Unlike other programs that can change the Windows boot screens, BootSkin Vista does so in a safe manner. It doesn't patch the Windows kernel. Nor does it require the user to download replacement Windows kernels to do so.
Boot screens that use BootSkin Vista are typically under 20K compared to other boot screen programs whose files are over 2 MEGABYTES.
BootSkin Vista is free for non-commercial use.
BootSkin Vista allows you to change the boot screen seen when Windows Vista first starts to load. The Vista default screen is black with a green progress bar. You can change that to any of a hundred different images called BootSkins. BootSkin Vista includes several to start with, while WinCustomize site offers hundreds more to download.
With a paid subscription to Stardock's Object Desktop or Object Desktop suites, you gain the added ability to create your own BootSkins from any image. The image only needs to be 10 MB or under, in PNG or JPG (or JPEG) format (for best quality) or GIF or BMP graphic formats. This opens a lot of possibilities to replace that drab loading screen with a picture of your family, that huge fish you really did catch, favorite pet, or any other image, including graphic art and more. With BootSkin Vista you can change the appearance of how Vista looks when starting up.
* Change the Windows Vista boot screen to any included BootSkin.
* Download & apply additional BootSkins from WinCustomize.com.
* View thumbnail images of multiple BootSkins from within BootSkin Vista.
300 MHz CPU, 64 MB RAM