Saturday, October 3, 2009

How to Change XP Start Up Loading / Boot Screen ?

Windows XP boot screen is the screen that pops up temporarily when the computer is first turned on while your system is booting up. The boot screen is one of the many components of the Windows system that can be changed to suit your personal tastes. There are a couple of ways in which the boot screen can be altered.

In Windows XP it is possible to change your splash screen, but there are a couple of limitations that you need to be aware of:

1) Your picture must be a 640 x 480 pixel bitmap (.bmp) file.
2) The picture file is limited to 16 colours.

Before you start this procedure we strongly recommend that you create a System Restore Point, as you will be editing a Windows boot file later on in this procedure that could cause your system not to boot correctly.

Changing XP Start Up Boot Screen using BootSkin

The easy way to do this is to download a freeware app from WinCustomize called BootSkin. The app automatically overrides the default Windows boot screen, replacing it with one of the many options in the WinCustomize BootSkin library.

With some practice you can make your own custom BootSkin or Download boot Screens as well.

Download BootSkin

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