Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Vista’s hidden boot screen

“The Windows Vista BootScreen is pointless, but Microsoft decided to hide a more visually appealing boot screen that can easily be enabled with very little trouble. I’m not sure why they didn’t make the boot screen better.”

The default boot screen:

default vista boot screen

The hidden one, called “Aurora”:

hidden screen boot vista

Type msconfig into the start menu search box, and hit enter…

start vista msconfig

After the System Configuration tool loads, click on the Boot tab and check the “No GUI Boot”.

no gui boot

Hit Ok and Reboot, you will see the new Aurora boot screen

“Note: You may get a Windows Defender error on the next startup. You can enable the system config utility using the tray icon and this error will go away.”