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Change Windows XP welcome screen [Solved/Closed]

Dustrun - Latest answer on Apr 28, 2013 04:18AM
Hello, I would like to know how to change the Windows XP welcome Screen Background and NOT the Login screen background. does anyone know how?
I Remind that it the welcome screen and NOT the Login screen.
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Start > RUN > type in the following > REGEDIT

1) Navigate to:

HKEY USERS\ .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

2) Double click the wallpaper value, and type in the full path of your image and the filename.

3) To tile the image set "TileWallPaper" to 1

4) To Stretch the wallpaper set "WallPaperStyle" to 2

5) Close the registry editor and the changes will take place when you Log off.

anderson- Mar 28, 2013 03:38PM
i have try same thing but it didn't work
wajid- Apr 28, 2013 04:18AM
it not wrk
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Hi Gaju,

To change windows welcome screen you will have to install windows blinds,very easy to use,its available for download on link below:


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1. copy windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe to windows\system32\mykrnl.exe
2. start Resource Hacker{SOFT} and open windows\system32\mykrnl.exe
3. the startup screen bitmaps are 1, 8, and 10 - you only need to edit number 1 bitmap
4. select Actions/Save [Bitmap . . .] and save bitmap 1 to your hard drive. Since you are not editing ntsokrnl, you do not need to save the 3 bitmaps for going back to the original later - they are all saved within the file, ntsokrnl.exe !!
5. open the bitmap in Photoshop - oddly - it will be completely black
6. click Image/Mode/Color Table . . . and load the 16-color Palette
7. suddenly the image will show up - so strange !!!
8. edit the image or replace it - using the same size and the same palette
9. save the image, go back to Resource Hacker, and select Actions/Replace Bitmap
10. save the file mykrnl.exe
11. edit boot.ini to point to the new kernel file - simply add /kernel=mykrnl.exe to the end of the WinXP line. This example is for a dual-boot system where C drive has Win98 and D drive has WinXP. The boot.ini file is on the C drive :
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /KERNEL=Mykrnl.exe
C:\ = "Microsoft Windows 98 SE"

12. Done !!! To go back to the original splash screen, just remove the text, "/KERNEL=Mykrnl.exe"

BY :-

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Hello, click on the link below to have some more info: 511 removing the welcome logo when starting windows xp..Sure this tip will not allow to change the XP background, but will certainly remove it and speeds up booting process.

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how can change welcom screen text

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By using tuneup we can change the welcome screen background

ankur- Oct 12, 2012 10:51AM
just shut up
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Maybe you can use the "Tune Up Utilities 2007" for this one. Ive done it with my laptop, I changed the xp bootscreen to alienware boot sceen.Hope this could help.

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Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedt32, and then click OK.
In the Registry Editor window, locate the following registry key:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
In the right pane, double-click ScreenSaveActive.
In the Edit String dialog box, type 0 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.
The logon screen saver is turned off.

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