change your Win 7 boot screen!!
beware!! this is still in beta form, so don't expect it to fully work for everyone!!
i originally saw this in djakay's worklog--here--.
he built a custom mitsubishi logo that looks really cool that has now found it's way onto my laptop, and soon my carpc.
after he kindly posted a .zip file with his custom logo, and the .exe, i started looking into the program that was used.
i found that he used a program called Windows 7 Boot Updater that allows you to do all sorts of interesting things.
i did run into a problem where a required .dll was missing--msvcr100.dll.
here's a link to a gaming site that describes your different options to get the .dll to work:
i tried option 2--downloaded, and installed visual C++ redistributable x64, and after a reboot, the program started working correctly..
link to visual C++ redist. x86:
link to visual C++ redist. x64: