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Help with boot logo

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    I've did the test in a Win8 VM, without UEFI, with normal boot logo and I tried to add the HP logo from my host: it also DIDN'T work (HP one is UEFI though).
    As I suspected first: Don't forget there is also a hidden partition with no drive letter called 'System Reserved', also one called 'Recovery' or 'WinRE' and even one With 'MS...' depending on installation of system or manufacturer. And all (at least most) of those partitions contain the bootres file.

    However, in my case for the VM it had just two partitions and I modified both bootres files but it also didn't work.

    Then something came up:
    I decided to make a UEFI usb stick with Win8 RTM (not the one form HP).
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

    If I boot this usb on my HP host with UEFI, it shows the HP logo during boot even if the logo is not on the USB stick.

    @amoled
    You're right: UEFI loads oem logo but it will do this on all boot devices containing Win8 no matter the source.

    I don't want to compromize the boot of a working computer so I'll leave the files in their original state. Don't mess with certificates and your UEFI boot files because it can render your install unbootable.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    So until someone finds the way it is not possible to change the W8 boot logo YET.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by amoled View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aar407 View Post
    Hi,

    I bought a machine with windows 8 installed on it from hp. After putting in my details, I noticed that the boot logo shows the hp logo



    I've looked at youtube videos on windows 8 booting and they show the windows 8 logo.

    Is there a way to change it back to the windows 8 logo or am I stuck with it?

    Al
    Hello, I have just registered with the forum to help you with this. Turns out the boot logo resides in (C://Windows/Boot/Resources) you WILL NEED to take ownership of the Resources folder in order to make changes (or in this case RENAME your existing bootres.dll to hpbootres.dll then drop and paste the new bootres.dll), after that you can reboot and you should boot with the new Windows 8 logo. If you are ready to do this I can send you the file you need if you would be so kind to SEND ME the file with the HP logo (hpbootres.dll or before you rename it bootres.dll, as previously explained) . Let me know, for I want the same as you but with the HP logo instead.

    But can i put a logo of my choice. I know that's possible because I have senn that some people change it with a different logo on Asus G75-VX Boot - YouTube.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    Quote Originally Posted by Raja Rocks View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amoled View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aar407 View Post
    Hi,

    I bought a machine with windows 8 installed on it from hp. After putting in my details, I noticed that the boot logo shows the hp logo



    I've looked at youtube videos on windows 8 booting and they show the windows 8 logo.

    Is there a way to change it back to the windows 8 logo or am I stuck with it?

    Al
    Hello, I have just registered with the forum to help you with this. Turns out the boot logo resides in (C://Windows/Boot/Resources) you WILL NEED to take ownership of the Resources folder in order to make changes (or in this case RENAME your existing bootres.dll to hpbootres.dll then drop and paste the new bootres.dll), after that you can reboot and you should boot with the new Windows 8 logo. If you are ready to do this I can send you the file you need if you would be so kind to SEND ME the file with the HP logo (hpbootres.dll or before you rename it bootres.dll, as previously explained) . Let me know, for I want the same as you but with the HP logo instead.

    But can i put a logo of my choice. I know that's possible because I have senn that some people change it with a different logo on Asus G75-VX Boot - YouTube.
    On the newer computers with UEFI support users will see an OEM boot logo whenever they boot W8;
    On the link you provided you can see a ROG version boot screen :
    G75VX - The Ultimate Fighting Machine
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I have the same problem with my HP Windows 8.1 laptop. would that file work for me too?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 93
    W8 Pro 9200


    Quote Originally Posted by Jrklingerman View Post
    I have the same problem with my HP Windows 8.1 laptop. would that file work for me too?
    If booting on UEFI it will show custom bootscreen if one is provided by OEM.
    When booting non UEFI you should be looking at a normal Windows 8 logo bootscreen.
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