You know how when you first start up your PC a logo (wallpaper) appears on some machines. For instance, some Dells have a Dell logo on the initial startup, emachines have the emachine logo, etc. Is there a way to change this to something different? I would like to use one of my favorite wallpapers to show up instead of the default screen, but have no idea how to change it!
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23rd September 2004
Yes, they are called Bootskins. I think you would have to drag the file into the windows folder in the start-up folder or something like that. I'm not really that sure, but i know what they are. :clueless:
Are you talking about when the computer is in the POST process? That shouldn't have anything to do with the windows folder, should it?
yup i think hes talking about the POST where you can enter BIOS from by pressing a button, and i dont think you can change that
Yes, this is the image that appears when you first boot up the computer. I don't believe it's changeable, unfortunantly.
The screen you see when you start into windows is changable, you can find sites about it by searching under "Boot Skins" in any search engines. I myself used to have them on my computer before my last reformat. Mine was set to look like the old Amiga Startup sequence screen. I am talking about the screen on windows machines where it has "WINDOWS XP" and it has the moving blue loader bar.
I think Mullet Man wants to change the POST screen though. It is probly possible to change this (computer manufacturers do it, and my Shuttle XPC sff barebone has the shuttle logo during the POST process), however it is probably extremely difficult, and possibly not legal.
I miss the old days, where all I had to do was rename a config.sys file or something. It was just a Bitmap image. Now it is so difficult, you almost have to rely on a 3rd party program. Then any change may render Windows unbootable. :rolleyes:
There is a possibility you can change the POST Splash screen. It depends entirely on whether your motherboard supports it. VERY few motherboards do. What motherboard do you have?
Edit: It is perfectly Legal, an supported by some Motherboard Manufacturers.
My Asus A8V-Deluxe has the ability to change the post screen. I havn't messed around with it though and still have it as the default.