How to Change Boot Screen, Log On Screen,Icons etc in Windows XP…


  • written by:Shan M Saleem

Hello……………    n   …..Assalaam u Alaikum

It’s Strange but in this era(2012).which is the era of windows 8.alot of peoples are still using windows Xp.and a friend of mine (Mohsin Ayaz Khan) asked me “How to change boot and log on screens in WINDOWS XP    ..

A lot of the great artists   HAVE designed complete visual themes for Windows XP/ and might be still designing comprised of different components such as shellstyles, wallpapers, sounds, visual styles, screensavers, icons, and cursors. ThemeXP distributes not only complete themes, visual styles and wallpapers separately, but also has Windows XP logins and bootscreens, as well as icons (.iconsets). A visual theme will consist of a .theme file and several other elements of the authors choosing (from the items listed above), of which a visual style (.msstyles) file is mandatory. If there is a single self-installing executable file inside the download, just unzip it and install. If the files are separate, then there should be a .theme file and an associated folder with the visual style and other author inclusions inside the .zip, (if it’s packaged correctly).Visual Styles

If your download only consists of a visual style (.msstyles) file inside the .zip, then open it using your favorite install software(Or the Windows default software in the Control Panel.

(i recommend that the easiest way of change bootscreen,log on screen,icon package and all is” TUNE UP UTILITIES “Software.

…which is available on my site with registration key.search it if u want. 

Now I Am going to write analog way to change all of these things…. it might be difficult for beginners…

Logins

The simplest and safest way to change a login screen is to use a quality third-party application. If you feel comfortable doing it manually though, here are some excellent instructions courtesy of bFarber Logins (bfarber.com).

  1. In Explorer, browse to C:\Windows\System32 and find the file named “logonui.exe”.
  2. Rename “logonui.exe” to “logonui.exe.bak”. This way if anything messes up…you have a backup.
  3. Place your new login in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and rename it to logonui.exe.
  4. That’s it! Now when you log off your new login screen will be there.

Wallpapers

  1. Download the wallpaper .zip file to your computer.
  2. Extract the .jpg file from the .zip and open it in Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
  3. Right-click on the image and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
  4. Your new wallpaper should appear as your desktop background.

Boot Screens

The simplest and safest way to change a boot screen is to also use a quality third-party application. If you feel comfortable doing it manually though, here are the complete instructions for doing so.

  1. In Explorer, browse to C:\Windows\System32 and find the file named “ntoskrnl.exe”.
  2. Copy “ntoskrnl.exe” to “ntoskrnl.exe.bak”, (COPY not RENAME). This way if anything goes wrong…you will have a backup.
  3. Extract the files inside the .zip file you downloaded to a temporary location of your hard drive, butNOT to C:\Windows\System32.
  4. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (hit F8 before the boot screen appears) or into true DOS mode (from a boot disk)
  5. Browse to where you extracted the files for your new boot screen in Explorer and select the correct file to copy to C:\Windows\System32. If you have SP1 for Windows XP installed use ntoskrnlsp.exe, otherwise use ntoskrnl.exe. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO USE THE CORRECT FILE, OR YOUR SYSTEM WILL LOCK UP ON BOOT.
  6. If using ntoskrnl.exe, copy the file to C:\Windows\System32 overwriting the existing ntoskrnl.exe, (which should have been backed up).
  7. If you are going to use ntoskrnlsp.exe, delete ntoskrnl.exe in the temporary folder and rename ntoskrnlsp.exe to ntoskrnl.exe. Then copy the file to C:\Windows\System32 overwriting the existing ntoskrnl.exe, (which should have been backed up).
  8. All done! Reboot your computer as you normally would and enjoy your new boot screen.

IconSets

The only way to apply IconSets is to use Style XP 2.0 from TGTSoft. To work with an IconSet, start Style XP and click on the ‘Icons’ button. From there things should be pretty well self-explanatory using Apply, Add, Delete, etc.

