RQ, 2.4 GHZ pentium dual core, 2 GB DDR2. I'm now using windows xp service pack3. In the last few days i want to format to windows7 ultimate. But while it was formatting my motherboard reboot and appear a blank screen and i can't do anything. I've tried to restart so many times, but the result still the same. Is it any solution??
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22 Apr 2010   #70
iottt

Windows 7,Vista,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billychong93 View Post
hey guys mind i ask you something about format windows 7?
well i have a motherboard intel desktop board DG41RQ, 2.4 GHZ pentium dual core, 2 GB DDR2. I'm now using windows xp service pack3. In the last few days i want to format to windows7 ultimate. But while it was formatting my motherboard reboot and appear a blank screen and i can't do anything. I've tried to restart so many times, but the result still the same. Is it any solution??
you could try searching around on google to see if your motherboard has a way of resetting the BIOS and/or CMOS e.g. Dell inspiron Bios reset

you could also try unplugging all Hard and CD/DVD drives and then powering on to see if that helps. A while ago that same thing happened to me and it was because i had my PS3 controller plugged into the PC as soon as i unplugged it my PC booted just fine.
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