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Enable Vista's Boot Screen

By: Arie Slob

Enable Vista's Boot Screen Microsoft decided not to enable a more visually appealing boot screen in an effort to reduce the time it needs to start Windows Vista. But with today's fast computers, enabling a more appealing boot screen will probably not add much time to Vista's startup time (if any).

Microsoft did include a more visually appealing boot screen (Figure) and it can be enabled with little trouble:

The easiest way to get to it is to type msconfig in Vista's Start Search box, which will place msconfig.exe near the top of Vista's Start Menu.

  1. Double click msconfig.exe to start it, and select the Boot tab
  2. Check the option No GUI boot under Boot options
  3. Hit Apply & reboot

To change back to the 'simple' boot screen, just reverse the above.

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