How to enable 16:9 when Windows XP is booting?

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    WindowsXPforever

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    So i have a 16:9 monitor.When Windows XP is loading it's in 4:3 but when it goes to the welcome screen it's in 16:9.So how to fix so that the loading screen be in 16:9?
     
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    windows generic display is a low resolution 600x800 or something like that, when your desktop loads it is set at the resolution of your choice.
     
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    Ok, but how others have 16:9 when it's loading like in the picture?
     
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    NO IT IS NOT!

    The boot screen is a FIXED SIZE bitmap stored inside ntoskrnl.exe. There's NO changing it. Using a higher resolution bitmapp would take up more space, and that'd totally **** your OS.

    The only way it would look like it's higher resolution is if you're using an LCD that windows lower resoultions rather than scaling them to fit the screen.



    above is from THIS thread, you can read it and see if it pertains to your setup.
    it appears that it depends on your hardware.
     
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    Well the default will be default.I don't wan't to destroy my os
     
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    mine is only up for a few seconds so I ignore it. :), or you could get a new monitor,
     
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    Nah, i have a CRT monitor i will seei will it look better.
     
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    might get one to be a spare in case the crt gives out as it is probably pretty old, :)
     
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    Because their monitor or TV is set to stretch a smaller resolution to fit the whole screen.
     
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    This thread was last updated 2018 and the OP hasn't logged on since Nov 2021.

    I hope you're not just replying to every thread to bump up your post count.
     
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    Why would I care about my post count? Nobody is going to bake me cookies. And I'm certainly not going to catch up to Elizabeth with 5,200 posts. I bet you've noticed that I tend to multi-quote and respond to all with a single post; instead of writing 5 responses for 5 quotes, just to save space when people are scrolling.

    I realize these are old posts, but come on there's like 30 members total on this website: ALL the threads are old.

    As I wrote in another thread: I'm sharing experience and help wherever I can, because someone may land here from google and find the answer they're looking for. According to the Recent Activity, I'm typically the only person logged in with 15 guests viewing results from search engines, so I believe I can offer help to those random guests. Who knows when I might die, let me write down some knowledge and save others some XP frustration.
     
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