Today, I am going to share with you a tutorial which will allow you to change the boot logo of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and replace it with some custom logo. This is a process during which Windows is loading the required system files to get the OS up and running. Swapping this boot logo with a custom image of your choice isn’t a new concept, and there have been tons of tools available for the purpose for pretty much every version of Windows so far. However, most of these existing tools don’t yet support Windows 8 and 8.1. Fortunately, there’s now a new tool called 8oot Logo Changer that can replace the default boot logo of both these versions of Windows quickly and easily.
Using 8oot Logo Changer to change the boot screen is extremely easily, but downloading and installing it on your computer is where you need to pay attention because its setup file comes packaged with a ton of unwanted software. Don’t worry – we will guide you on how to avoid that.
As all computer are different, and the software on them is also different. I will NOT take responsibility if you cause damage or loss data. Do it at your own risk.
- First, Download 8oot Logo Changer from here and install it on your computer is where you need to pay attention.
- Open this application, here you see two tabs at the top-left: Bitmaps and Testmode. First off, you need to load a new image file that you want to use in place of the default logo. To do that, click the ‘Load Picture’ button, followed by selecting the image file.
Important: you should image in bmp (Bitmap file name extension) format. If you do not have bmp image then convert your image into bmp from here.
- When you load picture then click on Generate Bitmap button showing below. You will show different files of different size of the same picture.
- If you’re using Windows 8.1, you will also need to turn on Test Signing under the Testmode tab. Test Signing is required to force Microsoft’s latest Windows update to display a custom image, and not doing so will simply display a blank boot screen. To do that, simply navigate to Testmode tab, click the ‘Turn it ON or OFF’ button, and then you will see Confirm pop-up click ON. Click on Yes if you see UAC pop-up.
- Switch back to the Bitmaps tab and click on Backup, the command prompt will open when you see backup done the message in cmd then press any key on the keyboard.
- Click on Generate bootres.dll and wait a couple of seconds then you will Security warning pop-up, click on Yes. Click Yes in UAC pop-up if it shows. After that, you will see Command Prompt when file successfully generated then press any from the keyboard.
- It should be mentioned here that if you have the Test Signing mode turned ON, a Test Mode watermark will appear on the desktop. To hide it, relaunch 8oot Logo Changer, navigate to Test mode tab, and click Backup shell32.dll.mui and Backup basebrd.dll.mui buttons to backup those original files. After that, click the pertaining Patch buttons. Next, click Restart Explorer to hide the Testing mode watermark.
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