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Windows Boot Screen Post SP2

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    RamblingGeek​UK

    Can any one tell me why after SP2 has been installed on any edition of XP that the boot image changes to a standard XP, were as it used to state it's version Pro, Home, Tablet, etc....

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    footballism

    I was also confused by this...

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    Steve411

    I don't know. But it started in pre-beta and i sent a complaint while testing. No luck.

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    Manip

    Because it is too difficult to release an update on a standard component but have to insert a custom boot image for all versions (and would also increase the size).

    You would either have to add that component to the setup 4/5/6 times or re-write the setup to somehow generate the component on the fly, which is dangerous by any standard.

    You could blame this in the lack of for-thought on Microsoft's behalf (Windows 9x just had a JPG in a folder... ).

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    Tom Servo

    I thought the boot logos were just resources in NTOSKRNL.EXE.

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    Steve411

    Tom Servo wrote:
    I thought the boot logos were just resources in NTOSKRNL.EXE.

    With some pixel maping and color charts. When you open it its all black.

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    RamblingGeek​UK

    Thanks for all of the replys!!!

    Is it really that hard? Where is the image embedded?

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    Steve411

    Kryptos wrote:
    Thanks for all of the replys!!!

    Is it really that hard? Where is the image embedded?

    Be carefull don't mess up Wink
    use resource hacker

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    AndyC

    It's not that it's hard, it's that it is unnecessary. It's a waste of time identifying the OS version, extracting the correct bitmap and then displaying it, especially when most new machines only display it for a fraction of a second. Having just one standard display makes the system boot faster. Isn't that better than having the word Professional on it?

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    W3bbo

    AndyC wrote:
    Isn't that better than having the word Professional on it?


    It's not the same thing... when I see the words "Professional" in the bootup screen, I give myself a nice smug expression: "So much better than the condescending 'Home Edition'"

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    Maurits

    AndyC wrote:
    It's not that it's hard, it's that it is unnecessary. It's a waste of time identifying the OS version, extracting the correct bitmap and then displaying it, especially when most new machines only display it for a fraction of a second. Having just one standard display makes the system boot faster. Isn't that better than having the word Professional on it?


    I agree it's silly to extract the correct bitmap at boot time.
    You get the correct bitmap at OS install time.
    You should keep the correct bitmap at update time.

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    tsilb

    Best fix I can advise: /NOGUIBOOT

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