Friday, January 23, 2009

Cange Windows Boot Screen

Want to have a funky looking Boot screen for your Windows XP?
Want to amaze your friends with your very own picture instead of the boring old Windows XP?
Then look no further as we present before you this simple little hack to change the Boot Screen of your Windows XP.This is a very old trick, but hardly many know about this trick.

These instructions assume that you have a place to download the boot screen from the net.

If you would like to download a boot screen, visit

1.Backup (copy) the file %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe

(most likely C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe - the boot screen)

2. Download the .zip to your computer

3. Extract ntoskrnl.exe to a directory other than %windir%\system32 (most likely C:\windows\system32)

4. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (hit F8 before the boot screen) or into true DOS (from a boot disk)

5. Overwrite the file %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe (which should have been backed up) with the extracted exe

6.Reboot your computer as you normally would