How to change boot screen wallpaper

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

There is a temporary boot screen that displays every time the computer is switched on. It becomes very boring to see the same screen for years together without even an inch of change. Most of us are not aware that the boot up screen is one of those components of windows that can be changed according to the taste of the user. One can either keep the screen blank while the boot up or change the picture to something interesting that will be displayed every time the system will be turned on. It is not a very easy procedure but can be accomplished if the following steps are followed carefully.

Materials Needed:
- One needs to be having a system running on the windows operating system.
Step 1
The first thing that can be done is to turn off the boot screen. This can be done by opening the Start menu and selecting the ‘run’ option. A dialog box will appear where you will have to type MSCONFIG and hit the enter key. Another window will then appear named ‘System Configuration’. Here click on the ‘boot’ tab and check the box which says ‘no GUI boot’ then click ok.
Step 2
Another thing that can be done is to change the boot screen to something else. This can be easily done by installing an application called BootSkin. This application has the facility to automatically override the default boot screen settings. It is very easy to use because one simply has to make a choice from the already existing library of boot screen images.
Step 3
Whenever the BootSkin application is installed it gets saved under the folder having the name ’WinCustomize’ and an icon gets made. After locating the icon one can simply double click it and run it.
Step 4
When the application runs, one can easily choose the boot skin options and select the desired boot screen. One can also see a preview of the selected screen before actually finalizing it.
Step 5
After one has seen the preview of the new boot screen and finalized it then one has to click on the button named ‘Apply’. Clicking this button will apply the made changes to the computer settings and the old boot screen will then get replaced by the new one. The next time whenever the user will start his or her computer, he or she will be welcomed by the new refreshing boot screen rather than the same old boot screen.