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Change Boot Logo on Windows

Just now, GanstaKingofSA said:

Read something a bit. Says about modifying bootres.dll in C:\Windows\Boot\Resources

yh that's what reminds me of how it's done in linux, you can simply access the resources used by the system during startup like the splash screen, simply edit it in GIMP, save it and you are done. The stuff you have to do in windows to make this work doesn't seem too sketchy in fairness, but the fact that the splash logo is pulled from your MOBO, by proxy means you at some point will need to edit your UEFI, which is where the danger starts.

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Hi,

 

I see that some computers have a custom boot logo when they turn on their computer or motherboard (ASUS, MSI, etc.) but mine is the stock Windows 8, 8.1, 10 logo. How can I change it? Picture below for what I am talking about.

InkedWindows-8.1-Boot-Logo-Changer-Picture5_thumb_LI.jpg

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1 minute ago, GanstaKingofSA said:

Hi,

 

I see that some computers have a custom boot logo when they turn on their computer or motherboard (ASUS, MSI, etc.) but mine is the stock Windows 8, 8.1, 1

InkedWindows-8.1-Boot-Logo-Changer-Picture5_thumb_LI.jpg

have no idea how this works with MBR Legcay installations, but with UEFI machines, the splash logo is pulled from the the motherboard. Im pretty sure changing it for something else requires custom editing of BIOS files, which is scary stuff, so probs don't do that.


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Just now, DnFx91 said:

have no idea how this works with MBR Legcay installations, but with UEFI machines, the splash logo is pulled from the the motherboard. Im pretty sure changing it for something else requires custom editing of BIOS files, which is scary stuff, so probs don't do that.

Found this. Says that it can change it but it depends if you think it is legit

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjNoLKhsdbSAhVB72MKHcPWDXgQtwIIIjAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DBfNw5cKY6qI&usg=AFQjCNG5SB3lcmT1cGhFbaNgSGO-VF4uOw&sig2=WlMrHVHC6eP-EvrqGMX2Hw

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after a brief google, it seems you can do something similar to changing the splash screen on linux machines. It's pretty hairy looking though, lots of registry editing and putting 3rd party shit into your boot partition. not a good idea. Use linux if you want super customisation 


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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1 minute ago, GanstaKingofSA said:

yh thats exactly what i just found, it seems legit, just not worth doing.


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Just now, DnFx91 said:

yh thats exactly what i just found, it seems legit, just not worth doing.

Lol. I gonna try to do this on my mac with Windows before doing it on my Main PC

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want to make it very clear that if you do this and it messes up, you haven't ruined your OS, you have ruined your motherboard, so seriously dont try it :)


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Just now, DnFx91 said:

want to make it very clear that if you do this and it messes up, you haven't ruined your OS, you have ruined your motherboard, so seriously dont try it :)

Read something a bit. Says about modifying bootres.dll in C:\Windows\Boot\Resources

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Just now, GanstaKingofSA said:

Read something a bit. Says about modifying bootres.dll in C:\Windows\Boot\Resources

yh that's what reminds me of how it's done in linux, you can simply access the resources used by the system during startup like the splash screen, simply edit it in GIMP, save it and you are done. The stuff you have to do in windows to make this work doesn't seem too sketchy in fairness, but the fact that the splash logo is pulled from your MOBO, by proxy means you at some point will need to edit your UEFI, which is where the danger starts.


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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2 minutes ago, DnFx91 said:

yh that's what reminds me of how it's done in linux, you can simply access the resources used by the system during startup like the splash screen, simply edit it in GIMP, save it and you are done. The stuff you have to do in windows to make this work doesn't seem too sketchy in fairness, but the fact that the splash logo is pulled from your MOBO, by proxy means you at some point will need to edit your UEFI, which is where the danger starts.

Do I have to Use GIMP or can I use PhotoShop?

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Just now, GanstaKingofSA said:

Do I have to Use GIMP or can I use PhotoShop?

well it only applies if you want to do this to a linux installation but yeah GIMP comes preinstalled with mint so i used that to edit the splash logo on my linux laptop. from memory the splash logo bmp lives somewhere like /usr/plymouth/resources/


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Just now, DnFx91 said:

well it only applies if you want to do this to a linux installation but yeah GIMP comes preinstalled with mint so i used that to edit the splash logo on my linux laptop. from memory the splash logo bmp lives somewhere like /usr/plymouth/resources/

Ok, My Mac booted up to Windows Vista instead of 10 but Win 10 is installed with macOS

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Just now, GanstaKingofSA said:

Ok, My Mac booted up to Windows Vista instead of 10 but Win 10 is installed with macOS

i'm not sure what we are talking about anymore


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Yeah  went  off topic by accident.  Either way Thanks 

1 minute ago, DnFx91 said:

i'm not sure what we are talking about anymore

 

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Just now, GanstaKingofSA said:

Yeah  went  off topic by accident.  Either way Thanks 

 

lol no worries, i hope not to see a "bricked motherboard" topic from you in the next few hours :)


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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4 hours ago, DnFx91 said:

lol no worries, i hope not to see a "bricked motherboard" topic from you in the next few hours :)

I did it and it works. Made also a topic on How to Do It 

 

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12 minutes ago, GanstaKingofSA said:

I did it and it works. Made also a topic on How to Do It 

 

lol awesome, MBR saves the day


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Just now, GanstaKingofSA said:

Actually bootres.dll and some programs saves the day

yh that method only works for legacy/MBR systems by the looks of it. Figure out how to do it on a UEFI system and you win :)


Home PC:

CPU: i7 4790s ~ Motherboard: Asus B85M-E ~ RAM: 32GB Ballistix Sport DDR3 1666 ~ GPU: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro ~ Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-03 ~ Storage: Kingston Predator 240GB   PCIE M.2 Boot, 2TB HDD, 3x 480GB SATA SSD's in RAID 0 ~ PSU:    Corsair CX600
Display(s): Asus PB287Q , Generic Samsung 1080p 22" ~ Cooling: Arctic T3 Air Cooler, All case fans replaced with Noctua NF-B9 Redux's ~ Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion ~ Mouse: Cheap Microsoft Wired (i like it) ~ Sound: Radial Pro USB DAC into 250w Powered Speakers ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64
 

Work PC:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1275 v3 ~ Motherboard: Asrock E3C226D2I ~ RAM: 16GB DDR3 ~ GPU: GTX 460 ~ Case: Silverstone SG05 ~ Storage: 512GB SATA SSD ~ Displays: 3x1080p 24" mix and matched Dell monitors plus a 10" 1080p lilliput monitor above ~ Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise x64

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Just now, DnFx91 said:

yh that method only works for legacy/MBR systems by the looks of it. Figure out how to do it on a UEFI system and you win :)

UEFI has it locked. 1 is bootres.dll and the other in the motherboard. You can't change it if your mobo support custom images and has to be static

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