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How to Change the Boot Screen Logo on Windows With HackBGRT

Change the Windows logo on boot with whatever you like using HackBGRT.


Windows is a highly customizable operating system, and one of the things you can customize is the boot screen logo. So if you’re tired of looking at the Windows logo when your computer is booting up, you can change that with a little-known tool called HackBGRT. Here’s how to do that.


Before You Use HackBGRT …

Before you go ahead and download HackBGRT, there are some things you need to check and do.

The first thing is to make sure that your computer’s BIOS mode is UEFI-based, otherwise, the tool won’t work. To do that, follow the steps below.

  1. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type msinfo32 in the text box and hit the Enter key to open the System information window.
  3. In the right panel, check BIOS mode. If it says UEFIyou’re all set.

The second thing you need to do is disable Secure Boot to allow HackBGRT to make changes to the boot screen logo. You can also check the status of Secure Boot in the System Information window.

The third thing you need to do is prepare an image to use as the new boot screen logo. Here are the requirements the image needs to meet.

  • The dimensions (width and height) of the image should be 200px by 200px or 300px by 300px.
  • You must name the image splash.bmp.
  • The image must be saved as a 24-bit Bitmap (BMP).

Finally, since HackBGRT makes changes to your computer’s UEFI, you should create a backup in case something goes wrong. To that end, please read our guides on how to create a recovery drive and system repair disc on Windows 10 and how to create a complete backup on Windows 11.

Once you have everything in place, using HackBGRT to change your boot screen logo is quite easy. Follow the steps below to do that.

  1. Go to the HackBGRT download page and click on HackBGRT-1.5.1.zip under the Assets heading to begin the download.
  2. Go to the folder where you downloaded the tool and extract the ZIP file on your Windows computer.
  3. In the extracted folder, double-click setup.exe to launch HackBGRT.
  4. Click Yes on the UAC prompt to allow the tool to make changes to your PC.
  5. In the Command Prompt window that pops up, press THE on your keyboard to start the installation process.
  6. Notepad will launch with the tool’s configuration file. You can go through it, but you don’t need to. Just close the Notepad window.

Now that you’ve got HackBGRT, it’s time to make a graphic.

  1. Paint should launch as soon as you close the Notepad window. If you don’t see the Paint window on your screen, select it from the Taskbar.
  2. In Paint, click File> Openand in the navigation pane on the left, click This PC.
  3. You will see a partition you’ve probably never seen before, and it will only appear when you navigate to This PC through Paint. On our computer, this is SYSTEM (A 🙂.
  4. Double-click on this partition to open it, and then head to the EFI> HackBGRT folder. There, you’ll see an image called splash.bmpand it will be of the HackBGRT logo.
  5. Copy your custom logo and paste it into the HackBGRT folder through this window.
  6. Considering the image you created and the one currently in the folder have the same name, you’ll get a prompt from Windows, and you should click Replace the file in the destination.
  7. Close all the windows, including Paint, and then open the Command Prompt window for HackBGRT. You’ll see a message that says, “HackBGRT is now installed.”
  8. Press any key to quit HackBGRT.

When your computer restarts, you’ll see that the Windows logo during the bootup process has been replaced with your custom logo.

If you want to restore the old Windows logo to the boot screen, you can do it rather easily. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Launch HackBGRT.
  2. Press D. in the Command Prompt window, and you’ll see a message saying the old Windows logo has been restored.
  3. Quit HackBGRT by pressing any key.

When you restart your PC, the Windows boot screen logo will be back.

Customizing the Boot Screen Logo on Windows the Easy Way

When you’re tired of the logo you see when Windows is loading, it’s good to know you can change it to something more interesting. You just need the help of HackBGRT, which is easy to download and use. Consider this just another tool in your Windows customization tool belt.

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