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How can I change Windows XP Boot Logo from delphi ?
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by:CrazyOne
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http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/247/

Home > Security > Login and Authentication

Change the Message Shown on the Logon Box (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
You can personalize (or legalize) the message displayed on the logon box above the user name and password.

 This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
Download a free trial now!

Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new string value named 'LogonPrompt' and enter the text you want to display. The default message is: 'Enter a user name and password that is valid for this system.'

This feature can be used in conjunction with the Legal Notice Dialog Box Before Logon tweak.
 
  (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)  
  LogonPrompt REG_SZ "Enter your name and..."  
 
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...  
 
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: LogonPrompt
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
 
Related Tweaks

Legal Notice Dialog Box Before Logon (All Windows)
Customize the Windows Logon and Security Dialog Title (Windows NT/2000/XP)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.


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by:shaneholmes
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These images are stored in an executable (Kernal).

How To Modify The Bootup Screen


By HaveMusic
1) get paint shop pro and the palettes 16.pal and win.pal here
2) find ntoskrnl.exe (should be in \windows\system32\) make a backup
3) open in reshacker (you should have this if you have been modding your logon screen)
4) extract bmp 1 open in paintshop pro load palette 16.pal (also make sure maintain indexes is checked )
5) picture should appear for editing (edit til your heart is content)
6) Now load palette win32.pal (again make sure maintain index is checked ) picture should turn black again. save picture as 1.bmp
7) replace image with reshacker.
8) save ntoskernl.exe and boot into safe mode command prompt and replace file in \windows\system32\
9) reboot system, your new new bootlogo should appear..

Read the original posting here at neowin.net



By Me
The bitmaps present in the ntoskrnl.exe file
1.For the background of the bootup screen
8.For the progress bar
10.For the text "Professional"
11.For the text "Home"
12.For the text "Embedded" (Hey do you have embedded XP??)

You can use the following switch in boot.ini instead of replacing the ntoskrnl.exe
Move or copy your modified ntoskrnl.exe to the system32 directory
In the boot.ini file that you find in c:\, at the end of the line corresponding to WindowsXP add this /kernel= yourBootExe.exe
So it would look something like this if your XP is installed to d:\windows multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /kernel=yourBootExe.EXE

Download the palette files for Photoshop

SHane
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Ummm keep in mind that the file ntoskrnl.exe is a file that sometimes is supplanted when new patches and Service patches are released so you would need to redo your modifications when this happens. And no do not continue to use a version of this file that is older than what the system already has. Some of the system files need to jive version and date wise so when you update system and updates a system file you do not want to use an older version of that file because it will not match the other system files that were updated at the same time.
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by:ProgramMaker
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well thank you for your reply, but most of this i already know, what i want, to change it from delphi [ programming].
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by:EddieShipman
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Now please explain exactly WHICH logo you want to modify.
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by:EddieShipman
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ProgramMaker, which lgo is it you want to change?
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