There are plenty of options available in Windows 7 using which you can customize the appearance of your desktop and other icons but it is really difficult to customize the appearance of your Window 7 boot screen using inbuilt options. So for doing it, you can use a nifty tool named Windows 7 Boot Updater.
This tool is a freeware and allows you to change your Windows 7 boot screen animations and text. Using this tool, you can give a new look to your Windows while it boots up. This tool even doesn’t requires any installation and is portable i.e you can carry it on any portable device and then run on any PC. Windows 7 Boot Updater is written in C++/CLI and it requires .NET Framework 2.0 or higher and it will use the Windows WIM library.
This is the main window of this tool. You will need to run this tool as an admin else it won’t allow you to make changes. Now at the main window, two main options are given i.e Animation and Text. Now in Animation, this tool automatically Select bootress.dll file. The next option is to Select Animation. This option will let you choose any desires animation for your windows 7 boot screen.
There are plenty of animations available over web. You can try this Grayscale Animation which is given of this tool’s developer’s web page. So from next time when you boot up your system, you will see the new animation. You can even revert back to your original animation by downloading it from this link.
Now the next option available is Text. Here too, this tool automatically loads the Winload.exe file. Now below this option, two boxer are available with name Message and Copyright. You must have noticed this text when you boot up your system.
So you can change these two text by simply writing the new desired text in those two boxes. Once done with all these settings, click on Go to save this configuration and from the next boot up time, the changes will be reflected automatically. You can see an example below how your boot screen will appear when you apply the grey Windows 7 animation theme.
You can see these changes which I have applied using this tool. So in similar fashion, you can change animation and text.
The size of Windows 7 Boot Updater is just 294 Kb. This freeware is compatible with Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit editions and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.
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