How to change logo boot Windows 8 or 8.1 with 8oot Logo Changer
When turning on the computer with Windows, the first thing you see after the POST (Power-On Self-Test – self-test computer), it’s a loading screen with the Windows logo in the center. It is a process during which Windows is loading the required system files so the operating system has started to work.
Surely you know that the boot logo will replace the image. This is not a new idea and we’ve done this even long before Windows 7 and even Vista – the good the network is full of tools for this purpose. Most of them, however, still do not support Windows 8 and 8.1, but now there is a new application called 8oot Logo Changer and allows you to change the boot logo in these versions of Windows, and quickly and easily.
The application’s main window consists of two tabs at the top left corner: «Bitmaps» and «Testmode». First of all, you must download a new image file that you want to use instead of the default logo. To do this, click the «Load Picture», and then choose the image file.
If you are using Windows 8.1, you need to enable «Test Signing» tab «Testmode». This option is necessary to ensure that the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system displays your image and not a blank black screen. To enable this mode, click on the «Testmode» and click «Turn it ON or OFF». Then go to the tab «Bitmaps».
When import the image, choose the area you want to use as the logo by dragging the frame or by changing the size. Then press the right arrow button to have the app generate 6 BMP files. If you want to look at the image before applying any changes, double-click on any file in the list.
The next step is to create a new file bootres.dll to display the new logo. But before proceeding to this step, click on the «Backup» button to create a backup copy of the original file bootres.dll. A backup of this file will be useful in case you ever want to revert to the original boot logo. After you create a backup, click the «Generate bootres.dll» and then «Apply».
In the process you will see a dialog box like the screenshot below. Click «Yes» for the changes to take effect.
You can download 8oot Logo Changer from the link below. Testing was conducted on the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 Pro.
8oot Logo Changer