ExplorerBar Icons

The only way to apply Explorerbar (.iebarzip) icons is to use “TuneUp Utilities”. If this is your first set that you are applying, create a directory title ‘ExplorerBar’ in ‘C:\Windows\Resources\’ and extract the .iebarzip file from your download to that location. Future downloads of this type can then be extracted to that location directly. TuneUp Utilities and will find them automatically. To apply ExplorerBar icons, start Style XP and click on the ‘ExplorerBar’ button. From there things should be pretty well self-explanatory using Apply, Add, Delete, etc.


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Written by: Shan M Saleem.

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Add Some Visual Flair to the Task Manager Display in Windows 7


If you love to customize your system as much as possible, then we have a fun way for you to change the color scheme for the Task Manager Window. Those Performance and Networking tabs will have a fresh new look in only a few minutes.

Before

The default color scheme for the Performance and Networking tabs is not bad, but if you love customizing your system then even this can be changed.

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Getting Started with Task Manager Modder

Task Manager Modder comes in .7z zip file and has a single file inside (Task Manager Modder.exe). All you will need to do is place it in an appropriate Program Files folder and create a shortcut. When you start Task Manager Modder for the first time you will have to agree to the EULA in order to use the program.

You will see an embedded Task Manager Window inside the program window for viewing color modifications and the color controls at the bottom.

Here is a closer look at the color adjustments toolbar. You can select from the set of included colors for each option or enter your own custom color codes if desired. During our tests we chose the colors included with the program.

Here are three examples that we set up on our system. You can have a lot of fun experimenting with the color schemes to get that “just perfect look���. When you have everything fixed just the way that you like click on Modify Taskmgr. Keep in mind that if you have the Task Manager Window open it will temporarily close while the colors are changed then restart. Click Exit when you are finished modifying the color scheme.

After

Our Task Manager Window definitely had a different look and feel to it afterwards.

If you need or want to change back to the default color scheme just click on Restore Taskmgr. As discussed above, if you have the Task Manager Window open it will temporarily close while the colors are reset then restart.

Conclusion

By changing the colors in Task Manager, it could actually help you identify performance issues easier. So if you love to customize as much of your system as possible, then you can definitely have fun with Task Manager Modder.

Links

Download Task Manager Modder

How To Customize Manufacturer Support Info in Windows 7 or Vista


Customize the Manufacturer Support Info in Windows 7 or Vista

If you have a computer with pre-installed Windows 7 or Vista, most likely you’ll notice the manufacturer’s support information when you look in the system properties window. If you’d like to customize this information or use a picture of your own in this space, you can do so easily.

Right-click on Computer and choose Properties or use the Win+Break key combination to bring up the System properties screen:

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Close-up view:

To edit the information in this screen, you’ll need to open up your registry editor and navigate down to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation

Note: If this key does not exist, you can download the following registry file, which you will want to edit before double-clicking to add into the registry.

You can modify the following fields and put any values you’d like into them, with the exception of the Logo key, which you probably shouldn’t change.

  • Manufacturer
  • SupportHours
  • SupportPhone
  • SupportURL
  • Logo

The last important step is to either create or modify a bitmap file stored at the location specified in the Logo key, usually set to:

C:\Windows\System32\oemlogo.bmp

For best results, you’ll want to use a small logo file, preferably somewhere around 100×100 height/width. Also note that copying the file to that folder will require administrative permissions.

How to Create Secret All in One Options Menu In Windows 7.Which is much Better and more usefull than Control Panel.


How To Enable Windows 7 Secret Options.

written by : Shan M Saleem. 🙂Image

As nice as Windows 7 is to use let’s face it — we always want total control over the computing environment. What we really want is to have total control in an easy-to-use form that puts everything at our fingertips. Enter the super secret Windows 7 All In One Panel Mode.

All In One Panel Mode is a simple folder that brings all aspects of Windows 7 control in a single place. It collects all of the Control Panel functions, interface customization, accessibility options, just about every aspect of controlling Windows 7 into a single place.

God Mode is easy to set up too, just do this:

  • Create a new folder anywhere.
  • Rename the folder by pasting this name exactly as it appears (copy it first):
  • All in One.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

That’s it, you now have a folder with the Control Panel icon (pictured above) that has all the controls in one place:

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