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Windows 7: Way to change the "starting windows" and "shutting down" text

12 Feb 2018   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64
Way to change the "starting windows" and "shutting down" text

I have searched online but haven't found a way to do this. The only thing people suggest is putting on a custom legal notice (not what I want) or changing the "welcome" message when you login. (not what I want either).

I want to be able to change the text which reads "starting windows" when windows is starting up and "shutting down" when it's, you guessed it shutting down.

Is there a way to do this?

In expectant gratitude,

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12 Feb 2018   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Richard, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

The tutorial below can help show you how to change the "Shutting down" message.

Shutting down... Text Message - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
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18 Feb 2018   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64

Thanks a lot Brink. Do you know which of those files controls the "Starting Windows" text?
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18 Feb 2018   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I don't know that one.
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01 Mar 2018   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Use I tried it and it changes the "starting windows" text and stays after reboots, if it get changed in the .dll it breaks startup and goes into repair.

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04 Mar 2018   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64

Thanks very much!
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 Way to change the "starting windows" and "shutting down" text

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