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Logos for Login Screen v1.3 by Exper1mental Logos for Login Screen v1.3 by Exper1mental
Credit goes to PeterRollar for coming up with the technique and giving me the idea to do this.

Special thanks to Dorlan2001 and richluk for providing the basebrd.dll's for their operating systems.


IMPORTANT I still need the basebrd.dll files for:
- Windows 8 Enterprise 32/64 bit
- Windows 8.1 32 bit
- Windows 8.1 Enterprise 8.1 32/64 bit.

If you use one of those operating systems in the correct bit, find the file in C:, Windows, then Branding and then Basebrd and upload the .dll there to Sta.sh. Post a link to it in the comments below and tell me what your computer OS and bit is.

Thanks!



Change Log


v1.3
:new: Installation .txt file added in .zip
:new: Windows 8.1 64-bit support added!
:new: Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit support removed.
v1.2
- Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit support added!
v1.1
- Windows 8 32-bit support added!
v1.0
- Initial Release



What This Does


It brings back the windows logo at the bottom of the User List and Sign-In screens. There are Windows 8.X and Windows 8.X Pro variants of both the Classic and Flat Metro logos pictured in the above screenshots.



Requirements





Installation


  • Select which of the .dll files you wish to use and copy it
  • Go to C: Windows then Branding then Basebrd
  • Paste the .dll file
  • Right click on basebrd.dll and select Take Ownership/Restore Rights*
  • Once you have taken ownership, rename basebrd.dll something like basebrd.old.dll. DO NOT DELETE IT!**
  • Rename the .dll you copied into basebrd to basebrd.dll
  • Right click on basebrd.dll and select Take Ownership/Restore Rights*
  • Enjoy when you sign in again!

* There should be a popup telling if you took ownership or restored rights of the file.
** In case you accidentally deleted the original basebrd.dll you can use my original copy located in the Backup folder of the 32-bit and 64-bit sections.



Uninstallation


  • Go to C: Windows Branding Basebrd
  • Right click on basebrd.dll and select Take Ownership/Restore Rights*
  • Rename basebrd.dll something like basebrd.new.dll -OR- Delete it altogether
  • Rename the old basebrd.dll that you renamed to something like basebrd.old.dll back to its original name.**
  • Right click on basebrd.dll and select Take Ownership/Restore Rights*

* There should be a popup telling if you took ownership or restored rights of the file.
** In case you accidentally deleted the original basebrd.dll you can use my original copy located in the Backup folder of the 32-bit and 64-bit sections.



Known Issues


  • [Win 8/8.1 32/64 bit] Replacing the original basebrd.dll can cause Windows to deactivate. You can still use almost all Windows features as far as I can tell, but there will be an OS stamp in the lower-right hand corner of your desktop. You can fix this by restoring the original .dll file and then activating windows. You do NOT need to re-enter an activation code.

    There is no know way currently to prevent this from happening, if you have an idea on how to possibly solve it I'd love to hear it.



Suggestions, questions, comments thoughts, and feedback are always welcome and encouraged.
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is anyone still interested in this?

If so, I'll update this to support windows 8.1, however, someone will need to provide the windows 8.1 32-bit basebrd.dll as my PC is 64-bit.
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ssj92 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Yes please! I'd like Windows 8.1 Professional. It's for 64-bit though. 
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
New version with 8.1 64-bit support added. Let me know if you encounter any issues.
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, I'll work on it. Sorry for the delayed response, my internet got shutdown for awhile there. :(
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khatmau Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Do you know change bootscreen windows 8? Or change backgoung logon windows 8?
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

The bootscreen, no.

 

The login (not lock-screen) background? You mean changing that solid color? As far as I know the only way to change that is using Sign In Screen Color Changer: winaero.com/comment.php?commen… And even then you are limited to the stock color configs.

