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  • Can I remove/change the welcome screen in windows xp?

    Hi, I would like to change the Windows XP Welcome screen. I don't mind the initial one that has the black background, but when that BRIGHT BLUE screen that says welcome comes on at night time, it is quite annoying.

    Anyone know how to change that screen? or get rid of it all together?
    Thanks in advance
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    There are all sorts of hacks that will let you do this. check out http://www.themexp.org/ and you'll find plenty of boot/welcome screens.

    Be warned. these hacks require a custom kernel file. make SURE that you can boot into the original kernel if something goes wrong and it wont boot. I personaly have a HAL 9000 boot and login screen.
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    • #3
      Go to www.wincustomize.com they have plenty there including a proggie to download
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      • #4
        they all seem to be logon screen's not the actual blue page that just says welcome as its going into the logon ( the one that still apears with autologin)
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        • #5
          you need a custom boot screen as well. with a custom boot and login screen you should have no problem. I don't.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by fluffy2097
            you need a custom boot screen as well. with a custom boot and login screen you should have no problem. I don't.

            ok correct me if i'm wrong but i thought a boot screen was the image while windows was loading and the logon screen is where you click on your pic to login, neither covers the welcome screen???
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            • #7
              I run windows XP pro on my laptop and I dont have any other screens other then the boot and login screens. Perhaps its different in XP home, But I've never seen a "welcome" screen.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by fluffy2097
                I run windows XP pro on my laptop and I dont have any other screens other then the boot and login screens. Perhaps its different in XP home, But I've never seen a "welcome" screen.

                i'm running xp pro, its a soon as you login, just before the windows desktop shows?
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                • #9
                  The welcome text your seeing is part of the logon screen. Replace the logon or switch to the classic/slower one and see what happens.
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                  • #10
                    nope. don't have it. Just booted my laptop up, and its got no such welcome screen. I think this welcome screen is tied to the login screen. the link I posted before should be able to get rid of it.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fluffy2097
                      nope. don't have it. Just booted my laptop up, and its got no such welcome screen. I think this welcome screen is tied to the login screen. the link I posted before should be able to get rid of it.

                      Yeah, I searched around that site you gave me,and eventually ended up at wincustomize.com where I found a little program that does what I needed. I now have a nice custom welcome screen Thanks
                      My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/node/18137
                      Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MeanGT
                        Yeah, I searched around that site you gave me,and eventually ended up at wincustomize.com where I found a little program that does what I needed. I now have a nice custom welcome screen Thanks
                        whats the app called?
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jamez_Warner
                          whats the app called?

                          You can get it here: http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/
                          My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/node/18137
                          Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MeanGT
                            cool used it and got a lovely one now - just have to work out how to change the hibernate screen - i'll need reshacker i'd guess

                            the welcome screen takes the graphics from logon screen and just puts the welcome text over it.... thats why i was getting so confused...
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                            • #15
                              What's the point in having the Welcome screen? I have my PC set up so that it logs in automatically without showing the Welcome screen. There's only one graphic to change during boot up... which is the Windows XP loading screen.

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