Karbosguide.com. Software Tip 9

Change the Windows opening screen

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  • When you turn your PC on you see a screen like this:

    Since it a simple piece of bit map graphics, you can alter this image. The file is named C:\Logo.sys, which means it is in the root directory. Open it in a graphics program, and alter it.

    Just beware that this picture is in a special format, that is 320 X 400 pixels. When shown, it is scaled up to double width like 640 X 400. You must consider that when you modify the picture - it will be distorted when shown. Here you see the picture during editing:

    If you use Windows 98, you have to create the file Logo.sys yourself and place it in the root directory. It will work then as well.

    In the same manner you can change the closing picture. It is named C:\Windows\Logow.sys.

    You can clearly see the peculiar tall format:


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