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khatmau Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I know change "Sign in screen color". You can mod file imageres.dll or use that tool. I want to change bootscreen but nobody guide or creat some tool to change it :(
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khatmau Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Logo very cool! It made by  AlphaConv or what tool? Can you guide me how to make a image .BMP 32bit? Thanks!
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use Photoshop (I think) or AlphaConv to make 32 bit BMP images. If you use AlphaConv you just need a 32-bit image (I use PNG but others should work find) to convert into 32 bit BMP.
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khatmau Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ok, Thank you :D
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BlueYenx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artist
Oh sorry I did an mistake in my old comment. Here the fixed post:
I had the same problem with the unactivation and my solution was that I switched back to the Original .dll, activated windows in windows 8 pc-settings and then I did this steps again and it worked fine!
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That works, but you have to do that every 30-45 minutes unless you want to "loose" certain non-critical features (i.e. changing profile picture or lock screen)
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I'll have to try that again. Windows Activation refuses to work in Control Panel with the .dll but I didn't think to try in PC Settings.
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BlueYenx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Artist
I had the same problem with the unactivation and my solution was that I switched back to the Original .dll and then I did this steps again and it worked fine!
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Dorlan2001 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Nice work man! :)
Quick question... how did you do that??? I want to change the same thing but on the Windows 8.1 Preview and I don't know how to do it! :/
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a note, if you upload the Basebrd.dll onto Sta.sh and tell me if your computer is 32-bit/x86 or 64-bit/x64 I should be able to add Win 8.1 32 or 64-bit support.
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Dorlan2001 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Hi! Thanks for the quick response! :)
I have done everything you said, but it doesn't seems to work! My PC is a 64-bit of Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview
Here is the original basebrd.dll : sta.sh/017yzj3aid60
Also here is the one I did... unfortunately doesn't work : sta.sh/01wau5by186e
I made another... also doesn't work! :/ sta.sh/02bh0en69yiz
If you can make it work, I will be fully apreciated! Thanks! :)
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

It looks like you either didn't use 32-bit bmp images, changed the image resolution(s), or both.

 

The easiest way to tell if you followed the steps correctly is to check the file size. The file size will be EXACTLY the same as the original (down to the last byte).

 

Try this .dll and tell me if it works: sta.sh/02cb3tvuskah

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Dorlan2001 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I think the issue is with the 32-bit bmp images because the res are the same on every file. However the file size is very different between each other; like 90 KB of difference!

I tried your .dll; works like a charm!!! I did a full restart and I don't have the unactivation issue (at least for now)! Thanks a lot for your help buddy!!! ^_^
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

k, np. I'll start working on a full-featured update supporting Windows 8.1 Preview 64-bit.

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Dorlan2001 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Alright man... looking foward for this update! :)
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Check out the new update if you haven't already. Any issues?
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
k, I won't be able to look at it until Friday or Saturday at the earliest, going to be gone for the week. Just thought I'd let you know in advance.
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Dorlan2001 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Alright, no problem! :)
Thanks man!
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

What you need:

 - Resource Hacker

 - TakeOwnershipEx

 - AlphaConv

 

If Windows 8.1 is anything like go to:

C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd

 

 - Copy the basebrd.dll to another non-system folder for editing purposes.

 - Right-click on it and select "Take Ownership/Restore Rights"

 - Right-click and open in Resource Hacker

 

 

Under Bitmap are several folders with number names. The folders with files you will need to change should be called 120, 1120, and 2120. Remember these are the folder names, not the image names.

 

 - The image under 120 MUST be exactly 350x50 pixels in size

 - The image under 1120 MUST be exactly 438x64 pixels in size

 - The image under 2120 MUST be exactly 525x75 pixels in size

 

Important: Save these as 32-Bit PNGs (or 32-bit BMPs if supported), else it won't work. If you saved them as 32-bit PNGs, you will need to use AlphaConv and change them to 32-bit BMP images before using them in the .dll file.

 

I recommend for the two larger sizes you simply increase the canvas size of the smaller one, doing that worked well for me anyway.

 

 

Now that you have your images ready:

 - Go back to Resource Hacker

 - Click on the Action tab and select "Replace Bitmap ..."

 - Replace 120, 1120, and 2120 with your own 32-bit BMP images, remember that they must be the same resolution and bit depth as the originals for this to work!

 - Under File select Save and close Resource Hacker

 - For Installation and Uninstallation refer to the guides in the description.

 

If all goes well that will do it!

 

 

Hope that helps!

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richluk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I made it for Windows 8 Pro 32bit download [link]
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richluk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
mirror [link] seems eset blocks sockshare, warning using this
makes windows not activated.

@Exper1mental
Do you know a fix, why windows gets unactivated
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The difference between the win 8 and win 8 pro .dlls is purely the images, .dll itself runs fine on either OS of correct architecture.

There is one thing you missed when packing the images. 120-1033, 1120-1033, and 2120-1033 are not duplicates of the same image. They look the same but are different sizes. Anyways, I can fix this pretty easy.

Thanks for providing the 32-bit .dll!


P.S. You know you could have just uploaded the .rar to Sta.sh which would've made it much easier for me to access and download. ;)
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richluk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Thanks, I hope you could upload it soon so I can test it. :)
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Got it uploaded now, let me know if you notice any issues. Also, can you verify whether or not the Windows deactivation problem also occurs on 32-bit systems?
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richluk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I made one with the right sizes but windows deactivates even if I re activate it, it won't. Also tried yours, same problem. :(
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:iconexper1mental:
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, as I'm not a skilled coder there isn't much I can do other than hope that someone else might come along and have and idea on how to fix it, aside from restoring the original .dll file.
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Exper1mental Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :D
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agusia0003 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thanks ;)
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