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Bootscreens and Logons for XP

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Any body knows how to make bootscreens and logons for XP without using any software.
And how to apply
OK, let's do it!

  1. Prepare the picture

    Create a bmp picture, size 640 x 480, 16 Colors. MS Paint can save pictures in that format, many other graphic editors can do it too.

    Name your picture "boot.bmp" and copy it to your Windows folder (e.g. "C:\Windows\".
  2. Change System settings

    Now you have to change the boot settings. Make sure, you can see hidden files (you can set that in "Folder settings"). Make the file "boot.ini", which would be on your root directory (e.g. "C:\"), writable (right mouse click onto it, "Properties", deselect "Write protected", click "OK") and open it with an editor (e.g. Notepad).

    Find the entry "[operating systems]" and to the line beneath, add "/bootlogo /noguiboot". (Example picture in german) Now save and close "boot.ini", make it write protected again and restart your system. If you did every thing correctly, it should load with the new Bootscreen!
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Aug 28 '07 #1
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