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How can i change the boot screen of windows XP without the help of bootskin & other softwares ? please give me step by step procedure.

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Under Windows 3, the trick was to create a suitable RLE (run-length encoded) graphics file (16 colours and less than 55KB), then recompile the Windows loader ? ? to incorporate the new graphic. In Windows 95 ? and subsequently 98 and ME ? it became somewhat easier. You created a 256-colour bitmap (bmp) file, 320pixels wide by 400 high (it stretched to 640pixels wide when displayed) and saved this to the root of the boot drive as logo.sys. XP does things differently. The good news is that you can use a 640 x 480 bmp file, but the bad news is you are limited to 16 colours. However, if you just want to replace the screen with a still image, you don?t have to mess with the ntoskrnl.exe file ? the core of the XP operating system. First create your bitmap. You?ll need something a little more sophisticated than Windows Paint or the Picture and Fax viewer ? we?ve used Paint Shop Pro (any version) or the freeware Irfanview. Whatever you use, you will need to resize the image to 640 x 480pixels, and reduce the colour depth to 16 colours. Save the file in the Windows folder as boot.bmp and close the imaging program. Now is a good time to create a system restore point. Having done that, you need to edit the boot.ini file to enable your new screen. The easiest way is to go to System Properties, either through Control Panel or by right-clicking on ?My Computer? on the Desktop and choosing ?Properties? or, if you want to be ultra cool ? and have the necessary keys ? pressing the Windows key and Pause/Break. Turn to the Advanced tab and click the Settings button in the Startup and Recovery section. In the following dialogue, make a note of the ?Default operating system?, then click on the Edit button. Boot.ini will then load into Notepad. Identify the default OS (if there is a choice) ? this will be of the form: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)4 partition(1)\WINDOWS=? Microsoft Windows XP Professional? /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn where the text after WINDOWS= is what you saw in the default OS box in the previous dialogue. Now add /bootlogo /noguiboot to the end of the line; watch out for the Notepad word-wrap. Save the file and exit Notepad. Restart, and you should see the new boot screen. You won?t get the animated ?progress bar?, but this is just an illusion designed to reassure you that something is happening; if you really need this then you?ll need a utility such as Xplash, but be warned that this does use an alternate kernel file. Finally, should something go wrong and you have trouble booting, reboot and press F8 so you can choose to start XP in safe mode. Here you can go back to the system restore point you made or continue in safe mode to remove your additions to the boot.ini file.

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Want to change boot screen

Replace the boot screen image with a different image of the same dimensions. There is a utility called Bootskin that will do this for you and has many choices for a replacement.

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on Apr 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet


How to Hack Into a Windows XP Computer Without Changing Password

login to a password protected Windows even if you do not have the password is by making Windows accepting any passwords.
There is a far better way to get into Windows XP. It is easy and it does not reset the password. Hack into a computerrunning Windows XP without changing the password and find out all andany passwords on the machine (including admin accounts). You do notneed access to any accounts to do this. Of course, do not do this onanyone elses computer without proper authorisation.
Steps to Hack into a Windows XP Computer without changing password:

1. Get physical access to the machine. Remember that it must have a CD or DVD drive.
2. Download DreamPackPL HERE.
3. Unzip the downloaded and you’ll get dpl.ISO.
4. Use any burning program that can burn ISO images.
5. After you have the disk, boot from the CD or DVD drive. You will see Windows 2000 Setup and it will load some files.
6. Press “R” to install DreamPackPL.
7. Press “C” to install DreamPackPL by using the recovery console.
8. Select the Windows installation that is currently on the computer (Normally is “1′ if you only have one Windows installed)
9. Backup your original sfcfiles.dll by typing:
ren C:WindowsSystem32sfcfiles.dll sfcfiles.lld” (without quotes)
10. Copy the hacked file from CD to system32 folder. Type:
copy D:i386pinball.ex_ C:WindowsSystem32sfcfiles.dll” (without quotes and assuming your CD drive is D:)
11. Type “exit”, take out disk and reboot.
12. In the password field, type “dreamon” (without quotes) and DreamPack menu will appear.
13. Click the top graphic on the DreamPack menu and you will get a menu popup.

14. Go to commands and enable the options and enable the god command.

15. Type “god” in the password field to get in Windows.You can also go to Passwords and select “Logon with wrong password and hash”. This option allows you to login with ANY password.
Note: I was unable to bring up the DreamPackPL forthe first time because I have Kaspersky Anti-Virus already running inbackground. I believe most antivirus already labelled this tool as aHack-Tool. A Hack-Tool is NOT a virus. DreamPackPL helps you bypass theWindows Login screen and it is not destructive.

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on Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to change the start logo


What did you mean about the start logo, is it the desktop you mean to be. T change that you just right click the computer screen then chose the properties, now you can see a diagram just click the desktop, after you click the desktop, there are many icons, at the left side you can see the scroll bar there, you can select the picture you want to be a screen saver of your desktop, sthat what you mean, or i am wrong.


Jul 11, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Startup Windows XP

It is possible to change your start up screen. Here is a link to the trial software necessary to do this:

The application is called Bootxp and can be used to change your boot screen to whatever you like.

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May 21, 2009 | Microsoft MS Windows XP Professional SP2

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Administrator password

Passwords. Those ubiquitious alpha-numeric codes that protect us and give us access to everything digital. Unfortunately, passwords can be confusing because, though your computer likely won't forget a password, you very well might. When this happens, you can be locked out from your whole system, as in the case of the Windows XP Administrator Password. This article will show you how to remove an Administrator password.
Insert your Windows XP CD into your CD drive and boot your computer. If you receive the message "press any key to boot from CD," press any key.
Step 2 Press Enter to setup Windows. After accepting the license agreement, you wil be asked if you want start a Repair process.
Step 3 Press R to begin the Repair process. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files, which can take several minutes. After this, reboot. Let the computer boot normally (do not press a key to boot from CD).
Step 4 Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen. When you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This will open a command line console.
Step 5 Type NUSRMGR.CPL at the prompt and press Enter. This will give you access to User Accounts. Remove or change your password. Write it down! After the repair is finished, you will be able to log on with your new password.
Second way:there is some recovery tool like Windows Password Recovery Tool 3.0 can help you.
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Change a name

use logon studio for your logon screen --

use bootskin for your...well...your boot screen --

these programs work well and there are plenty of skins and screens to find on the web. google - login screens and bootskins.

you can change the text on the start button but i dont know of a program to do it safely. if you have some decent windows skills and are feeling adventerous there are tutorials etc out there to explain how to do it by hacking the explorer.exe file, but i dont recomend doing this.
i hope this helped, please rate me, thanx

Dec 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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My admin account wont work

Did you downloaded that on a virus-free website like And one more thing, when you mean "I can't use my admin account", do you mean windows is telling you that the password you enter is wrong? If that's the case try booting into safe mode (by pressing F8 before the XP Logo). By default, XP have a built-in "Administrator" account name & the password is blank. You should be able to login with that & try to change your password on your account on the user accounts setting on control panel.

Hope this helps.

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Wellcome note to change

There are programs that changes the welcome screen for you. Try looking thru BootSkin. That's a program that customizes how your computer boots, and can change from the booting screen right up to the startup screen.

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