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Posted on 2002-05-11
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Looking for any 2000 info in regards to:
1. Customizing start button
2. Customizing start up/shutdown screens
all w/ company logo's.

My intent for customizing OS's (for small businesses only) is to give a company an 'image' of their
own (with their own logo's, etc..)  I would also be interested in any knowledge that might conflict
with Microsoft's license agreements.  
I may also consider this as part of an unattended installation (if a company decided that they wanted
images maintained on a server), or as a vb app.  But since system files have to be changed that will
take much more thought as to how to approach this on my end.  I am just trying to pull together good
(or great) general ideas on how to best approach this.
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OEM pre-installation kit can help to you . You can create customized startup screens or create help-support windows by using this kit. But as you understand from the name of product , you should use this kit in the beginning of the installation . I mean it won't help you for the computers that has an OS installed on .  
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OK that will be helpful to me if the company wants images - so what is the name of the OEM preinstallation kit - is it an SDK?
thanks!
Bev
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This will cover two case scenerios:
1. already existing OS's
2. Deployed OS's
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You can buy OPK from Microsoft .
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edit ntoskrnl.exe with reshacker
make sure the bitmap is 16 colour
(thats what you basically do theres a whole article here)
http://www.virtualplastic.org/html/logo_scr.html#4
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