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Customizing the Startup Screen

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If you get bored of the typical "Windows Startup Screen" (this is the screen that you see while Windows is starting up), you can customize it.


Customizing the Startup Screen

Please Note: This How-To Article involves editing Windows System Files. Only complete this How-To Article if you are sure you want to edit the startup screen. Computer Training 2000 is not responsible for any errors modifying these files may cause.

1. Double-click the My Computer icon from the Desktop.

2. Double-click the C:\ icon from the window that appears.

3. Scroll down to the file that is named: "Logo.sys".

4. Right-click the "Logo.sys" file, and select "Copy" from the menu that appears.

5. Right-click a blank spot in the C:\ folder, and select "Paste" from the menu that appears.

6. This will create a backup copy of this file, just in case you make a mistake in the actual "Logo.sys" file.

7. Double-click the "Logo.sys" file.

8. If an "Open With" window appears, select the image editor program you want to work this image in, and click OK.

9. Edit the Logo.sys file as you would like, and save the file (as "Logo.sys").

10. When you start your computer, you will see your custom Startup graphic., not the default startup graphic.

Tip: You can also edit the files: C:\WINDOWS\Logos.sys to edit the "It's now safe to turn off your computer" graphic, and the "C:\WINDOWS\Logow.sys" file to edit the "Windows is not shutting down" graphic.

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