Change NT's Logo Screen

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

During startup, before logging in to Windows NT, you see the Microsoft NT logo screen. The default screen logos are kept in the WINNT.BMP file for workstations and the LANMANNT.BMP for servers. These are sometimes called splash screens. To display bmp of your choice:

Hive: HKEY_USERS
Key: .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
Name: Wallpaper
Type: REG_SZ
Value: C:\BMPDIR\MYLOGO.BMP BMP of your choice

Hive: HKEY_USERS
Key: .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
Name: TileWallpaper
Type: REG_SZ
Value: 1 Tile
Value: 0 NoTile

The bmp names have changed for Windows 2000. The W2K bitmap is winnt\system32\n2k.bmp. This tip applies to both Windows 2000 and NT.

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