Changing the start screen questions for XP

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Ok I wanted to change my start screen from the regular XP one. I was wondering if this was possible like on Windows 98. If it is ,could someone please explain to me how?? I would appreciate it if you could tell me also if I can do this to the shut down screen. If so how?to clarify
what I am looking to change is a screen that pops up when you first turn the computer on(this is the start up screen). Like on Windows 98 you got a screen that had the Windows 98 Logo. That is the screen I am looking to change. I have Windows XP so I need instructions on how to do that with XP. Thanks DisturbedOne1973 :twisted: :twisted:
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1. A nice tutorial on making logon screens is available here:
http://www.windowsxp.nu/logonui.htm

2. If you have multiple logon screens that you would like to select between, please look at this app. Looks like a very nice utility:
http://www.radfiles.com/logonloader/

3. If you want a huge variety of designs already made to choose from,
go here: http://www.themexp.org

4. Once you have some of them created or downloaded, to install:
- Backup (copy) the file %windir%\system32\logonui.exe (most likely C:\windows\system32\logonui.exe - the logon)
- Download the .zip to your computer
- Extract logonui.exe to a directory other than %windir%\system32 (most likely C:\windows\system32)
- Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (hit F8 before the boot screen) or into true DOS (from a boot disk)
- Overwrite the file %windir%\system32\logonui.exe (which should have been backed up) with the extracted exe
- Reboot your computer as you normally would
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Thanks Unflux
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np - and welcome to ozzu! :D

hope you stick around....
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DisturbedOne1973 wrote:
Anyone know of a program that will let me turn any picture i want into a logonui?? If so lemme know

Thanks
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//there was no need to start a new thread since this is on the same topic. /unflux
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as far as your question, it's really not available. I would suggest just
following the tutorial and making it that way. It's really excellent and
easy.
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now, in order to replace your bootscreen -

- Backup (copy) the file %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe (most likely C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe - the boot screen)
- Download the .zip to your computer
- Extract ntoskrnl.exe to a directory other than %windir%\system32 (most likely C:\windows\system32)
- Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (hit F8 before the boot screen) or into true DOS (from a boot disk)
- Overwrite the file %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe (which should have been backed up) with the extracted exe
- Reboot your computer as you normally would
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damn...i need o play with windows more...this stuff is so easy on mac :)
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Just make sure when you delete the ntoskrnl.exe file, it must be done from DOS because Windows has a system file protection thingy which automatically restores the system files when u delete them from within Windows.

You can also change your login screen as well by replacing the loginui.exe file in your 'system32' folder. This must also be done from DOS as well :D
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that's what I said, but thx.

and you don't have to do it from dos because as I said in my tutorials,
you're supposed to do it in safe mode. ;)

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