Windows 7 Boot Screen Changer

Those who have been following Into Windows for a long time might already know that the end user can’t replace the awesome Windows 7 boot animation (boot logo) with a custom one.o A few months back Microsoft’s Engineering Windows 7 blog detailed why Windows 7 doesn’t let end users customize the boot animation and boot screen.

Windows 7 Boot Animation Changer

Windows 7 users who aren’t happy with the default boot screen animation or users who’re fed up of seeing the same boot screen animation every time Windows boots might want to change it with a custom animation or static picture. The good is that it’s now possible to customize the Windows 7 boot screen by replacing default animation, and default Starting Windows message with the help of a free tool.

A little over one year after the Windows 7 RTM build release, Jeff Bush at Coder For Life website has released a free tool that does the miracle with a click! Yes, you can now replace the Windows 7 boot animation with a custom one.

Windows 7 Boot Animation Updater is a small tool that not only allows you change boot animation but also Starting Windows and Microsoft Corporation texts in a jiffy.

Windows 7 Boot Animation Changer

Key features:

  • Modifies the boot animation
  • Modifies the boot text “Starting Windows” and “© Microsoft Corporation”
  • Will compile the animation from 105 BMP, PNG, GIF, or TIFF images
  • Does not require any other applications (like ImageX)
  • Designed to be idiot-proof by having numerous checks
  • Automatically backs up the modified winload.exe and bootres.dll
  • Can be run as a GUI or command-line program
  • Works for 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7
  • Numerous other little things (e.g. forcing timestamps) to match the original

Before you jump to the download page, let us remind you that this is an advanced tool and one should backup Windows and data or at least create a system restore point as this tool edits or replaces some original system files. We suggest you run this tool with admin rights to avoid errors.

Note: A new version of Windows 7 Boot Animation Updater has been released. Please go through Windows 7 Boot Updater beta version released article to know what’s new in the latest version.

Download Windows 7 Boot Animation Updater



  1. Alex the Techy says

    Can you make it for limited accounts by adding a company it was made from? that would make it so that I can use it

  2. michael says

    Hi there i would like if someone that can give the step by step process of changing the boot screen of vista and windows7 i have already downloaded the windows7 updater but i need the procedure

  3. admin says


    The latest beta version of Windows 7 Boot Updater is stable and works fines on most of the machines. Still, we recommend a complete image backup of your OS drive to avoid any issues.

  4. Pesoen says

    is this 100% safe to use(no virus no missing buttons no errors that makes windows unbootable..)

  5. Tony says

    I don’t know what you guys are doing wrong, but it works perfectly for me. I wish I could use images larger than 200×200, but I’ll get over it.

  6. Danilo says

    Also in my comp, it does not work. My comp is in win7 already and i don’t know why when it boots it’s still in vista.

  7. admin says


    As the software is still in beta, it might not be working for everyone. Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 & MS Visual C++ 2010 library

  8. sherwin says

    please update, seems to be its not working on my machines…..2 Dell Inspiron 1525, Dell Inspiron 1545, and Compaq CQ60, with windows 7 32 bit build 7600

    can any one post the exact requirements for this software?seems to be that the author is not responding anymore… 🙁

  9. says

    The program has been majorly updated recently and it would be nice if you updated your post. Please email me so that I can put you on the list for future update notifications.

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