Solved I want to change Win 7 startup splash screen

June 2, 2010 at 07:30:43
Specs: Windows XP
I want to change the windows 7 start up splash screen. do i simply overwrite a file in the windows subdir? what is the file name if so? what resolution should it be and all that info? I want to change it to a different picture without windows 7. i dont want to disable the screen in computer management either. answer here or rrb6699@gmail.com

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#1
June 2, 2010 at 08:02:16
Why not just turn off the splash screen - it's a lot easier than changing the splash screen itself. The video in the link below shows how it is done.

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/676058...


Enjoy.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#2
June 2, 2010 at 09:27:54
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Create the following DWORD_32 entry in

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Authentication\LogonUI\Background

Value: 1 (DWORD_32) Entry: OEMBackground

Prepare a file named backgroundDefault.jpg which has file size no larger than 245 kB and put it in

C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds

CoolGuy


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#3
June 2, 2010 at 23:16:28
so this will replace the windows OS splashscreen that says "Windows Ultimate, Premium, etc..." on it? or will it just introduce another splash screen?


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#4
June 3, 2010 at 04:09:07
Your backgroundDefault.jpg file will replace Windows default splash. You can revert the change by setting Registry DWORD value to 0.

That means 0=Windows default, 1=Your image file.

One other note: If your screen resolution is too high to be displayed during bootup, you can make the size of the image file 1024x768. Some of the folders are not in existence when Windows is installed. You must create them.

EDIT (04 June): "Replace" here does not mean "delete the original image file and put the new image file". It will replace what you will see on the screen. The original image file will always be there. One proof of this is, if you apply a new THEME through Personalization, the splash will return to Windows Default. In this case, OEMBackground entry in Registry will have the value 0. You have to make it 1 again if you want to see your custom-made image file as splash. I am sorry if I have caused confusion.

CoolGuy


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#5
June 3, 2010 at 07:12:42
ok thanks. one more thing i wanted to know. what is the default windows splash screen name and location?

i should have asked that before i guess.


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#6
June 3, 2010 at 09:42:28
I do not know. It could be embedded in the boot files. If I learn something about it, I will let you know. Maybe some more knowledgeable members will answer you.

CoolGuy


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#7
June 3, 2010 at 12:44:28
ok. i guess i have it wrong. looking at the boot up i'm also wanting to change the login screen too.

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#8
June 4, 2010 at 05:22:05
Not to be a smart *ss, but why do you care about this issue? Spend your time more productively.

If you are a VAR then my mistake. Of course, then you should already know how to do this.

BTW, posting your email in the open is an invitation for spam.


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#9
June 4, 2010 at 06:17:16
Changes bring color to people's lives. People should take time leisurely now and then. This is also productive. OEMs use this method for their own splashes. Why not put your son's/daughter's/wife's/husband's/girlfriend's/boyfriend's/your car's picture there instead of Windows default.

I have a Ferrari nettop from Acer. Acer put the picture of Ferrari.

CoolGuy


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#10
June 4, 2010 at 06:33:12
I guess?

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#11
June 8, 2010 at 09:11:18
geez guys/gals.. i wasnt trying to create a philisophical precedent here on leisure vs. productive uses of time. but, the splash screen did use a different approach from older version of windows in w7.

i was just curious and will use this knowledge somewhere down the line. i develop software and have some real issues with MS. I may switch over to ahhh the Apple development platform because of the very basic compatibility issues MS has between releases.

how many times will we be taken by this MS BS?

Maybe I'll go Linux/Unix and use Java.


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#12
June 8, 2010 at 10:11:34
In fairness to MSoft, they are working in an open environment and are attempting to maintain backward compatibility when possible.

If I understand Apple's OS it doesn't do either of those functions very well, if at all.


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#13
June 8, 2010 at 11:57:38
'I may switch over to ahhh the Apple development platform'

Good luck with that. I wouldn't give a pinched penny for apple...notice there is hardly any apple support for their OS.
I'll stick with M$, at least they have their $*$* together

'Maybe I'll go Linux/Unix and use Java.'

That's another crock as far as I'm concerned...try finding drivers etc....ROTFLMAO

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#14
June 8, 2010 at 20:34:48
at least you dont have to flatten your box every 10 days on those OS's. if you want drivers you just write one in unix.

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#15
June 8, 2010 at 22:30:30
Windows stores the splash screen in the file LOGO.SYS. Even though this file has the SYS file extension and is marked as a system file, it's actually a bitmap file created in Paint. This means that basically all you have to do to replace the Windows splash screen is create a new bitmap and save it as LOGO.SYS.
Before you begin, you should rename the existing LOGO.SYS file so you have a back-up copy of the original splash screen. Since LOGO.SYS is a system file, Windows Explorer and My Computer consider it a hidden file, even though the hidden file attribute isn't set. Therefore, neither of these hard disk navigation tools will display LOGO.SYS unless you change the View option.
You can locate the LOGO.SYS file easily with the Find utility. To quickly access the Find utility from Windows Explorer or My Computer, use the [Ctrl]F keyboard shortcut. Once the Find dialog box appears, type LOGO.SYS in the Named text box, select the C drive from the Look in dropdown list, and click the Find Now button. Once Find locates and displays LOGO.SYS, right-click the file, select the Rename command, and then give it a new filename. For example, you might rename it LOGO.OLD. Then, close the Find window. By saving the file under a different name, you can restore it by simply rename the LOGO.OLD.

Kristain Hayes


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#16
June 9, 2010 at 02:32:51
I remember Logo.sys was used in Windows 95 and Windows 98 as the boot splash screen, the clouds.

I am not aware if it is still used in Windows 7.

In Windows XP the splash must be a .bmp file and in Windows 7, it is a .jpg file.

CoolGuy


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