Changing Windows 95/98 Bootscreen?

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Changing Windows 95/98 Bootscreen?

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So i want to know how to change the windows 95/98 bootscreen because im not sure how to do it without breaking the operating system. Does anybody know how to do this?
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It's in one of the *.cab files there, which one i did forgot it, sorry.

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Where are the *.cab files located?
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On the iso file if you do right-clicking it and say open and not Auto Run. CAB-files you can open without problems in the Windows Explorer, but you need to look out for a file named boot.sys i think. That file yoiu need to rename to boot.bmp when you did copy the file from the ISO where you want, and voilà, you wil have your Bootscreen

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If you have a LOGO.SYS file you want to use as the new bootscreen, just place it in the root of the system partition (usually C:\) and Windows will use it instead of the default one. If there's already a LOGO.SYS there, rename it to something else first.
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What size does it have to be? Does it have to have certain dimensions for the new boot screen? (Like 600 × 400 for example)
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it has to be a 320x400 bitmap at 256 colors.
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How do I convert a .bmp to a .sys file? Edit: Figured out. I had to put the .bmp file on an iso and in windows 98 I saved it in paint as logo.sys as it turned into a system file. But how do I change the logoff screen?
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I got it working! Yes. Image
This is the new bootscreen, will probably change later.
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For 32bit windows, 95OSR2/98/98SE/ME, You need a tool like the Resource Hacker.

And for the first versions of windows 95, use the Resource WorkShop 4.5

This will help you to edit the files.

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Thanks. I'm using Windows 98 SE for the bootscreen im editing, so it should work.
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The shutdown and 'safe to turn off this pc' are the same sort of .sys as the alternate boot logo. These are in %windir%. Look for logow.sys and logos.sys, these are the first and second shutdown screens.

You can even use them as wallpaper. It's quite cute to see a screen with 'it's safe to turn off your computer' when it's up and running.

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