Many users are disappointed with the selection of bootlogos that are pre-installed on Windows Vista and some may want to change the bootlogo to a custom one to personalize the boot process of the operating system.
The process of creating a custom boot logo is pretty easy. You do need to download the Windows Vista boot logo generator which can be freely obtained at the authors homepage.
You also need to have an image in the formats 800*600 and 1024*768 saved as 24-bit BMP files which you can be accomplished with any image viewer or image manipulation software (gimp for instance or Paint.net). Once you have the two images you start the Vista boot logo generator and select the two images from your computer.
Select File, Save Boot Screen File As from the menu afterwards and move the generated files into System32\en-US of your Windows Vista installation.
You’ll also need to make sure the /NOGUIBOOT option is enabled in the MSCONFIG tool, otherwise you’ll only get the old 16 colour boot screen.
Update: The original website that the Windows Vista Bootlogo Generator has been published on initially. The program is still available on third party websites such as Softpedia. Please note that the program is only supporting 32-bit editions of the Windows Vista operating system and not 64-bit editions.
Another option is to visit websites such as Deviant Art on the Internet that offer custom made boot logos for Vista for download. Take the Windows 7 boot logo for Vista for examples.
Just follow the instructions on the page to replace the default Windows Vista boot logo with the one offered on the web page.
You can alternatively search for additional boot logos on Deviant Art or other websites that offer customizations for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
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