BootSkin XP

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"'''BootSkin XP'''" is the name of a format, used by a program of the same name, that allows users to change the [[Windows]] boot screen. BootSkin XP files are a [[ZIP]] file containing<ref>https://forums.wincustomize.com/97764/bootskin-tutorial</ref>:
 
"'''BootSkin XP'''" is the name of a format, used by a program of the same name, that allows users to change the [[Windows]] boot screen. BootSkin XP files are a [[ZIP]] file containing<ref>https://forums.wincustomize.com/97764/bootskin-tutorial</ref>:
* a 640x480, 4-bit color [[BMP]] image that would be displayed at startup;
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* a 640x480, 4-bit color [[BMP]] image to be displayed at startup;
 
* another [[BMP]] image, 22x9 pixels, 4-bit color, to be displayed as the progress bar;
 
* another [[BMP]] image, 22x9 pixels, 4-bit color, to be displayed as the progress bar;
 
* a file in the [[INI]] format called "bootskin.ini" containing metadata.
 
* a file in the [[INI]] format called "bootskin.ini" containing metadata.

Latest revision as of 06:59, 23 June 2019

For the successor format, see BootSkin Vista.
File Format
Name BootSkin XP
Ontology
Extension(s) .bootskin
Released 2003  ?[1]

"BootSkin XP" is the name of a format, used by a program of the same name, that allows users to change the Windows boot screen. BootSkin XP files are a ZIP file containing[2]:

  • a 640x480, 4-bit color BMP image to be displayed at startup;
  • another BMP image, 22x9 pixels, 4-bit color, to be displayed as the progress bar;
  • a file in the INI format called "bootskin.ini" containing metadata.

Support was dropped around mid-late 2008[3] in favor of BootSkin Vista (which is often conflated with BootSkin XP under the name "BootSkin").

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[edit] References

  1. Date of https://web.archive.org/web/20031118175952/http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/
  2. https://forums.wincustomize.com/97764/bootskin-tutorial
  3. Difference between https://web.archive.org/web/20080512170426/http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/downloads.asp and https://web.archive.org/web/20081205142104/http://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/downloads.asp
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