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Skinning The Windows Xp/2000 Boot Logo


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:33 PM

Ever get bored with the default Windows boot-up screen? It's ugly, ain't it? There's a free program called Bootskin that will make chaning it a snap!

Check out the video of my bootup sequence for an example

Plus there are hundreds of skins that you can download for free! Can't get any better than that, methinks :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:18 AM

That was a little odd. I felt like I had to give your computer a moment of silence or salute it or something! :D
Nonetheless, pretty cool.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:45 PM

:thumbsup: That was the idea!

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:22 AM

Does it only work with stills?
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Posted 16 August 2007 - 06:08 PM

As far as I know, the only animated part is the progressbar. I could be wrong, though.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 03:30 AM

Cool, but does it slow down the boot up time?

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 04:11 PM

I haven't noticed any slow downs on my machine.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 04:23 PM

I've used LogonUI Boot Randomizer since it can change both the animated boot screens and the Login/Welcome screen. As far as I know it only works on XP, though.
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:17 PM

Would i be able to make my own skin?
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:50 AM

I tried BootSkin a few years back, I found that it was only just the progress bar that was animated, but newer releases could have improved this. You can also at the time make your own screen providing that you follow their instructions. Also the loading time looks to be quite long, but then I guess A.Andrew would know best if his system was slow to boot??!

Nice app tho!
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:27 PM

Yes, it did make the start up sequence longer. But I think that it may have been just that particular boot screen. I'm using a different one now and the boot time is much less!




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