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Vista Boot Logo Generator

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no1    8

Hey folks,

Thought you might be interested in being the first to get hold of a small tool I whipped up - Vista Boot Logo Generator! It basically takes the hard work out of generating the new high res 800x600 & 1024x768 24-bit colour boot screens, so you can spend more time creating your works of art :-)

You can get it here:

Vista Boot Logo Generator v1.1

It is still very much a beta, so use at your own risk. Have fun :-)

Cheers,

Dan

UPDATE: v1.1 is now out which fixes a blank screen bug that some people were experiencing.

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S3V3N    0

OMG, Thank you very much ^^ Downloading now

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Lenin91    0

Hmm.. waiting for x64.

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Izlude    105

hhmmmm *downloads and tries it*

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Izlude    105
hhmmmm *downloads and tries it*

wow it worked :D thanks man!

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Quillz    1,011

That's a pretty cool app, thanks!

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Protoss    0
Hmm.. waiting for x64.

Same here...

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Ambroos    801

Should work for x64...

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Angel Blue01    9

I thought the Vista boot screen was 640x480 16 colors

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Lenin91    0
Should work for x64...

keine neine... k ... no it doesnt, it says when launching >=O

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Code.Red    5
I thought the Vista boot screen was 640x480 16 colors

It is, but there is a NOGUIBOOT option you can check, and that loads a different full color screen. There's no animation, but it looks a hell of a lot better.

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no1    8

Thank you to all those who sent in bug reports! I've updated the tool to v1.1 (the updated link is in the original post).

For all those who are using an x64 version of Vista, I'm afraid I don't have an x64 capable machine so I've no way of testing at the moment! If someone could send me the winload.exe.mui file in their Windows\System64\en-US directory, I'll certainly take a look and see if I can patch it.

Cheers,

Dan

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bluespy    0

Waiting x64 version~~

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azz0r_wugg    1

Excellent, now to find the boot gui thread where people made awesome mock ups.

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FR1908    0

I also really would like to see a x64 version of this!. I attached the requested file. Let me know if its not the right file or if you need another file.

Vista Version 6.0 (Build 6000)

I renaimed the file to txt. Otherwise i couldn't upload it.

winload.txt

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Angel Blue01    9

Is there any harm in using the NOGUIBOOT option? I love the ability make and change bootscreens easily!

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Denis W.    732

Very nice application. I'm using this very simplistic bootscreen:

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Is there any harm in using the NOGUIBOOT option? I love the ability make and change bootscreens easily!

No, but if any boot time process such as CHKDSK were to run a task before booting into Windows, you won't be able to see its progress.

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no1    8
I also really would like to see a x64 version of this!. I attached the requested file. Let me know if its not the right file or if you need another file.

Vista Version 6.0 (Build 6000)

I renaimed the file to txt. Otherwise i couldn't upload it.

THANK YOU! You're the only person who has actually taken the time to send in the file :rofl: I'll take a look and see what I can do.

Has anyone actually been able to manually patch their 64bit boot screens so far??? I assume it's a similar process?

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MediaSoldier    0

can i get your boot screen please rm20010 :D ?

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Denis W.    732
can i get your boot screen please rm20010 :D ?

Open the attachment with Paint and save as BMP. ;)

Here's another one with just the Vista orb (extracted from authui.dll)

post-99705-1169265546_thumb.png

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MediaSoldier    0

thats nice man you got the 800x600 versions for these too? I dont have photoshop or anything at the moment.

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Iguanadon    0
thats nice man you got the 800x600 versions for these too? I dont have photoshop or anything at the moment.

if you wanted you could try paint.net :)

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Brandon Live    232
Is there any harm in using the NOGUIBOOT option? I love the ability make and change bootscreens easily!

No - it probably would have been the default except that some systems (either vid card or BIOS) messes things up and displays the image in low-color, making it look like crap. Also multi-mon or multi-card systems tend to display an uglified version on secondary screens, in my personal experience. But for most modern systems it looks fine - and in the cases where it looks uglier, it doesn't cause any actual problems other that looking ugly.

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Denis W.    732

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Here you go.

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MediaSoldier    0

Thank you so much! :wub:

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