How to change XP Pro boot screen to the one that was in XP RTM,SP1?

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    WindowsXPforever

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    I prefered the RTM,SP1 boot screen and i want to get it on my xp pc :)
     
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    I think its logo.sys and logow.sys. They are irregular bitmaps renamed as sys files.
     
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    ntoskrnl.exe draws the loading screen. Replace it with a different version and the loading screen will change. However, I would back up your current ntoskrnl.
     
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    I wouldn't do that. ntoskrnl has nothing to do with a logo screen and it wouldn't change anything. It's a bitmap you have to change which is renamed as a .sys. When you change the sys to .bmp you will see the image. you change or replace that image and then rename it back to .sys.
     
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    Here is an easy way, without hacking any system files or installing any third party software. Look at /BOOTLOGO switch, as explained here:

    https://www.pantz.org/software/windows/bootinistartupswitches.html

    So the last line in c:\boot.ini would look like this:

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    multi(0)disk(0) ..... "Microsoft Windows XP" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /bootlogo /noguiboot
    
    You can test it using bitmap files available at the link below (just look for .bmp file inside the zip archive and ignore all the remaining files):

    https://www.wincustomize.com/explore/bootskins_xp

    Those bitmap files already have the proper size and colours. Later you would just need to find a bitmap file with your favourite boot screen (eg. from SP1). The only drawback of this method is that the progress bar will be static (no animation).
     
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    Lex24, Jan 26, 2019
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