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Disabling the XP welcome logo?

By kevg ·
In WIN9X one could disable the bootup logo screen so that you could see what was happing. This I found to be very useful.
Is there a simliar way of doing this under XP?

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by lblewett In reply to Disabling the XP welcome ...

In windows 9x you could just edit the welcome image to what ever you wanted, with windows xp its not quite as easy... try programs such as tweakui or winhack might do what you wish or in the user accounts setting you can "change how users log in" this may also change the welcome screen... sorry if this dident answer your question..

-pp_snake

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by TheChas In reply to Disabling the XP welcome ...

Unlike W98 where the boot screen is a file onto itself, in Windows 2000 and XP, the boot (welcome) screen is built into the ntoskrnl.exe file.

This is a protected system file. The ONLY way to change the Welcome screen is to edit this file.

Some of the Desktop Theme and tweak sites have instructions and utilities to edit the file.

I recommend against editing the ntoskrnl file as you risk making changes to the file that could stop your PC from booting.

Further, since XP is not built on DOS, I doubt that it is anywhere near as verbose as W98 was about telling you what files were being processed or loaded.

Chas

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Disabling the XP welcome ...

you mean at boot time? try safe mode...

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