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Windows 7: Screen resolution during bootup

13 Dec 2009   #1
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 
Screen resolution during bootup

I was trying to reproduce the nice behavior I had on my old Sony laptop (running XP, but that's not the point). Namely, the boot-up screens - either the animation or the text-style info if the animation is disabled - would show in *their* native resolution (not sure if that was 640x480 or 800x600) in the middle of the screen. Once booted to Windows it assumed the full screen at its own native resolution (or whichever I may choose).

Now, with later computers I could not manage to do that. So now the boot sequence is using the full screen. What I do not like about it is that all images get stretched as they are not designed for 16:9 screens. As a result they look rather ugly, with the text stretched as well. It's readable, but I would be much happier if I could shrink it to a nicer form.

Not a performance problem really, the OS is running nicely, but it just annoys me . Any ideas?


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13 Dec 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Let me see if I understand correctly...

You want to force a resolution of only 640*480 or 800*600 on the Windows 7 bootup (Starting Windows screen). I have a 16:9 laptop resolution and it doesn't look strecthed on mine

Take a look at this: Windows 7 Boot Process Evolution, New Eye Candy and Code Changes - Camouflaging boosted performance - Softpedia

Looks like the resolution of the boot in 7 is 1024*768...I am not sure if you will be able to change it
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13 Dec 2009   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Well, what I mean is that whatever the boot resolution is - 1024x768, fine, it's not 1920x1080 of my screen. As a result the original 1024x768 image is stretched full screen, whereas I would like it to use just those 1024x768 pixels in the middle of the screen instead. Same goes for BIOS screens, which are not even part of Windows the way I see it.

So this is not so much changing the resolution of the boot sequence, but changing the way it is shown on a higher-resolution monitor.
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13 Dec 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Well, what I mean is that whatever the boot resolution is - 1024x768, fine, it's not 1920x1080 of my screen. As a result the original 1024x768 image is stretched full screen, whereas I would like it to use just those 1024x768 pixels in the middle of the screen instead. Same goes for BIOS screens, which are not even part of Windows the way I see it.

So this is not so much changing the resolution of the boot sequence, but changing the way it is shown on a higher-resolution monitor.
The only way to change the way it would be shown IS to change the resolution...it is going to look stretched because of the huge difference in resolution...
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13 Dec 2009   #5
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Right, but the fact is, I did see it done - on an old Sony laptop. I have no idea how though ...
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13 Dec 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Right, but the fact is, I did see it done - on an old Sony laptop. I have no idea how though ...
On a previous OS correct? Such as XP I guess...

Unless someone posts otherwise...I believe that is isn't possible now
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13 Dec 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Take a glance at this...
No Custom Windows 7 Boot Screen - Just in case you were holding your breath - Softpedia
It appears that MS has locked down the boot screen because it is now CPU based (like the link in a post above) and is tied to their performance enhancements
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13 Dec 2009   #8
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Oh well ... The old machine was running XP indeed. But I thought that the way the BIOS screens are shown is independent of the OS. In that old case both the BIOS screens and the boot-up screens were shown in the same fashion.
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13 Dec 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Oh well ... The old machine was running XP indeed. But I thought that the way the BIOS screens are shown is independent of the OS. In that old case both the BIOS screens and the boot-up screens were shown in the same fashion.
Sorry I couldn't be of anymore help...our hands are tied here
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13 Dec 2009   #10
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

My monitor is 1920x1080, and there is nothing stretched about either the BIOS or boot screens on my system. Therefore, I would suspect that the problem has something to do with your system settings (monitor).
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