Change XP Boot Screen

Published in Windows XP User Interface Tweaks by TweakXP Member with 85,608 views

If you would like to change your boot up screen follow the directions below. These instructions assume that you have a place to download the boot screen from the net. If you would like to download a boot screen, visit

1. Backup (copy) the file %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe (most likely C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe - the boot screen)
2. Download the .zip to your computer (important: make sure to get the right version, XP or XP SP1)
3. Extract ntoskrnl.exe to a directory other than %windir%\system32 (most likely C:\windows\system32)
4. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (hit F8 before the boot screen) or into true DOS (from a boot disk)
5. Overwrite the file %windir%\system32\ntoskrnl.exe (which should have been backed up) with the extracted exe
6. Reboot your computer as you normally would
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I used Resource Hacker to change the boot screen but WinXP still shows instead of the new pic. Resource Hacker shows the changes iv already made in the ntoskrnl and ntkrnlpa on Bitmap 1 and 5.
Posted by Tetsuo on 5 years ago

if you do this, your computer might not be able to boot.
Posted by vtwo on 5 years ago

Posted by king on 4 years ago

its not open in zip
Posted by harsh on 4 years ago

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