The opening screen of Windows XP is not easily replaced because integrated within the core operating system. However, with the help of resource editor you can change the core components individually and change the startup screen.
Attention! Manipulation at the core of the operating system can have serious repercussions on Windows. Backup all important data before running these tips.
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and install onto your PC. Run Windows Explorer and locate the file 'ntoskrnl.exe' in folder 'Windows\system32'. Create a copy of the file and name it 'nt_new.exe'.
Now you need a new startup screen in bitmap format with a size 16 color 640 x 480. If necessary, modification of images with image processing programs such as Paint Shop Pro. If your image processing program provides the option to save images with a palette of Windows, do it. If this does not follow the Windows palette is stored, usually an image's color deviation will occur.
Run Resource Hacker and open the file 'nt_new.exe' via the menu 'File | Open'. Select 'Action | Replace Bitmap' and enter a new welcome screen via the 'Open file with new bitmap'. Do not forget, first select a bitmap that will be replaced in Resource hacker. Click 'Replace' and save the file. Close Resource Hacker.
In order to run Windows XP with a new screen and if necessary you can revert to the old Windows XP, Windows start file manipulation. Right click 'My Computer' and open 'Properties'. In the tab 'Advanced' click 'Settings' under 'Startup and Recovery'. Click the 'Edit' to open the file 'boot.ini', select the row start for Windows XP and copy to the clipboard by pressing CTRL + C (below the text [operating systems]). Paste this command below. Add the following parameters on the command line copy.