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Hey guys, I did some googling one day, to come across this program:
http://www.coderforlife.com/projects/win7boot/

It's called the Windows 7 Boot Updater. IT COMPLETELY WORKS.
there are no full themes for it yet, but you can customize the boot screen fully!!! What I did with mine was remove the text during boot so that it only shows the windows logo and four dots showing up out of nowhere. I LOVE THIS. You can even set your own still picture, or if you want, get either a .GIF or a bunch of numbered .PNG files into one folder and you have yourself an animation!

Here are some snaps:

Original boot screen




Newly Edited boot screen



Applying (updating) changes




I hope People start making boot screen themes soon! This guy who made this program is amazing! I Hope you guys like my post!
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I'm gonna have some fun with this.....provided it's legitimate and without any viruses tagging along.
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I just use tuneup utilities and make my own boot screens. I even changed my BSOD. Its not a blue screen of death its a red screen of death
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Really? tune up can change win7 boot screen? everyone said it didnt work.

(everyone being all the other forums and articles)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jtc10512 View Post
Really? tune up can change win7 boot screen? everyone said it didnt work.

(everyone being all the other forums and articles)
which tuneup did they use?
2010 can do it its just a simple reg hack basically

Code:
Create registry key: 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Authentication\\LogonUI\\Background]"OEMBackground"=dword:00000001


Place image files in C:\\Windows\\System32\\oobe\\Info\\

Backgrounds that are the correct size:* background Default.jpg* 
background768×1280.jpg * background900×1440.jpg * background960×1280.jpg * background1024×1280.jpg * background1280×1024.jpg* background1024×768.jpg  * background1280×960.jpg* background1600×1200.jpg * background1440×900.jpg* background1920×1200.jpg * background1280×768.jpg * background1360×768.jpg

Note: the files must be <= 256KB
Or just download the BOOTLOGO REGISTRY FILE
Merge it
Now, head over to the following folder:

C:\\Windows\\System32\\oobe (“ C ” is your Windows Seven Installation drive)

Create a new folder named Info .
Again, create a new folder inside the Info folder and rename it as backgrounds.

Copy your favorite image file to this folder and rename it as backgroundDefault . Note that the image must be in JPG format and the size should be less than 256 KB
You are done.
Reboot your system and see the change..
Edited by Spooony - 6/9/11 at 5:51pm
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NO you people get it all wrong. I'm not talking about the login screen, i'm talking about the boot screen! you know, the four dots morphing into the windows logo. I know how to change the login, but this program lets you change the actual boot logo.

(by "you people" i mean all the other ppl in other forums thinking its the login screen)
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Thanks for the heads up, I will definitely use this!
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Originally Posted by jtc10512 View Post
NO you people get it all wrong. I'm not talking about the login screen, i'm talking about the boot screen! you know, the four dots morphing into the windows logo. I know how to change the login, but this program lets you change the actual boot logo.

(by "you people" i mean all the other ppl in other forums thinking its the login screen)
the one I gave is the bootscreen. I put a picture there with different colour dots its looks like knight rider. The login screen you can change inside windows no need for special things with that.
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the one I gave is the bootscreen. I put a picture there with different colour dots its looks like knight rider. The login screen you can change inside windows no need for special things with that.
Dude, the code you showed only affects logonui which is NOT the boot screen, but the login screen. (although, one could make it the boot screen by enabling noUIboot in windows, so that you just skip the actual boot screen altogether) But that is not the point of this thread. The point is, you can have a custom boot animation, while having a custom logon ui skin.
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Dude, the code you showed only affects logonui which is NOT the boot screen, but the login screen. (although, one could make it the boot screen by enabling noUIboot in windows, so that you just skip the actual boot screen altogether) But that is not the point of this thread. The point is, you can have a custom boot animation, while having a custom logon ui skin.
you can have a full size picture as your bootscreen not just a animation. I've done mine with tuneup 2010. That one above are for the bootscreen because OEM pcs have a custom one. Login screen you can change under users account why go thru all that effort to change it when you can do it inside windows easily
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