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Modifying Windows XP's Boot Logo


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#1 Josetann

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Posted 12 November 2001 - 08:50 AM

First, if you haven't already read our article on modifying XP's boot logo, check it out here.

Have you tried it? Anything interesting you'd like to add? Any problems along the way? Let us know!

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Posted 12 November 2001 - 09:47 PM

So, is there any way of changing the palette from its default 16-color palette? I'd like to make it a picture of, say, the latest Enterprise, but with their 16-color palette it looks kinda nasty.

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Posted 12 November 2001 - 10:41 PM

No, there isn't any way of changing the default palette. The boot screen will not work with any images higher than 16 color(note: not 16-bit).

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Posted 13 November 2001 - 05:06 AM

So there is no way to create a new 16 colour palette and store it in a dll or wherever? How did ya get hold of the palette used for the standard ones then?

Bit of a bugga cause the colours they give you really suck.
Oh well.

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Posted 13 November 2001 - 09:29 AM

How can i use the "Maintain Indexes" feature from PaintShop7 in Photoshop? I didn't find a similar function ?!

Thx in advance

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Posted 13 November 2001 - 12:27 PM

No, there is no way to import your own palette.We extracted the palette from Image 5 in the ntoskrnl.exe.

Check this site here for an extensive gallery of win2k boot logos. You can use these and modify them to fit your winXP boot screen. Note: Make sure you convert these to 16 color bitmaps, otherwise they will not work.

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Posted 13 November 2001 - 12:32 PM

There is no "Maintain Indexes" option in Photoshop because if you use the palette provided in the tutorial, it will automatically load the palette correctly.

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Posted 14 November 2001 - 12:47 PM

can u modify the size for the new "scroll" and "professional" bitmap?

or do they have to be the EXACT same size as the original?

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Posted 14 November 2001 - 07:47 PM

I don't see why you would want to, but, I think if you increase the size of the image, only the portion that is the original size will show. I, however, have not tried this.

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Posted 18 November 2001 - 12:35 AM

How do you import palettes in Photoshop?

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Posted 19 November 2001 - 12:22 AM

From the menu:

Image -> Mode -> Color Table -> Load (16.act)

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 11:13 AM

Can someone please help me?

I have changed the logos and everything to the way I want them, but when I try saving the new logos in Photoshop 6 it doesn't give me the choice (at all) to save them as 16 bits.

It only lets me save them in 8 and 4. What am I doing wrong?

TIA

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Posted 29 December 2001 - 03:03 PM

I just made a XP bootscreen and uploaded it to themexp

www.themexp.org

Your tutorial was great, very simple.

Is there a way i can delete the "Professional" logo, i think its "10"

Because i want to put something else there and its in the way.

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Posted 02 January 2002 - 10:02 AM

to get rid of the professional bmp, try making it a 1x1 bmp, just a tiny black dot, that way the pic is still there but not not visible

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Posted 02 January 2002 - 06:33 PM

I have over 10 b/s uplod on themexp.org ..
You can delete any Bitmap,like 5,6,7 or 10 ..
My b/s only have image 1,2,3 and 6 !!

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Posted 06 January 2002 - 05:09 PM

I have loaded the file into Photoshop OK and edited it, but I find that any pure white parts of the image become transparent when put back into ntoskrnl.exe There seem to be two whites in the color palette... How do I get white to appear as white in the final bitmap?

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Posted 06 January 2002 - 05:36 PM

Use SmartDraw .

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Posted 08 January 2002 - 10:22 PM

Is there any way to get the fade in thing to still work on the custom logos??

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Posted 10 January 2002 - 05:13 AM

Just so you all know, I found a program that modifies the kernel so that you can use whatever 16 colors you want. Here is the forum i found it in:
http://www.littlewhi.....S - Microsoft
And here is the link to the program:
http://www.tofahrn.d...ls/bootlogo.zip

No more nasty palette for me! Enjoy!

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Posted 10 January 2002 - 03:24 PM

Sorry, but the posting you mentioned is about log on screens, not boot screens.