I believe either LoginStudio from stardock or TuneUp Utilities can do it, they're pretty powerful XP tweaking applications.
I did search, but the word "Welcome" was too common to search...
Anyway - I would like to change the blue "Welcome" screen. I have only one account so the computer boots right to the desktop, but I still get the welcome screen showing briefly before the desktop loads.
I'd like to somehow get rid of or change that. Is this even possible? Thanks.
Is this XP Pro? If so, you can make some changes in Group Policy Editor that will do most of what you need without the use of any third-party software.
Start>Run: control userpasswords
Click "Change the way users log on or off", uncheck "Use the Welcome screen", click Apply. This turns off the welcome screen entirely and reverts back to the Windows 2000 dialog box.
Browse to Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates>System, double click "Remove Boot/Shutdown/Logon/Logoff status messages", set to Enabled. This turns off the Windows 2000 dialog box and startup status notifications.
On the BOOT.INI tab, check the box next to /NOGUIBOOT. This turns off the Windows XP load screen and progress bar.
With these three settings, after your BIOS hands off control to the OS the next thing you will see is your desktop with nothing else in between.
Last edited by Quaraxkad; 04-24-2012 at 06:49 PM.
If your brave you can try this method, http://www.metacafe.com/watch/945051..._text_xp_hack/
This wont show you exactly what you want to do but will show you where the files are and how to edit them
you can also use the above "control userpasswords" but changing it to " control userpasswords2" and this will allow for auto login
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actually is possible to hide the boot or modify it (animation and texts)
is possible to edit/hide the logon screen and background (that is unique for welcome/ctrl-alt-canc screen/shutdown screens)
the only missing thing is to skip the screens welcome/shutdown and so on, i hope that if some one know it would be nice to write the way he used
Thanks guys I'll take a look at those suggestions.